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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 50 Coburg Street, Leith
Post Code EH6 6HE
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 467 7052
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  • Advice/Information
  • Black/Minority/Ethnic
  • Carers
  • Children Services
  • Community Development
  • Family Support
  • Self Help/Support
  • Social Care

MCFB is a voluntary organisation providing a range of services to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB) promotes the well-being and life opportunities of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and families.

We believe in early intervention.
This means working with children and families before problems / issues become entrenched. We work to support children and parents dealing with important transition points- this can be the birth of a child, the move into primary school or the move to Edinburgh for families who are new migrants. We help children and families deal with issues of identity, loss, displacement and trauma. We know it is important that all children develop a sense of belonging and purpose in their lives. We work in partnership with families, listening to their views and adapting our practice to these views.

We believe passionately about issues of diversity.
We work with families from a wide range of different communities, many of whom are deemed to be ‘hard-to-reach’. We want to break down stereotypes and challenge prejudices. We want a society that welcomes difference and diversity and we will advocate for families when they experience unfair discrimination. In the words of Ghandi himself: ‘no culture can survive if it attempts to be exclusive’.

We believe in listening carefully to children’s experiences and views and value the importance of direct work with children.
We believe that play is a crucial component of children’s lives and that an ability to play is a sign of positive health for children and also for adults. We value group work as a powerful tool for change and believe that groups can help children and adults find commonalities, a sense of belonging and community.

We believe in a community development approach.
All of our projects have started as small pilot projects built upon a perceived or known need from working in partnership with families and other agencies. We will continue to develop new projects in response to expressed needs. We want to offer a service to families that affords time, respect, voice and understanding in often complex and difficult situations.



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