Family Supporters Edinburgh

  • Supporting parents and families across Edinburgh, helping them face a range of barriers and life challenges
  • Volunteers, known as Family Supporters, are paired with a family and spend regular time providing social, emotional, and practical support
  • 150 families and over 80 volunteers have taken part since 2020

Family Supporters Edinburgh offers social, emotional, and practical support to parents and families across the City of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life barriers and challenges.

We recruit, train, match and provide ongoing support to adult volunteers – local people from across the City – who are there for families every step of the way. Normally committing to a few hours per week, volunteers spend time supporting parents and families to reach their goals, normally in the family home or in the community.

The programme supports parents and families in a bespoke, personalised and flexible way. This may include help to improve health and wellbeing, enhance living standards, support with housing, guidance to move into Education, Employment or Training, help around family routines, budgeting, and much more.

Find out more by reading the Family Supporters Edinburgh 2023 Impact Report.

Family Supporters Edinburgh 2023 Impact Report

By participating in the programme, parents and families receive bespoke and flexible 1:1 help and guidance, often improving their Health and Wellbeing, becoming less isolated, and reaching a wide range of personal goals

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