How to Refer a Family

How to Refer a Family

If you are considering referring a family.

 A family can be referred  to Home-Start Herefordshire, provided that they have a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in place and the referral has been agreed by the Multi Agency Group meetings.

 Alternatively a family can be referred if a parent is serving in the armed forces.

In addition to the above, if you consider that a family is in need of support please don’t hesitate to contact the office to discuss this further.

Families can also refer themselves in certain situations, please contact the office for more details.

please download our Referral form. Complete it in full and post it to us at this address.

If you are using a PC, you may need to right-click on the link an choose ‘Save target as’

Or else, contact us and we shall send you a referral booklet in the post.

For the referral form please  click here or go to the Downloads page and download from there.

Referrers’ quotes

 “The family feel that they have somebody who cares about their wellbeing. They provide a listening ear, taking them out for appointments and socialisation, reduce conflict in the family.” (Secondary School – Pastoral Support)

“A family managed to feel confident enough to move away from the CAF; they give confidence to parents about their parenting, encouraging better parenting skills.” (Primary School – Learning Mentor)

Needs were met, reducing isolation, building confidence and increasing enjoyment of family.” (School Nurse)

“One mother with mental health problems can now go out on her own after the input from a volunteer. Parents reported the support has eased their stress, loneliness and isolation.” (Health Visitor)

“Parents better able to deal with benefits and access to community resources.” (Health Visitors)

“Clear areas were highlighted for improvements and a clear plan was set out with targets achieved and discussed in a transparent way.” (Secondary School – Pastoral Support)