Home-based Family Support

Our Home-based Family Support service involves working with parents/caregivers who want to develop and strengthen their parenting skills and confidence so that their children are able to reach their full potential.

Our social workers visit families in their own homes to:

  • Support child development, safety and well-being
  • Develop confidence in parenting skills and child management
  • Increase parent’s/caregiver's understanding of their children’s needs
  • Build on strengths and develop self-confidence
  • Link parents/caregivers into community and support networks

For further information, please see our Home-Based Family Support brochure. 

Referrals to home-based Family Support can be made by healthcare professionals, community workers or parents can self refer. To make a referral or to find out more, call us on 0800 FAM CARE or 03 477 0801 or download the Dunedin Home-based Family Support referral form