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Parenting support

The Family Support Team at Bushy Leaze offers over 300 group sessions each year to support families in Alton and East Hampshire


Our bookable community outreach groups offer support to families with babies and toddlers in and around Alton.  These groups groups support families dealing with isolation, anxiety, financial challenges and family crisis offering a safe place to visit and opportunities to develop vital friendship networks.  We can signpost to our own specialist support and other agencies depending on individual needs.  


Our specialist targetted programmes offer in excess of 200 referred places per year, supporting families with specific issues such as

  • mental health challenges
  • first-time parent
  • getting to know your baby through baby masssage
  • support for families who may have concerns about speech, language and communication
  • children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • developing parenting skills
  • cooking on budget
  • dads club
  • parents seeking to go back into employment


In addition, many families with children under 5 receive dedicated 1:1 support from Bushy Leaze expert Family Support Team, ranging from half-an-hour advice to receiving ongoing weekly contact to help them through their times of need. 

You can self-refer to request support from the team. Please complete the form below and post or email it back to us at

We have a unique blend of courses and parenting programmes on offer from cooking to parenting.  The programmes vary from term to term.  If you are interested, just ask what is on at the moment or take a look here..

The THOMAS Outreach Programme (TOP)

TOP is a flexible Early Intervention service for young children with impaired social communication/autistic spectrum difficulties and supports these children in their homes and pre-school settings. It is a supportive package delivered by qualified, experienced and friendly staff  who work in local TOP teams. The TOP worker in East Hampshire is Sarah Morey - email:

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