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Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh

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WHAT IS KINSHIP CARE?

Kinship care is the raising of a child or children by relatives or close family friends because the biological parents are, for whatever reason, unwilling or unable to do so.

WHO ARE KINSFOLK CARERS EDINBURGH?

We are mainly a drop in, support group for kinship carers run by kinship carers. Our group meets once a week at Leith Community Education Centre. *Excluding school holidays*.

Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh

Reg Charity No. SCO37797.

DROP IN GROUP

Every Thursday morning from 10AM to 12PM, excluding school holidays, we meet at the Leith Community Education Centre. For many of us this is an informal social gathering where we can discuss, in confidence, relevant issues and generally help to support each other in a relaxed environment. We are always delighted to encourage new carers to join our warm and friendly group.

ONE TO ONE CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT

Kinsfolk Carers working in partnership with Mentor Kinship Care Project are delighted that Mentor’s Family Support Worker Yvonne Ramsay will be offering three surgeries a week offering free one to one confidential support. These sessions will be held at Leith Community Education Centre, Granton Information Centre and Greengables Nursery in Craigmillar and can be booked through this web-site. To arrange an appointment to see Yvonne click on the link below.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Social Care Direct Edinburgh City Council

Tel: 0131 200 2324

 

Edinburgh City Council Kinship Care Team

Tel: 0131 529 2588

Helpline on Mondays.

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A host of support is out there but finding the relevant information, organisation or group is sometimes difficult. Our links page has contact details of a variety of organisations and groups. Click here to have a look.

ABOUT US

 

We are mainly a drop in and support group for kinship carers run by carers. Our group meets once a week at Leith Community Education Centre.

Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh Reg Charity No. SCO37797.

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