Refer a user to our funded pilot service

If you’re a professional and have families who would benefit and engage with our funded service please have a read of our eligibility criteria below and then fill in the referral form. Please do talk to the families involved first so they know to expect a call! 

Next steps: We’ll contact the family to have a further discussion about toys and what they think their child needs to help them develop. We’ll then arrange a delivery of their first bag of toys with a volunteer. We’ll contact you as a referrer if we need to discuss further or can’t get in touch with the family for any reason. The family will be asked to sign an agreement to hire the toys and to give feedback for our service which we can pass on to our funders. 

Are you a parent interested in our funded service for toys? We are now open for limited self referrals – if you fit the eligibility criteria below get in touch by emailing kim@visitfromthestork.co.uk or texting 07724296736. Or get a professional such as a health visitor, midwife, early years staff, outreach worker, social worker etc to make a referral using the form. 

Eligibility Criteria

All families referred into our initial pilot service must meet the POSTCODE criteria PLUS one of the criteria below;

Postcodes; (Salford) M5, M6, M7, M27, M30 M28; (Manchester) M8, M9, M40 (more postcodes coming soon) 

  • Families already entitled to the 2 year funding for early education and childcare
  • Children who are recognised as a child-in-need by children’s services
  • Children who are on a child protection plan
  • Children with disabilities (do not have to be in receipt of DLA/PIP, but proof is required)
  • Families with no recourse to public funds (are able to understand enough English to understand the project)
  • Families fleeing domestic abuse, with a fixed address
  • Families in other circumstances, looked at case by case

Use this link to go to a google form to refer a user

https://forms.gle/nRkZEczARw5Qv9p78