Other Useful Organisations
This section contains links to other websites that you may find useful. Please note that you will leave the ENABLE Scotland website if you click on any of these links and that we cannot be held responsible for any information on other sites.
- ASCS (Advice Service Capability Scotland) www.capability-scotland.org.uk
A national disability advice and information service. ASCS provides free confidential advice and information on disability issues including advice on living with cerebral palsy.
- Carers Trust Scotland (formerly The Princess Royal Trust for Carers) www.carers.org/scotland
The largest provider of carers support services in Scotland, with a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland.
- Challenging Behaviour Foundation www.thecbf.org.uk
The CBF supports families, professionals and others who support individuals with complex needs and challenging behaviour through education, information, research and partnership working.
- Contact A Family www.cafamily.org.uk
UK charity for families with children who have any disability or rare disorder. It enables parents to get in contact with other families and provides a helpline, support groups and information.
- Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk
A confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of its website, all counsellors have qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
- Down’s Syndrome Scotland www.dsscotland.org.uk
Down’s Syndrome Scotland has a network of branches offering support to people who have Down’s syndrome, parents, carers and professionals. It provides telephone advice, publications, events and workshops.
- Dyslexia Scotland www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk
Support people affected by dyslexia, and campaign on their behalf, in many different ways including through a branch network, support services and partnership working.
- Dyspraxia Scotland www.dyspraxiascotland.org.uk
Support people with dyspraxia, both in education and employment
- Enquire www.enquire.org.uk
Scottish advice service for additional support for learning (special educational needs). It provides independent advice and information, free publications, outreach for parents and professionals, and services for children and young people.
- Epilepsy Scotland www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
Help and advice on epilepsy including a confidential helpline, community support services and training.
- Family Fund www.familyfund.org.uk
The Family Fund champions an inclusive society where families with severely disabled children have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life. They give grants to families with disabled or seriously ill children aged 17 and under.
- HandsOnScotland www.handsonscotland.co.uk
Practical information and techniques on how to respond to children and young people’s challenging behaviour, build self-esteem and promote positive mental wellbeing. An excellent complement to our Tricky Moments booklet.
- Kindred www.kindred-scotland.org
Kindred provides information, advocacy and emotional support to families of children and young people with additional needs in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
- Mindroom www.mindroom.org
Provide one-to-one support for families affected by learning difficulties, offer help and advice for individuals and organisations who work with people with learning difficulties, and strive to increase knowledge and understanding among policymakers.
- National Autistic Society www.autism.org.uk
Impartial, confidential advice and information to people with autism or Asperger syndrome and their families. You will also find a directory of autism services at www.info.autism.org.uk
- National Deaf Children’s Society www.ndcs.org.uk
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
- Netbuddy www.netbuddy.org.uk
Full of handy tips and bright ideas from parents, carers, teachers and therapists with experience of learning disability and autism. It is a ‘by you, for you’ special needs resource, offering practical solutions to everyday issues – from brushing teeth to challenging behaviour. ENABLE Scotland worked in partnership with Netbuddy to produce Tricky Moments.
- One Parent Families Scotland www.opfs.org.uk
Informing, supporting and inspiring single parent families. Helpline number: 0808 801 0323.
- PAMIS www.dundee.ac.uk/pamis
Support for families of children and adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities through practical help and advice, contact with other families, training and assistance in accessing community resources. It has local offices in Glasgow, Fife, Tayside, Grampian and South Lanarkshire.
- Parenting Across Scoland www.parentingacrossscotland.org
The Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) website has a wealth of parenting information for parents, carers and professionals, including details of various parenting helplines.
- RNIB Scotland www.rnib.org.uk
Information, support and advice for people with sight loss, and their families.
- Scottish Autism www.scottishautism.org
Dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism. The largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.
- Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) www.scld.org.uk
SCLD was set up to help agencies and people make the changes set out in The same as you?, the Scottish Executive's review of learning disability services. ENABLE Scotland is a partner organisation.
- Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments www.craighalbert.org.uk
Provides day school and outreach services to children from across Scotland who have motor impairments caused by cerebral palsy or other neurological conditions.
- Sense Scotland www.sensescotland.org.uk
Services for adults or children with communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning or physical disabilities.
- Shared Care Scotland www.sharedcarescotland.org.uk
Promotes the development of appropriate, flexible, affordable and good quality short breaks (respite care) services and has a database of information on different services.
- Sleep Scotland www.sleepscotland.org
Provide support for families of children and young people with additional support needs and severe sleep problems.
- TAC Interconnections www.teamaroundthechild.com
The website is for professionals and others wanting information on childhood disability and Team Around the Child.
- Working Families www.workingfamilies.org.uk
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. They help and give a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.