How to Refer

Our referral process is split into two channels;

As the forms are different please download and fill out the correct form.

  • Self Referrals – This is for the parents of families to refer themselves directly to Homestart Teignbridge when seeking our support
  • Agency Referrals – This is for health visitors and other partner organisations that we liaise with to refer a family known to them that they feel would benefit from our support.


Self-referring is simple. Call Denise Ratcliffe at our office on 01626 353700, She will discuss with you what support you think you need and will book a visit to see you at home.
From there, if support is suitable, you’ll be matched with a volunteer who will see you for a couple of hours each week until the end of support.

Or download & fill in the form below and post it via recorded delivery to us at Home-Start Teignbridge, 9 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ.

Agency Referrals

To refer a family to us, please fill in the form below and either email it securely (we have an nhsmail account –, which other nhs users can email to securely), we also have a secure Egres Switch account, Email:

Or print it off and post it to us via recorded delivery to Home-Start Teignbridge, 9 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ.

Please note that we can only accept referals that include both the Referrer’s signature & Parent’s/Guardian’s signature.
Any forms with only the Referrer’s signature will be rejected and returned to the Referrer.
This is to ensure Home-Start Teignbridge complies with GDPR consent procedures to collect and process data.