Family services and resources

Men in Childcare

Men in Childcare Scotland's February 16 week course is now running for free online! Covering Child Development, this is a great course for parents & those starting out in Early Education. After successful completion of a certificated evening course, you may apply for an HNC or SVQ3 Early Years & Childcare course! To find out more email:

Free 1:1 Councelling with One Parent Families

Currently online via video call or by phone, provided by One Parent Family Scotland. For more info call 0131 556 3899 or email

Community Food

Empty Kitchen's Full Hearts: meal packs delivered and hot food served daily at Leith Theatre, 28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AE, 12-1pm and 4.30-5.30pm.

If you or someone you know is struggling with safe access to food email or call 07895347157 for more information.
Destiny Angels (part of Destiny Church) Run by volunteers-Befriending phone calls, emergency food parcels. Email or phone 0131 555 2707 for more info

Dads Rock

Free monthly workshops via zoom including Antenatal, First Aid, Feeding, Hairstyle, Sleeping and Raising Children with Confidence workshops for both dads and mums. New Dads in the Wood outdoor play sessions on alternate Saturday mornings and monthly walks.
Email: Tel: 07807 498709

Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Government have introduced a new top-up benefit for children in lower-income families. The Scottish child payment will be available to families responsible for a child under 6, if the applicant or partner is in receipt of: Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance. Parents will be able to apply for a Scottish child payment in advance, from 9 November 2020, to Social Security Scotland by phone on 0800 182 2222, or online at Payments will begin from 15 February 2021.