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Tameside Portage Service

 

PortageWelcome to the Tameside Home Visiting Service

What is Portage?

Portage is a multi agency home visiting service for families with very young children who have additional needs. We offer a support service which has the aim of helping parents to promote their child's development. Portage is based on practising new skills daily, through play.

PortageWhat does Portage offer?

  • Regular home visits by experienced staff
  • Advice and support for families
  • Access to the Portage toy library
  • Monthly support group meetings - Unicorns
  • Organised day trips

Our Aims

To support the development of young children's play, communication skills, independence, social skills and to encourage full participation in day to day life within the family and beyond the home.

The Portage home visitor works alongside the parents, offering support practical help and ideas to:

  • Make learning fun for all the family
  • Encourage a child's interests
  • Address problematic situations
  • Promote development

PortageWho can access the service?

Children who:

  • Have additional needs e.g. communication difficulties, developmental delay, genetic disabilities
  • Live in Tameside
  • Are not attending any Early Years setting

How can children be referred?

Children can be referred to the service by professionals (with parents permission) or by parents/carers themselves.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Portage Service
Jubilee Garden Disabled Childrens Centre
Gardenfold Way
Droylsden
M43 7XU.
Contact by Telephone
0161 371 2060
Contact by Fax
0161 371 2061
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