Edinburgh Choices - Firsthand Lothian

Name Firsthand Lothian

We provide flexible and tailored respite to meet the needs of parents and carers, children with a disability and their siblings. We use a whole family approach and we work in your family home where children feel secure and comfortable. This can save parents / carers time, and help avoid all the challenges of travelling to access respite services.

We can look your child with a disability and their siblings at the same time leaving you free to enjoy much needed respite. We can provide 2 support workers - trained volunteers and staff. This means that your child with support needs gets specialist support and activities, whilst a trained volunteer spends time with siblings.

We can take your children to activities in the local community, or to play in the local park, or stay at home with them - it is up to you to decide what works best for your family. All sessions are 2 hours or longer. Our service is available to you during the day and evening, 7 days a week. Please note we do not provide overnight care and support at this time.

Support for Children with disabilities and their siblings.
Accessibility Usually delivered in family home
What to do next
Contact us or visit our web site for more details and an application form. On receipt of the completed application a Family Support Coordinator will contact you to discuss in more detail and arrange to visit at your home to meet you and the children.
Address Strathmore Business Centre, Hopetoun Gate, 8b McDonald Road, Edinburgh
Postcode EH7 5LZ
Phone 0131 523 1322
Email info@firsthand-lothian.org.uk
Area served City wide