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Home-Start East Lothian - Inspiring Scotland

Home-Start East Lothian

Home-Start East Lothian provides services for families in East Lothian with at least one child under 5 years old.

1-1 support:

Parents/carers/families will usually be visited once a week at home by a member of staff or a trained volunteer. Visits can also be arranged in the local community.

Family support aims to build on your strengths, increasing your capacity to cope with challenges and work toward your goals. Goals are discussed and agreed through an initial visit with one of the Home-Start Coordinators who can relate to –

  • parent/carer-child relationships
  • managing children’s behaviour
  • active involvement in children’s learning
  • physical activity
  • improving mental health
  • financial awareness and management skills
  • social isolation
  • safety awareness
  • skills and qualifications development


Group support:

All our groups are a place for safe and confidential sharing, listening and offering peer support.

  • Baby massage is open to parents/carers and most appropriate for babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months.
  • There are various drop-in groups across East Lothian in Tranent, Haddington & Dunbar. Supporting children between 0-2 years. We also runa  group for families of multiples.

You can check venue and times of these groups on our Facebook page where information is updated regularly.