We are now providing a Parent Information Point for any parent who would like to find out information about parenting and local services.
If you are a parent or look after a child we can:
Direct you to parenting programmes and groups
Offer advice and support on looking after children from 0 -16 years
Provide information on local services and activities
We will be happy to share ideas about play opportunities through PlayTalkRead, PEEP groups (Parents Early Education Partnership) and the Play@Home programme.
We have information about what's on in the local area as well as on a range of things affecting families such as mental health issues, lone parenting, disability, finance and childcare.
As well as information about Home-Start, we can provide details of other agencies who can offer more specialist advice and support if necessary.
Why not pop along and see us!
Parenting Scotland www.parentingacrossscotland.org/ information and support for families in Scotland
Play Talk Read www.playtalkread.org/ packed with ideas and activity suggestions
Edinburgh City Council www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/861/parental_support information about support available to parents in Edinburgh
Children 1st www.children1st.org.uk/ support and information for parents and run ParentLine Scotland Tel. 0800 0282233
PEEP www.peep.org.uk Parents Early Education Programme - information about the PEEP Learning Together programme
Citizens Advice Bureau www.adviceguide.org.uk/scotland advice about a range of issues including money, housing and legal matters
Child Maintenance Options www.cmoptions.org.uk Information and support about Child Maintenance
Turn2us www.turn2us.org.uk service that helps people access money available to them through benefits and grants
Edinburgh City Council www.edinburgh.gov.uk/housing housing advice for people living in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership www.ehap.org.uk advice and information about housing aiming to prevent homelessness
Health and Wellbeing:
Getting it Right for Every Child www.scotland.gov.uk - see also information leaflet below
ROSPA www.rospa.com/ Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Child Accident Prevention Trust www.capt.org.uk information about child safety and accident prevention
Ready steady baby www.readysteadybaby.org.uk information for parents-to-be
Eat Better Feel Better http://www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk/ Information and advice on healthy eating for all the family with recipes and top tips.
Weaning How to Start www.nhs.uk information on breast feeding, bottle feeding and weaning
Change for life www.nhs.uk/change4life/ lots of tips, recipes and ideas for looking at small changes that make big differences