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Organisation Details

Address 15 Junction Place, Leith
Post Code EH6 5JA
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 553 0100
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  • Advice/Information
  • Black/Minority/Ethnic
  • Children Services
  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Counselling
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Single Parent
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
  • Women

Dr Bell’s is a welcoming place where families with young children can get encouragement, support and advice in a relaxed environment.

Leith is an area where people of many cultures live, and everyone is welcome at Dr Bell’s. We all have a shared agenda – the welfare of children.

Dr Bell’s provides a range of support services and facilities for local families. These include:

- An award-winning community café with free Wi-Fi
- A Drop-in crèche with regular crèche spaces for vulnerable families
- Employment advice and access to training and learning opportunities
- Parent support, counselling, trauma therapy, therapeutic play, and health and well-being appointments
- Cookery classes, affordable room hire, and volunteering opportunities
- Free access to computers (with full MS Office 2010 suite) and the internet
- A summer programme for local families
- Rooms available for hire

Dr Bell’s Family Centre was set up as a partnership between local people, Edinburgh City Council, and NHS Lothian, and grew from a community vision. A need was perceived for support for families with young children, and the determination of local people and local agencies made the dream into a reality. Dr. Bell’s Family Centre opened in August 2006, following a five year period of development.

Our services are for everyone, but we seek to focus on the most disadvantaged.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Asian Women’s Support Group 0131 553 0100 More info »
Community Cafe 0131 553 0100 More info »
Community Lunches 0131 553 0100 More info »
Complementary Therapy 0131 553 0100 More info »
Cook School 0131 553 0108 More info »
Counselling 0131 553 0100 More info »
Dr Bell’s Crèche 0131 553 0100 More info »
IT Support 0131 553 0100 More info »
Making It Work 0131 270 6030 More info »
Outside Catering 0131 553 0100 More info »
Parent Group 0131 553 0107 More info »
Room Hire 0131 553 0100 More info »
Summer Programme 0131 553 0100 More info »