During the C-VID19 period, Children 1st will continue to offer a wide-range of practical, social and emotional support to children, young people and families via phone, online, web and text services.
Financial Advice, Income Maximisation, Welfare & Housing advice and Employability Skills support is also available via phone and online.
Essential outreach support is available to deliver essential goods, medicines, resource drop-offs etc however no support within child/family homes or in close personal contact with family members is currently available as per current Government Guidelines.
Children1st will liaise with lead professionals and Named Persons as required if they have particular concerns or an emergency support plan they would like us to discuss.
Any essential visit will take into account the health and vulnerabilities of staff and of the families seeking a visit to ensure this form of contact is necessary, safe, and appropriate.
Referrers can request a referral form at email@example.com or edinburghFfst@children1st.org.uk.
WHEN: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
TELEPHONE: 0774 3809 341
AREA(S) COVERED: City Wide
INTENDED SERVICE USERS: Children, Young People, Families
TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT:
- Food/Shopping Delivery
- Pharmacy Pick-ups
- Fuel Poverty
- Reducing Social Isolation
- Finanical Assistance/Benefits Advice
- Crisis Support
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Every family needs a little help from time to time. But some face challenges so severe that the safety, happiness and health of their children are in jeopardy.
We give hands-on support to families under stress in many of Scotland’s communities. Stress caused by poverty, poor mental health, alcohol or drug misuse, loss or conflict - and often a combination of them.
We help families to nurture their children, particularly in their earliest years. There’s no ‘one-size-fits all’.
Sometimes it’s about giving parents and carers confidence to build a relationship, play and have fun with their child.
Sometimes it’s about helping them cope with financial and housing worries.
Sometimes our help is needed to bring divided families together so they can make decisions in the best interests of their children.
And sometimes children need our support directly – which we give, tailored to their age, circumstances and wishes.