Information is available through a helpline, newsletter, or online. Kindred workers can also meet you face-to-face. The service can provide you with information on a range of issues, including:
- Your child’s condition;
- Benefits/ funding;
- Additional Support for Learning;
- Statutory/ voluntary support services and much more…
Many parents/ carers just appreciate the chance to talk about how they are feeling when they call our helpline, or just want to talk through difficult decisions they need to make or difficult situations they find themselves facing. You don’t need to have any reason at all to call, you can call just to chat.
Kindred staff can provide support so that your views are heard this might be in meetings, filling in forms, writing letters or speaking to professionals.
Some situations may be highly stressful, involving many professionals and difficult decisions, and you may chose to give consent for a Kindred worker to speak on your behalf. This is called independent professional advocacy. The worker must be trained in advocacy and have your informed consent to speak for you.
Where you feel able, you will be supported to speak for yourself. This is called self-advocacy. Wherever possible, we will always aim to support you to feel more confident speaking for yourself.
Contact Info. & Service Address
7 Rutland Court Lane
Monday - Friday: 10am to 4pm
Provider's Name: Kindred
Kindred’s service is available to parents and carers of children with additional support needs aged 0 – 18 years. Our vision is that families of children with additional support needs in Scotland will have the information, services and emotional support that they need to care for their children to their best ability.