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Care Inspectorate - Read our most recent Care Inspection Report - carried out March 2017  InspectionReport- March 2017.pdf where we were awarded a Grade 6 "Excellent" for the Quality of the Care and Support we provide.

New  Please find information below about the  next Triple P course for parents and carers of children aged 3-6years. The course will start on Wed 24th January 2018, 9.15-11.15am.Triple P flyer for Dr Bells Jan 18.docx 

New Free carer events and training Jan-Mar 2018 VOCAL's free carer training programme for the next few months is aimed at supporting carer wellbeing. Courses include stress management, fitness classes, a health M.O.T. and food/nutrition. We also have art and craft groups, support to get back to work, computing/new technology courses and practical skills to help carers in their specific caring roles. See details hereCarer Events Calendar Jan to Mar18.pdf 

New  Details of workshops for parents /carers who have children with disablities which LCiL are running at 27th Feburary & 15th March  Parent workshop Feb March 2018.pdf 

New ASN Softplay Sessions at Tumbles in Portobello Weekly softplay sessions for children with additional support needs at Tumbles Softplay Centre in Portobello. Every Saturday afternoon, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm these sessions have been designed to provide an inclusive service for children with additional support needs and appropriate for families of children with additional support needs, e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sight and Hearing Impairments, Global Developmental Delay, and Genetic Disorders.

·  Ediinburgh Leisure will  operate the service initially as a trial until the end of the year.

·  Tumbles offers opportunities for all children to have an amazing adventure with carefully designed baby, toddler and junior zones.

·    Siblings without additional support needs are very welcome to attend the sessions too.

·   Sessions are free for children aged 0-6 months;  £1.50 for children aged 6-12months, £3.50 for children aged 1-2years old, £5.50 for children aged 3-10years old.

·  In order to ensure that the sessions offer an opportunity to play in a less noisy environment with plenty of space to have fun we will initially offer limited spaces to 40 participants on a first come first served basis.

New  Peer support for parents and carers supported by LCiL - see flyer for  detail Peer Support for Parents and Carers - LCiL.docx

NEW  TEAM UNITED

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Activities and Groups for Parents by Area

Activities Groups for parents - Leith area - at a glance - Autumn 2017.pdf

Activities Groups for Parents - North East Edinburgh - Autumn 2017.pdf

At a glance -Activities Groups North East Edinburgh.pdf

Activities for families - Granton Pilton Muirhouse and nearby - Autumn 2017.pdf

Lothian Autistic Society currently have spaces in their upcoming Edinburgh Saturday Club taster sessions.  The Edinburgh Saturday Club currently runs from Leith Academy on a fortnightly basis for children and young people aged 5-17 on the autistic spectrum.

Sessions run from 09:30-15:30. If you would like to enquire further about prices, session plans and availability, please contact c.bell@lothianautistic.org or telephone the office on 0131 661 3834. Spaces are limited so get in touch as soon as possible

The Royal Commonwealth Pool  is offering new weekly softplay sessions for children with additional support needs Within Clambers softplay at the Royal Commonwealth Pool they've created a specific session for children with additional support needs.

These sessions have been specifically designed to provide an inclusive service for children with additional support needs and appropriate for families of children with additional support needs, e.g. Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Sight and Hearing Impairments, Global Developmental Delay, and Genetic Disorders.The Sessions will take place every Wednesday morning from 9am-10am at our Clambers softplay, Royal Commonwealth Pool

Clambers offers opportunities for all children to have an amazing adventure with carefully designed baby, toddler and junior zones.

There's a comfortable cafe with uninterrupted views serving quality coffee with tasty (and healthy) treats for both parents and kids.

Siblings without additional support needs are very welcome to attend the sessions too. We want the whole family to be able to play and get active together.

Sessions are priced at £1.10 for children aged 0-11months, £4.20 for children aged 12month-3years, £5.20 for children aged 4years and up

Polish Family Support Service has moved to B5, 17-19 Smith’s Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8NU. Direct access to their office is from the back of the building.  Their telephone number 0131 281 0429 or 07404 633 415 or contact them on  info@pfsc.co.uk.

