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Referrals to Home-Start

Referrals to Home-Start Stirling can come from any professional working with a family and parents can refer themselves.

To discuss a referral in confidence to Home-Start Stirling please contact Ann (Manager) on 01786 498466 or

Families can also self refer using the “contact us” box or emailing 


Possible Reasons for Referral

Referral reasons vary with sometimes more than one reason for referral. However, they often include one or more of the following:

  • Multiple births
  • Disability/ill health
  • Loneliness/isolation
  • Depression/postnatal depression
  • Help with parenting skills
  • Relationship problems
  • Domestic abuse
  • Families affected by alcohol/substance abuse

First Steps to Referral

Please contact our Manager; Ann to discuss a referral in confidence, she will be able to give full guidance on the referral process.  The family must consent to the submission of a referral.

Family Self-Referral

A parent can self-refer by contacting us through any of the following methods;

Phone – 01786 498466, email –, through our “contact us” box or a private message through our Facebook page.

After a Referral

The help offered will vary according to the specific needs of the family. Friendship, talking, listening, playing with the children, helping in the home, accompanying the family on outings, keeping appointments or other help may all be offered.

There is no limited time for Home-Start support, support is only ended when it is agreed that it is no longer required or a family no longer meets our criteria.  Whatever way, we try to do end our help in a sensitive and manageable way.