Firsthand Lothian

Support for children and families who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or isolated, or who are living with additional needs. Support is short-term (up to 6 – 9 months).

This charity supports disadvantaged and vulnerable families, isolated mums and families whose children have disabilities. Their staff and volunteers work with families in their community providing support, guidance and information.

Firsthand Lothian’s services include weekly one-to-one support for children and young people, working with parents to help them establish routines and be more confident in their role; support for socially isolated parents; information about other services and supports relevant to each family’s needs.   

The Time 4 Mum programme encourages and supports women, who have childcare in place, to regularly take time out for themselves and explore their own interests, and take time out from parenting to rediscover who themselves as an individual.



Strathmore Business Centre
Hopetoun Gate
8b McDonald Road


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