As a local charity, Home-Start West Dorset can be flexible in its approach to individual families to ensure the best and most relevant support is provided. We have established positive relationships with many other local organisations that provide support for families. Through these valuable links, we can help families to gain an understanding of, and access to, the different support agencies that are available to help them.  

Our charity does not replace, but certainly compliments, the work of local statutory services and organisations.  We believe the best support for families is being achieved through a partnership between us.

Successful links have been established with agencies and organisation such as; Children’s Centres, Magna Housing, Health Visitors, Doctors Surgeries, Parent Support Advisors, Children Services, plus a wide range of voluntary schemes through the 0-19 3rd sector forum.

Through these partnerships Home-Start West Dorset is able to keep up to date with local developments and therefore able to ensure the service we offer meets the needs of the local community. These links also give other agencies the opportunity to fully understand what we can offer and this understanding means they can make suitable referrals to us to help families in need. 

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