This project is targeted at Polish families with children who recently came to Scotland offering psychological and advocacy support as well as support groups in local schools, support meetings and consultations for parents. More information about the project can be found on their website:  English - http://www.pfsc.co.uk/family-support-project/4592449475 
Polish - http://www.pcpr.org.uk/kompleksowa-pomoc/4592273319
Their website with regular updates can be found at https://pl-pl.facebook.com/Polskie-Centrum-Pomocy-Rodzinie-167069580102125/

Smart Play Network -  have a look at their Play Ideas videos on You Tube.    There are so many interesting and fun things to do you won’t know where to begin!  You can find out how to make anything from a bird feeder to a wind twirler and also learn how to cook by a candle! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtXqorOjVpt7Nt8hbwnMgig

Families with children with speech, language and communication difficulties there is a new online tool for parents - PICCI. You can have a look at this at http://www.picci.io into your web browser.

Speech Language and Communication - Unlocking Speech and Language - visit their website on http://www.afasicscotland.org.uk 

Clown Around  - Soft Play -  Restalrig Road. Provides a more          friendly environment for families who have children with ASD and        a chance to speak with other parents in similar situations.The              soft  play has a wonderful sensory area and trampolines. Siblings        welcome. Runs on the last Friday of every month 4.30pm-                5.30pm - Costs £4.00 a session

Edinburgh Project SEARCH® helps people with disabilities who want to work full-time.  If you are 16–24 years old and living in Edinburgh, it could be for you. Call 0131 529 3139 or email  project.search@edinburgh.gov.uk.  See info leaflet for more detals Project-SEARCH.pdf

The Drop In’   is a city-wide fun packed activity for families with a child/young person aged 0 - 18 years old with a disability and their siblings who live in Edinburgh. This is an Edinburgh Council service and is taking place in 4 local community centres across Edinburgh every Saturday for 2 hours Please click here for further details Drop In - Information Flyer.pdf

Scottish Autism has launched a new programme for parents with children with Autism. To find out more go to  http://www.scottishautism.org/family-and-professional-support/right-click-programme/

Free Nursery and Child care places for 2 year olds  Certain children are entitled to receive up to 600 hours of free early learning and childcare during the school year.  From August 2015  the criteria has been widened for two year olds who are eligible for 600 hours of early learning and childcare.Early learning and childcare for two year olds will be available for children who meet the criteria in certain establishments in Edinburgh.  Specific information for professionals and parents and carers in Edinburgh has been developed.   For further information please visit:  http://www.earlylearningandchildcare.scot  www.edinburgh.gov.uk/nursery 

Other useful links............

Feniks is a  Polish organisation which runs a  group for mothers and toddlers called “New Mums Get Together” They meet at Tynecastle High School Community Wing on Wednesdays between 2-4pm. If anyone would like to participate please  contact via email karolina.oling@gmail.com  or elwiraagorna@gmail.com.

The link in Polish is: http://www.feniks.org.uk/pl/aktualnosci/62-new-mums-get-together-grupa-wsparcia-dla-polskich-mam

Talktime Edinburgh are a new charity who are offering  a free counselling service for young people in and around Edinburgh aged 12-25 with physical disabilities. They are based at Norton Park just off Easter Road and have availability at the moment for new clients. There is a video of their  clients talking about the benefits of counselling on the home page of our website: http://www.talktimeedinburgh.co.uk/index

Upward Mobility - works with young people transitioning into            adult hood to promote self -confidence, creative expression and        the building of friendships. They provide an extensive range of            workshops and activities.  www.upwardmobilityproject.com                                                            

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living - Visit their website.

CarersNet Edinburgh and Lothian - Visit their website.

Keys For Learning - Provide ABA Assessment and Programmes for families in Scotland http://www.keysforlearning.co.uk/

ABA Scotland - Provide ABA Assessment and Programmes for families in Scotland http://www.abascotland.co.uk/

Potential source of  funding for individuals / families go to :- https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/What-we-do/Who-we-help/The-Edinburgh-Trust

 Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Family Grants  Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a child with a serious illness. They provide support to help families cope, from respite breaks and counselling to hospital travel expenses. http://www.roalddahl.com/charity/family-grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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