Home visiting

Our one-to-one support service is free and unique. We recruit and train volunteers – who are usually parents themselves – to visit local families in their own homes. You will be carefully matched with a volunteer whose skills and experience best fit your own situation and challenges. Your volunteer will offer informal, friendly and confidential support.   

Your Home-Start Aberdeen volunteer will visit your family on a weekly basis to provide friendly, practical and confidential support.  

This support may include: 

  • help with setting and maintaining routines and boundaries 
  • encouraging you to be involved in your child’s early learning and development 
  • helping you to be a more confident and capable parent 
  • help with your family’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing 
  • helping you connect with other families and explore your community 
  • accompanying you to appointments 
“I don’t know how you did it, but she’s a perfect fit! I didn’t think I would feel comfortable speaking to a complete stranger, but I already feel like I could talk to her for hours.” -
Supported parent
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