Edinburgh Choices - 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|
|Phone||0131 523 1322|
|Area served||City wide|