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What we do!

The services provided are:-

Family Support Services - we have a great deal of experience of working with children and their families in their own home and focus on encouraging children to engage in activities they enjoy in the local community .

With funding from  Better Breaks, Children in Need and Volant we are now able to offer a wider range of childcare and respite services to families with children with disability up to 18 years of age and who would benefit from time limited input once a week for a few hours delivered by a volunteer or family support worker to help them achieve thier goals. Our service is for families and children who are not in receipt of statutory funded services or who have other supports in place. 

We are continuing to seek grant and trust funding to enable us to expand our services so that we can work with more families and children in the Edinburgh area.

Please phone us on 0131 523 1322 to discuss your particular situation or request an application form and further details or complete an application form Family Support Application Form 2017.docx

Early Years Service - delivered in the home to lone parent families with a child under 5  years of age and families with a child under 5years of age who has a disability.

We are regulated and inspected by the Care Inspectorate. At our last inspection in March 2017 we were awarded Grade 6 "Excellent" for the Quality of our Care and Support.   We are awaiting publication of this latest report however you to  see our previous report click here.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Family Support service please call us to discuss on 0131 523 1322 or complete an application form Family Support Application Form 2017.docx

Time 4 Mum  Encourages women to recognise they are a whole lot more than "only a mum” -  and helps  them to reconnect with themselves, to recognise their strengths and skills  and  take time out to do  something for themselves on a regular basis. 

This service is for Mums living in Edinburgh, who are isolated and already have child care in place.  They will be supported and encouraged to explore opportunities and activities, initially with the worker, and as Mum feels confident and able to attend on her own the worker will withdraw.  Each Mum will be allocated up to 3 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Mums are encouraged to use their "me" time constructively - to help boost their mental or /and physical health i.e. join social or community groups, cooking groups, parenting groups; take up physical activity e.g. dance, yoga; attend classes where they will meet new people; go to counselling; take up a course of study, visit art galleries - do things and go places that recharge and reconnect them with who they were before becoming "mum"

See flyer for further details Time 4 Mum - flyer - March 18.docx 

Firsthand Lothian Annual Evaluation 2017 can be found here:  February 2018 - final.pdf