Firsthand Lothian



Strathmore Business Centre, Hopetoun Gate, 8B McDonald Road, EDINBURGH, EH7 4LZ
0131 523 1322
South East

information DESCRIPTION

Firsthand Lothian exists to support disadvantaged families and children with disabilities to achieve their full potential. Our skilled staff and volunteers help build resilience by working with families in their community, providing support, respite care, guidance and information.

Our services are short term and will benefit :

- Families with children with additional support needs
- Disadvantaged and vulnerable families with children under 5 years of age
- Children and Young people with additional support needs

Our services include:

- 1:1 support for children with disabilities who will be able to achieve their goals and develop their confidence within a time limited service ( maximum of 6 months)
- 1:1 support for children and young people who will benefit from exploring opportunities available to them in their local community and be able to continue to access when the service ends.
- Short term input which will support children with addtional support needs to develop thier confidence and social skills
- Short term input that will support children and young people to engage in other activities outwith the family home on a regular basis
- Support and advice for parents who have few support networks of their own
- Working with parents to help establish routines with their children
- Information and support to access other agencies appropriate to the needs of the family


Advice/Information Carers Children Services Family Support Health Learning Disability Physical Disability Poverty Self Help/Support Social Care Sport/Leisure/Recreation Volunteering

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Firsthand Lothian

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Registered Office: 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF