Our Services – What We Do


Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh (HSLNEE) has been helping families and providing training and opportunities for volunteers in the local area since 1986.


The experience and knowledge gained over the years has made HSLNEE a responsive, hard-working group of personnel committed to strengthening the family whatever its shape or size. During 2018-19 a total of 164 children and 103 families were supported by HSLNEE with referrals from various sources including health visitors, social workers and self-referral.


HSLNEE is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and benefits from the support of a range of companies, trusts, churches and schools, which is always greatly appreciated.


As well as being part of the UK’s leading family support charity, it is an organisation valued and trusted by local families and professionals alike.

34 volunteers supported the scheme from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.


Volunteers undertake many different tasks in order to support, help and manage the scheme.




Volunteer Opportunities

Home visiting volunteers (volunteers are parents or have parenting experience)

  • Trustees
  • Fundraisers
  • Advisors
  • Trainers
  • Crèche Assistants



Additional services

HSLNEE run weekly groups in Leith to complement the core home visiting service: parents can also attend the Parents Early Education Partnership (Peep) Groups and Baby Massage classes.

For a copy of the HSLNEE Annual Report please call in to our office, 247 Leith Walk, or contact the office on admin@homestartleith.co.uk



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