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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.

A family in crisis cannot always provide everything their child needs and may lack the support of family and friends. The stress of their situation can lead to depression, untreated ill-health, chaotic lifestyle choices and child neglect, making it impossible for families to break the cycle of difficulty.

For those who wish to contribute to making a difference, but are unavailable or unable to be a Host Family looking after a child or a Family Friend getting alongside parents/carers, Safe Families provides a number of opportunities to offer other resources and skills.

A Resource Friend does not have contact with the family in crisis but demonstrates their compassion through donating much needed resources; from cots, toys, nappies, furniture or clothing, through to kitchen appliances, food and pots of paint!

You may have skills such as gardening or carpentry which could also be very significant for families in reducing their stress.

Becoming a Resource Friend is easy and rewarding. Simply fill in the form online by visiting
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63-65 Shandwick Place,

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 603 8430
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This record was last modified on: 16 January 2017