The Outreach Van

This vehicle was purchased in January 2003 and was converted for play and consultation

The Outreach Van visits isolated parents/carers with children under 5 and can provide Health Visitor clinics, consultation between parent/carer and workers, small play area for children, Toy Library toys and Scrapstore materials. Other agency services are able to access the van according to need. This part of the project is funded by Somerset County Council and West Somerset Children's Centres.

Families using the van must fulfil some of the following criteria:

  • Applications by agencies such as Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, Schools, Playgroups or other.
    Self applicants are considered
  • Families must have a child or children under 5 years or be parents/carers-to-be
  • No transport or limited transport available
  • Families in rural areas where barriers or issues exist limiting access to local family support provision

The van has a consultation area behind the driving seats and a separate section converted for play with a sand pit, painting table, book rack and lots of toys. There is also a toilet, cooker and storage shelves.

The van aims to promote the self esteem of parents/carers by offering a range of appropriate individualised services.

For further information:
Telephone C.L.O.W.N.S. on 01643 707190

To download a Confidential Referral Form, please click below.

Confidential Referral Form.pdf