Kindred supports parents and carers of children with additional support needs aged 0 – 18 years.  Kindred provides a range of services for parents and families including advocacy, information, emotional support and opportunities for parent to parent contact.

Sick Kids team 

Kindred’s Rillbank Team provide information and advocacy support to families and parents who have a child in hospital. This can include things like:

  • Funding applications including assistance with travel costs
  • Benefits such as Disability Living Allowance
  • Massage therapy on the ward (with our trained therapist, Susan)
  • Advocacy at meetings with hospital staff
  • Access to counselling
  • Assistance with arranging to leave hospital (‘discharge planning’)


Kindred Helpline can provide information and support on a wide range of subjects including:

  • Support and information with regard to school placements
  • Applications for trust grant funds for specialist equipment and grants required for caring
  • Assistance with applying for benefits such as Disability Living Allowance
  • Advocacy support for statutory meetings with health – including Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), social work, education and housing

The Helpline team can also offer a block of 5 free counselling sessions to parents whose children are the The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, on either and inpatient, or outpatient basis.

Please contact the Helpline on 0800 031 5793 (Choosing option 1, then option 1 again) or by emailing: [email protected]



Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Children

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Families of children with additional support needs

Contact Info. & Service Address

7 Rutland Court Lane

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 031 5793
Email: [email protected]

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Translation Service
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Kindred

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Kindred provides advocacy and information on services available to children with additional support needs and their carers.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 031 5793
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

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