Through our Helping Hands service we offer short term practical support to families with twins, triplets and more in times of severe need or crisis.
This need could have happened because of a parental or baby bereavement, medical conditions, severe post-natal depression or mental health issue, or very serious behavioural problems.
Our Twins Trust practitioner and volunteers are all qualified childcare professionals trained by the prestigious Norland College. Practitioners provide short term hands on practical help and advice at home, supporting families to help cope with the challenges they face and build confidence through enabling and empowering the families during a time of real need.
To be considered for help, families need to:
- be in need of support for their multiple birth babies or children who are preschool age or younger.
- be unable to afford to pay for help themselves, receive child benefit and be willing to answer key financial questions to check this.
- have sought help from family, friends, neighbours or other external agencies such as a childrens centre or other charitable organization.
- have their application supported by a relevant professional such as a Health Visitor, Social Worker, Teacher, Midwife or Charity support worker.
Please note that the placement of support practitioners is mostly operating in England and Wales. We are working to expand this.
Apply for Helping Hands support
If you are applying for support for your own family please fill in our Self-Referral Form using the link below.
If you are a health professional and want to make a referral please fill in this form.