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FAIR (Family Advice and Information Resource) is an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities and carers in Edinburgh. They are an independent charity, set up in 1991 by parents and carers.  The advice they give is free and confidential.   Tel 0131 662 1962 email:

Contact A Family - For Families with Disabled Children.   The household benefit cap is being lowered to £385. All families with a dependent child on DLA or PIP, at any rate, are exempt from the cap. There are also now exemptions if you are entitled to Carer's Allowance or get a carer element in your Universal Credit. Contact a family has more advice on their link

Child Poverty Action Group provides information and factsheets about benefits for disabled children and thier families - for further details

For information about how to apply for clothing in Edinburgh  please see Clothing for babieschildren young peole adults - leaflet - Dec 17.pdf

Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website and app where disabled people, their friends and families can review, share and discover accessible places online. The charity was created in 2013 by Euan MacDonald who is a powerchair user, and his sister Kiki. They were looking to hear from other disabled people about new places to go, and Euan’s Guide aims to be a friendly, honest and empowering alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls before visiting somewhere new for the first time. The site now has thousands of disabled access reviews and listings for places all over the UK and beyond. 

You can learn more about Euan’s Guide and disabled access reviews here: Euan’s Guide would also be happy to speak directly to any organisation that wants to know more about how they can set up branded reviews or maybe help train potential reviewers.

Enquire - Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning Enquire offer independent and impartial advice and information to parents, carers, practitioners, children and young people about how pupils should be helped to get the right support to be successful learners. You can contact Enquire by the following means:

• telephone helpline – 0345 123 2303
online enquiry service
• email address –
• website –

They also provide a range of clear and easy to read guides and factsheets explaining everything from how to find out if your child needs extra help at school to what should happen when they leave school. See their Publications pages for more information.

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, they provided 89,423 grants or services worth over £36 million to families across the UK.

In 2015/16 they received 7,345 applications and helped 6,335 families with grants across Scotland.

They believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. Beginning with the most vulnerable, those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against their disability criteria, their aim to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.

They provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers. It can be a struggle financially, emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.

For more information on Family Fund and what they can offer or support families with, please click here.

Parent to Parent Support for parents with a child on the  Autism Spectrum - emotional phone support delivered by parents. See further details

Fabb (Facilitating Access Breaking Barriers) – gives disabled children and young people access to sport, leisure and outdoor adventure vist for more information. Tel. 0131 475 2313 email

Free Counselling for Young Physically Disabled 12-25yrs                  Talk Time Edinburgh offer specialist counselling service for young physically disabled people aged 12-25.  Clients can either attend one-to-one sessions at our base at Norton Park in the Leith area of the city or they can access the same high quality counselling by Skype on their computer or mobile phone.  See Talk Time Edinburgh details.pdf for furtherdetails 












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