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Action for Children

Action for Children is a UK children’s charity committed to helping vulnerable children and young people and their families. They have 7,000 staff and volunteers and operate over 522 services in the UK, and they are a major provider of family support services, offering long term help so families can stay together if possible. Support also includes counselling, help with housing and benefits, access to training and education, basic skills tuition,

Action for Children also runs specialist projects for disabled children and those with learning and behavioural difficulties. These include residential care, short breaks and respite care services, keyworker support for families and carers, and advocacy work to help young disabled people transition into adulthood.

Action for Children Scotland help around 20,000 children each year.


17 Newton Place
G3 7PY

Phone: 0141 550 9010 (open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
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Barnardos is the oldest children’s charity in Britain. In 1867 - at a time when one child in five died before their fifth birthday, Thomas Barnardo set up the ‘ragged school’ – a place where children could get a free basic education. And in As early as 1887 he introduced an early form of fostering.
He vowed never to turn a child in need away and today Barnardos maintains that pledge, offering support to children in need of help regardless of their, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Today, the organisation helps hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.
Their work ranges from helping children and young people with mental health and wellbeing to supporting parents to make a good home for their children. And Barnardo’s Scotland provides more than 130 community-based services throughout the country, including nurseries, play services and children's centres


Glasgow Office
Building 10000
Academy Park
Gower Street
Glasgow G51 1PR
0141 419 4700

Phone: 0141 419 4700
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East End Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers has been providing support to carers in the east end of the city since 1991.
A carer is anyone who looks after a relative, friend or partner who cannot manage without their help. This may be because of illness, frailty or disability. They may or may not live in the same house.
East End Carers provide carers with a range of services, support groups and activities aimed at improving health and well-being, reducing isolation and stress. They can offer help and support on a wide range of issues including:

• Telephone advice and support
• Respite care
• Welfare benefits and advice
• Support Services
• Employability


Academy House
1346 Shettleston Road
G32 9AT

Phone: 0141 764 0550
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Differabled is a network of peer support groups across Glasgow supporting parents and carers of children and young people who have additional support needs.
No official diagnosis is necessary for the child or young person – Differabled will be happy to advise and suggest possible support
The support group meets in Pollok Civic Realm Community Room every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 12noon - 2pm. All are welcome.


Flemington House Business Centre
S4, 110 Flemington St Springburn
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Phone: 0141 558 0448
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ENABLE Glasgow works with people with learning disabilities, their carers, and other supporters to ensure people with learning disabilities have the best possible opportunities to get the most from life.
They provide a range of services that reflect the needs and aspirations of the people who use them. They also provide information and advice, and a forum through which people with learning disabilities and their carers can find mutual support.
They are part of the national ENABLE Scotland network.


Curran Suite
61 Esmond Street
Glasgow G3 8SL

Phone: 0141 332 7420
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The Yard

The Yard is a charity organisation that provides care, support, and opportunities for fun and friendship for disabled children and young people. They host adventure play services for disabled children, offering the - and their brothers and sisters - the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well-supported environment.
The organisation likes to promote challenge and adventure for children and young people. None of what they offer contains risk for its own sake, but they do promote physical development and social communication, to give children a vibrant experience and sense of achievement. For example, there are few places where children with visual impairments can experience building and lighting fires, and cooking their own food, or build dens, ropes bridges or simple spaces to enjoy their own time. Everyone who uses The Yard is safe to learn and explore through taking controlled risks.
The Yard is also about emotional as practical support for families. Besides offering informal respite, meeting other parents who face similar challenges gives you the chance to build a network of support and understanding that helps ease the difficulties they often face.
For the moment, weekly family sessions run in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife – check in with their website to find out if and when they plan to run sessions on the west coast.


22 Eyre Place Lane

Phone: 0131 476 4506
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Quarriers is a Scottish charity that provides care and support for people with a disability, as well as children and families, young people, young homeless people, people with epilepsy and carers.
They are a large organisation and provide dozens of different services for children and their families. Their family centres provide information and support, drop-in services, health promotion and nursery and childcare facilities. And they run residential schools in Ardrossan, Ayrshire to help children re-integrate into mainstream schools.


Quarriers Head Office
Quarriers Village
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX


The Sensory Hub

Westwood Business Centre 69 Aberdalgie Road Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9HJ

Tel          07702 806 640
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