Antenatal Support Service

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Antenatal Support Service

Who is it for?

Expectant families or families who have had a baby in the last 8 weeks who could benefit from some extra support. Families can refer themselves or can be referred by any professionals working with them eg: midwives, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Early Years Workers, GP’s etc.

What do we offer?

We will work with you to make a plan to build on your strengths and identify areas where support would help. We want to support you to give your baby the best start in life. This might include building confidence in parenting or to go out and about in your community, accessing other supports around housing or benefits issues, or helping you to attend appointments or meetings. We can work with the whole family or just one parent, whatever the family identifies would be helpful.

What to expect

  • Visits from our antenatal coordinator for 2 hours every 2 weeks throughout pregnancy and through the first year of baby’s life.
  • Build on families existing strengths
  • Discussions with regards to possible support plans which are tailored to individual’s needs.
  • Practical help and support with regards to parenting.

Referrals

To enquire about the service please contact Helen at helen.g@homelinkfamilysupport.org  or download a referral form here

Please ensure you you return any referrals to our secure NHS email:

lothian.homelinkfamilysupport@nhs.net