YOU can help - volunteer with us! 

Our new Address:   Unit 1 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5GA
Contact Us:   0131 6610890 
  • Home Link Family Support is a  Befriending service for families with pre-school children in South Edinburgh and all of Midlothian.


  • In Midlothian we also offer Therapeutic Family Work for families with children under the age of 18.


  • In South Edinburgh we also offer Antenatal Befriending to families expecting a baby who is at risk of being accommodated.

Home Link Family Support provides a variety of services to families with young children who are under stress or experiencing difficulties.  The core element of the service is a high quality befriending service which provides support for the whole family and is based in the family’s home.  Volunteer Befrienders are carefully recruited and trained and are then matched with a family to provide focused support to meet the needs of the family.

In addition to the befriending service, we also offer a variety of group work opportunities, therapeutic family work, art and play therapy.

Home Link Family Support has achieved a QUALITY IN BEFRIENDING AWARD by           proving that we consistently provide a high quality service.  We strive to leave a lasting impact and positive improvement in the lives of those we reach.                     

For more info on how we can help you, please see our services.

If you think you need support please call us 0131 661 0890 or email

To refer a family for support please see our referral pack on the 'contact us' page.

Mission Statement

Working with our volunteers to provide practical and emotional support for families with young children.


 QIB Excellence
We are proud to have been awarded Quality in Befriending Excellence by Befriending Networks in January 2014. This means that the 1:1 befriending aspect of our project has been assessed as “demonstrating good practice” throughout.

Vacancy - we have a vacancy for a Young Parents Support Service Coordinator for Midlothian please follow the Contact Us tab above


DannyComedian Danny Bhoy raised

£6269.14p for us at his July gig!


Join our next Volunteer Befriender Training Courses:

Nov 2014

Antenatal Befriending (4 evenings)

Feb/March 2015

  Core Befriending (3 Saturdays)

YOU could make all the difference by visiting a family in their own home for 2 hours once a week. 
We will give you comprehensive training and frequent support from a Project Worker. 
All our volunteers can also take advantage of further training in Mental Health, Play, Nutrition, Play@Home, PEEP, first aid.
Call Jane Ellis 0131 661 0890 or email for more information or download an application form from our How You Can Help page



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