Family services and resources

Support Pack for families in NE

Local Support for Parent and Carers For up to date information on the support available for Parents and Carers in any part of Edinburgh contact the Lifelong Learning Parent and Carer Support Team by emailing or text 07860 736129 and the team will call you back.

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 Kitchens Full Hearts Meal Packs delivered. Hot food served daily at Leith Theatre, 28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AE, 11.30-12.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm. If you or someone you know is struggling with safe access to food visit 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

Dad's rock run a range of parenting workshops to help support Dads and Mums. Currently offering: Antenatal, Feeding, First Aid, Hairstyle and Sleep workshops. The workshops are delivered online, and open to all.

Scottish Child Payment- Scot Gov

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.

#BookWeekScotland 16th-22nd November

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading, supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. All of these events will take place online.