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General information

This section contains details of linked or general disability organisations which may have information or services which are relevant and useful to you.

Aberlour Tel: 01786 450335 Email: Website: Works across Scotland, from Stranraer to Elgin & Aberdeenshire, providing residential care services, support to children whose lives are affected by parental alcohol and drug use, information, training and leisure activities.

Capability Scotland Tel: 0131 337 9876 Website: Set up to support people with cerebral palsy, but has developed to support children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities. It’s one of Scotland’s leading disability organisations, it provides a diverse range of services including community living, day and residential services, employment, respite/short breaks, therapy, education and learning, family support and activities. Their website has downloadable publications and factsheets on many subjects, including equipment, holidays and leisure activities, and a wide range of links.

Contact a Family Scotland Helpline: 0808 808 3555 Email: Website: For families of disabled children, whatever the disability. Produces a directory of rare conditions (also on the website). Puts families in touch with each other or local groups. Has a resource library of publications, documents and other resources.

Cornerstone Email: website: Provides services to people with a range of physical and learning disabilities. Their website has details of their social events and their community support services, employment opportunities and mental health services. This is a Scotland wide charity but check their website to see what services are provided in your area.

Edinburgh Development Group Tel: 0131 476 0522 Website: Organisation that helps equality and inclusion of people with learning disabilities. They assist people to plan positive changes in their lives and provide person centred planning, inclusion and citizenship.

Key Community Supports Tel: 041 342 1890 Email: Website: They provide tailored support to people with learning disabilities.

Kindred Tel: 0131 536 0360 Helpline: 0131 536 0583 email: Website: Provides advocacy and information on services available to children with additional support needs and their carers in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife.

Quarriers Tel: 01505 612 224 / 616 000 Website: Offers support for families, disabled children and adults, from befriending services to residential childcare. This is a Scotland wide charity but check their website to see what services are provided in your area.

The Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) Tel: 01259 272 064 Website: A membership organisation, open to all disability organisations and to individuals with any type of impairment. It is dedicated to furthering the social inclusion agenda, through the removal of barriers and the promotion of equal access for all people affected by disability.

Signpost Helpline: 01506 431 123 Email: Website: A voluntary organisation that provides Information and support for families of young people with disabilities or additional needs in West Lothian. It has information for professionals as well as parents and also organises activities for the families.

Update Helpline: 0131 669 1600 Email: Website: A user-led organisation that provides services to information providers to offer accurate and reliable information, and individual disabled people in Scotland.

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