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Bright Start Family Support Service

If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance you can speak to one of our Family Engagement Workers on the phone or book a face - to - face appointment.

Telephone service
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12noon
t: 020 7527 8376
If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Face-to-face appointments (limited spaces, must be booked in advance)
Contact you local Bright Start area
East: / 020 7527 8465
South: / 020 7527 4089
West: brightstartwest@islington/ / 020 7527 8441

Bright Start family support - part of Islington's Early Help services - provides outreach, individual assistance and signposting services for families with under fives in local neighbourhoods. Working in local children’s centre, family support workers act as a bridge and resource for families who need help with accessing services. They also introduce families to their local children’s centre activities.

Who to contact

020 7527 8376

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Telephone service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 12 noon. Limited facde to face appointments are available to book. Contact you local bright start area

Other Details

Age Ranges
Parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under 5 years
Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
The service is for all parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under 5 years. Families can come to children’s centres and other Bright Start venues to have an enjoyable time, meet other parents and carers or access many of the services available. These include a range of health services, housing and finance advice, help with employment and family learning.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

For more information or to self-refer, please drop in to a Family Support surgery at your nearest Children's Centre. Alternatively, you can contact the Family Information Service who can pass on your details to a member of the family support team: 020 7527 5959;

Practitioners wanting to refer will need to complete an Islington Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) request for service form; apply online 

Additional Languages
Bengali/Sylheti, Somali, Turkish
Record updated: 11/11/2020