Are you a professional wanting to refer a family?

If you are a health visitor, doctor, social worker or any other professional working with families and you feel someone would benefit from our service, you can make a referral on their behalf, with their consent. Home-Start Derby support families in and around Derby  and Amber Valley that have at least one child under five.

Please phone us on 01332 742619 to discuss the family situation and if a request to support the family is thought to be suitable we can take the referral over the phone.

We have two versions of our form, you only need to fill in one of them. The first can be downloaded and edited by Microsoft Word, you can email that back to us, or if you do not have Microsoft Word on your system you can download the PDF version, print it and fill it in and send back to us.

Referral Form (MS Word version)

Referral Form (PDF version)

Family support is governed by the availability and suitability of volunteers. We will try visit the family within 1 week of referral and from that point always give the referrer and family guidance as to the current situation regarding volunteer availability.

Are you a family wanting support?

We are happy to take a self referral and talk you through what support we might be able to give you.  Please phone us on 01332 742619 or email us at:

Want to know more or have some questions?  Please contact us.

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