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Home-Start Family Support

Home-Start Trafford and Salford supports families going through difficult times by providing volunteers who visit them regularly in their own homes. As a parent you might ask for Home-Start's help for all sorts of reasons:

  • You may be feeling isolated in your community, have no family nearby and be struggling to make friends
  • You may be finding it hard to cope because of your own, or your child's illness.
  • You may have been hit hard by the death of a loved one
  • You may be really struggling with emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets - perhaps born into an already large family.

Help is at hand. We support any family living in Trafford with a child of any age or any family living in Salford who have at least one child under the age of five and who maybe finding it hard to cope.

But what do we mean by 'support'? If you ask for Home-Start's help you can be sure of total confidentiality.  Almost 25% of families refer themselves, the remainder having requests made on their behalf e.g. by a health visitor or GP.

We offer 3 types of support for Trafford families, they are:-

  1. A couple of home visits from Home-Start staff, for example information will be provided about other services/referrals maybe made and encouragement to access universal services.
  2. 4 months support (40 hours maximum) from a Family Support Worker within the Home-Start staff team
  3. Parent to parent, 2 hour weekly volunteer befriending support, available for a maximum of 6 months.

After asking for our support you will meet with one of our local co-ordinators who will carefully match you with one of our volunteers. Our volunteers, who all have parenting experience, will visit you for a couple of hours a week and give you both emotional and practical help.

Who to contact

0161 865 4222

Where to go

Name of Venue
Stretford Children's Centre & Early Help Hub
Venue Address
Poplar Road
M32 9AN

Who is it for?

From birth to 18 years of age (or up to 25 yrs with complex and additional needs)
Eligibility Details

Any family living in Trafford with a child of any age can be referred to Home-Start Trafford and Salford for support, if they are going through difficulties.  With the family’s permission, mothers, fathers, step-parents, grandparents and carers can all benefit.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Families can refer themselves or they can be referred by other agencies, for example:

  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Midwives
  • Community Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Probation officers
  • Playgroup workers
  • GPs


Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Further Details

Parking (including disabled parking), Accessible toilet and wheelchair access.

Last updated date:
16 June 2017


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