We have a range of services at Sense Scotland which includes, day support for children and adults, Short Breaks, out and about services and home support. Additional to this we have an advisory service who support the whole family.
The early years should be a joyful time of beginnings for families but it can also be a stressful time of uncertainty and anxiety.
For over 30 years, our team of Family Advisors have been offering advice to families all over Scotland to offer them support in the early years.
With support from the Scottish Government, we have dedicated Early Years Advisers who can support families in those early years.
What we offer
Free support and advice service across the whole of Scotland.
Self-referral – you can phone us directly or be referred by NHS or social work.
Flexible access to our service – you can use our service as little or as often as you like.
No fixed criteria to join into a group – we build our groups to suit the needs of individuals and families and will discuss with you the type of support you’d like to receive.
Free events across Scotland offering tips and advice.
Access to all our knowledge and experience; if we can’t help you we’ll probably know another organisation who can.
Your journey with us
Whatever the path your individual journey takes you on, you’ll embark on it with a warm welcome from Sense Scotland.
We’ll listen to you and learn about your individual needs. What are you likes, dislikes and what does your everyday life look like?
Your aspirations are unique to you and your child. We’ll work with you and your child to discover a pathway to communication.
Here for you
At any given time, you’re welcome to get further advice and support from our Early Years and Advisory Teams.
To help us offer more services across Scotland, we’re looking for volunteers.
Your role could include things like helping us book space for events, helping us publicise events and taking part in activities.
Contact us one of our Early Years Team if you’d like more information
Free, there are no costs.
Families can link in and out with Sense Scotland advisors as and when they are looking for support.
Resources and Amenities
You can access specialist toys, activity resources and advice for disabled and non disabled brothers and sisters to play together. We run sibling events, family workshops, parents groups and offer training opportunities. We provide information about services, resources, benefits and other useful contacts. We also provide support at meetings, reviews and appointments.
You can access our Early Years support by contacting Kim McKay. For all other enquiries contact Rachael Grant 0141 429 0294