Help at Hand

Finding your way through troubling times can be very lonely, and I have compiled a list of agencies that can be of tremendous support to you, and I encourage you to get in contact with them if you or anyone you know can benefit from their services.

Enquire – The Scottish Advice service for additional support for learning, helping families and schools work together to ensure children get the support that they need.

Get2gether – At get2gether, we believe that everyone has the right to love and friendship. We also believe that people meeting each other should be easy, fun and accessible.

That’s why we arrange social activities for people with disabilities in safe and friendly places in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Our members tell us what they’re interested in – and that’s what we do.

Kindred – Kindred provides practical information, advocacy, emotional support and guidance. We support families of children with complex needs to:

  • come to terms with their child’s diagnosis and implications for the future
  • understand their child’s limitations – and/or pain – and/or challenging behaviour
  • learn new skills to care for a disabled child at home
  • apply for necessary disability benefits, equipment and home adaptations
  • cope with bereavement.