News & Events


Volunteer's Week was a great success

08.06.2016 - 14:00

We are just coming to the end of a terrific national Volunteers' Week - awards, sunshine and a lovely Barbecue.

We were delighted when an astounded Adele McGowan was awarded Volunteer of the Year at the splendid Midlothian Volunteer Award ceremony at Newbattle Abbey College.  It was well deserved  - Adele has supported an amazing 11 families for us since 2010.  She is now moving into work and we'll miss her but we wish her all the very best.

Our Barbecue was threatened by rumbling thunder but somehow it stayed warm and sunny and it was lovely to see so many volunteers, old and new and their children.


Award Ceremony

Adele wins Midlothian Volunteer of the Year !

03.06.2016 - 14:18

We are absolutely delighted that Adele McGowan was awarded Midlothian Volunteer of the Year at a splendid ceremony organised by Volunteer Centre Midlothian.  Owen Thompson MP presented her with the award and Adele said 'I can't believe it's me.  I've got so much out of befriending with Home Link Family Support, it's been great.'

Since 2010 Adele has been matched with 11 families, often taking on 2 families at the same time. She is a great listener and understands exactly what the families need from a befriender. Adele also gets along great with the kids and helps parents with practical parenting support, Big Bedtime read and Bookbug and crafts She is always willing to help out with training, and group work. She will be a massive loss to us as she leaves for permanent work - we wish her all the bestAdele with Owen Thompson MP

racing women

Fundraising Marathon

28.04.2016 - 14:57

Twenty amazing staff from Cranley Nurseries are running Marathons to fundraise for Home Link Family Support. on 28th May.
Cranley Nurseries say: 'Our staff take a real pride in every aspect of their jobs, which includes life within the community.

20 of our staff have committed to run/walk the 5k and 10k at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Motivated and determined to raise as much funds as possible for Home Link Family Support who help families whose children are the same ages as those we work with.

We are a small group of 4 award winning children’s nurseries based in South Edinburgh. Our staff are genuinely committed to  providing the best possible childcare facilities and support to help children achieve their true potential.'

Please cheer them on with some sponsorship click here