How do I refer a family?

At Home-Start Cotswolds we accept referrals from a number of different agencies such as health visitors, GPs, midwives, social workers, teachers and playgroup workers. We have also found that 25% of our families refer themselves.

To be referred, families need to answer "yes" to the following questions:

Do you want Home-Start support?
Do you have at least one child under the age of 5 years?
Do you live in the Cotswold District Council area?
Is the situation safe for Home-Start to visit?

It is advisable to contact our office to find out the availability of volunteers before making a referral. If volunteers are available our co-ordinators will arrange to visit the family within two weeks of receiving a referral form.

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Office: c/o Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YE
01285 885391

or for North Cotswolds
Charity Number:     1110632
Company Number: 5468592

Home-Start Cotswolds