Home-Start Glasgow South - Weekly Groups

Delivered by Home-Start Glasgow South
Note: Groups take place in a variety of locations
Note: this service is only for families
  • Children’s play
  • Complementary therapies
  • Meditation
  • Talking therapies

Our weekly groups include:

Mums N Bumps: Held at the Pearce Institute on Mondays 10-11am, this group provides expectant and new mums the opportunity to meet others, reduce loneliness and isolation and share new experiences/challenges/unknowns.

Toddle-In: Held at Castlemilk Parish Church on Tuesday and Wednesdays 10-11:15am, this group provides parents an opportunity to get together whilst their children have fun with other children through play and activities. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for the parents and snacks are available for the children.

Parents & Tots: Held at Penilee Community Centre on Thursdays 1:15-2:45pm, this group allows parents and children the opportunity to meet and play with others as well as take part in activities such as arts and crafts and music and dance lessons that both children and parents can take part in.

Family Wellbeing Group: Held in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Fridays at 9:30am, this group brings families that have been referred to our organisation together in a social setting to take part in activities such as arts and crafts, health & well-being sessions, pottery and meditation. The groups helps in building parent/carer’s confidence and establishing friendships in a safe space.

Baby Massage: This can be arranged to suit a family's needs and will help you learn techniques to help relax and soothe your baby, help build your confidence when handling them and promote bonding and attachment with your baby as well as open new ways of interacting and communicating, all in the secure and familiar surroundings of your own home.

Creative Play: This service operates in 8 week blocks during term time and travels around schools in the Southside of Glasgow. The course has been designed to stimulate children’s creative juices and encourage parents and children to work, play and generally enjoy spending time together.

The Warm Place: Held in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:15-11:30am, The Warm Place provides a warm, welcoming space for parents/carers to attend after school drop off. This community club is open to any families across the Southside of Glasgow who may be feeling isolated, struggling financially or needing some support due to the impact of the cost of living crisis.
Attendees can receive a warm welcome, some free breakfast and browse items in our swap shop which includes warm coats, blankets, clothing and accessories for children.

Some of these groups have waiting lists at times so please call and ask for Charlene or Diane to check if places are available or for more information.

Service availability

10am to 11am
9.15am to 11.30am
10am to 11.15am
9.15am to 11.30am
10am to 11.15am
1.15pm to 2.45pm

How to access this service

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