News & Events

We're launching new services today

29.11.2016 - 11:34

Today we are launching our new services offering support to parents across the whole of Edinburgh and MIdlothian thanks to new lottery funding

Watch a video about our services here

Read our Briefing Paper here

We feature in a Government research document

29.09.2016 - 11:46

The Early Years Change Fund was established in 2011 as a Partnership fund between the Scottish Government, local government and the NHS totalling £274.25million. Its task was to take forward a significant change programme to help deliver the joint commitment to prioritising the early years of children’s lives and to embed early intervention and prevention.

Their recent publication on Community Planning Partnerships includes a case study of Home Link's work and says

"Befrienders highlighted the critical role of daily routines such as meal times, homework and bedtime as a vehicle for learning: “every day is a learning day”. Key outcomes are to improve the parent/carer interactions, giving them a deeper understanding of the child’s developmental stages."

Read the full case study here

Training group

Meet our newest volunteers

07.09.2016 - 14:48

Our latest volunteers are half way through their training and are looking forward to being matched with families in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

They'll be offering great early learning opportunities to under fives and lots of support and encouragement to parents.

You could join us for the next training in late October, there are still a few places left click here for more info