Providing much needed and life-changing support to families in Fife with additional support needs

Having a child with disabilities affects the whole family and not only causes worries and anxieties, it often causes loneliness, isolation, poor mental health and poverty - we're here to help.
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Family Support

Find out how we support families with additional support needs.
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Community Support

Find out more about the work we do in our community.
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Charity Shop

Raising funds to help us deliver services in Fife.
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Nourish provides holistic support to families in Fife with additional support needs. We work with other relevant organisations to raise awareness and provide better services and support. Many of our trustees, staff and volunteers are parents/carers of children with a disability, or have a disability themselves.

OPENED IN MAY 2022

Community Hub

Our Community Hub allows us to continue our work in reaching and delivering information to families with additional support needs.
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Our Groups & Services

We provide support to families registered with us, through a wide range of services and support groups. Many of these services are delivered from our Family Support Centre, based in Mitchelston Estate, Kirkcaldy. In order to continue reaching more families with additional support needs, and providing more support in our community, we now also have our Community Hub in the Mercat Shopping Centre. We also have our Charity Shop based in the Mercat, which raises funds to help us deliver some of our services.

HAPPY MONDAYS

A friendly group for adults with additional support needs, coming together for fun and friendship.
Support Centre

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

This service provides opportunities for the whole family to access peer support.

AFTER SCHOOL FAMILY GROUPS

For primary school aged children & their families to enjoy a range of quality family fun time.

MEEPLE CLUB

Opportunities to learn and play modern day board games for the whole family.
Community Hub

CHRONIC PAIN GROUP

An opportunity for adults living with chronic pain conditions to come together for support.

FOOD SUPPORT SERVICE

Providing food donations incl parcels/shopping vouchers to registered families with additional support needs who are struggling financially. 

CLOTHING, HYGIENE & BABY BANKS

Support for registered families with items to help ease the financial strain often associated with having a child/young person with ASNs.
Community Hub

CRAFTY CARERS

Provides carers with some short respite, in a space to enjoy therapeutic craft activities and time to relax over a cuppa with other carers.
Support Centre

SIGNPOSTING

We work alongside many other fantastic organisations in Fife, and often signpost families to organisations who can provide specialist support & services.

DROP-IN DAYS incl LUNCH

Various drop-in sessions are held throughout the week with Lead Scotland, Fife Council Rent support, Circles Network, and the Voiceability team.
Community Hub

TOMBOLA & RAFFLES

Fun, ongoing tombola and monthly raffles to support our fundraising.

TOMBOLA & RAFFLES

Fun, ongoing tombola and monthly raffles to support our fundraising.
Community Hub

COMMUNITY HUB

A friendly space for people in the community to come in and meet people for a cuppa and a chat, find out more about Nourish, and what support is available.
Our kids' corner is a safe welcoming space for families to bring their children in, to enjoy a break from shops, with a quiet corner and crafting space.
CENTRAL INFORMATION POINT :–
This provides a central location in Kirkcaldy with access to information on support services provided by Nourish Support Centre and other local organisations.
We work alongside many other fantastic organisations in Fife, and often signpost families to organisations who can provide specialist support with a wide range of services.
RELAXING CRAFTS :– 
A welcoming space for people to pop in and enjoy some crafting activities.
DROP-IN DAYS (lunch included) :– 
Various drop-in sessions are held throughout the week with Lead Scotland, Circles Network, Fife Council Rent support, and the Voiceability team.
FUNDRAISING :– 
Ongoing tombola and monthly raffles to support our fundraising.
VISITING ORGANISATIONS :– 
Get introduced to a range of other organisations who provide learning, advocacy and support services from the Community Hub or locally.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Our Testimonials

Doing things as a family is hard. Having an adult son with disabilities - it’s hard to find a place to do things together where people are not judging the fact that a 26 year old man is super excited to see Santa, or kids activities. At Nourish we can do that, and no one minds. It’s a family orientated, inclusive place for all of our family to enjoy things together.
Support user (parent)
Nourish has provided me with a safe haven, and a safe place to speak about any issues I have had in my personal life. I've always felt supported and cared for. My son has also had the support from the Nourish team. At a time he felt a little lost and would never find an interest of his own Nourish was there. He is now a member of the Meeples club, which he loves. He has made like minded friends who he can interact and talk to.
Support user (parent)
Nourish has been a massive support to my family for the past few years. Providing support, food parcels, support at Xmas. Putting on relax kids sessions. My daughter has even had the experience of volunteering which massively improved her confidence and well being which I will be forever grateful.
Support user (parent)
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DEDICATED, CARING & PASSIONATE

Our Support Team

Stacey, Family Support Manager
Stacey, 
Family Support Manager
Harry, Children's Play Worker
Harry,
Children's Play Worker
Kat, Family Support Admin
Katerina,
Lead Admin
Kerry, Receptionist
Kerry,
Receptionist
Vicki, Community Hub Manager
Vicki,
Community Hub Manager
Connie,
Lead Admin
Jai, Nourish Community Hub Assistant
Jai,
Community Hub Assistant
MEET MORE OF US
Lynne, Nourish Chief Exec
FOUNDER & CEO

Lynne Scott

Hi my name is Lynne, and I'm a parent of children with additional support needs.

Throughout the years myself and my family have faced many challenges, I have been that parent sitting at home feeling lonely and isolated feeling I had no one to turn to who would understand what I was going through. My children have had their own battles to face too, either having a disability, or having a sibling with a disability, both bring challenges.

I founded Nourish in 2011 with 4 other parents who felt there was a lack of support for families who had children with additional support needs in the Kirkcaldy area.

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Nourish Community Club is the place to be on a Tuesday morning for great fun, activities and crafts!
Play on Wheels will hosting another fantastic session from 10 until 12, everyone welcome and there is no need to book!
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Nourish Community Club is the place to be on a Tuesday morning for great fun, activities and crafts! 
Play on Wheels will hosting another fantastic session from 10 until 12, everyone welcome and there is no need to book!Image attachmentImage attachment

We have been having lots of fun here at our family support centre this week. We have celebrated a birthday, had some sensory play, role playing, arts & crafts and we also had the wonderful Betty from Youth First here to show us how to make bracelets and headbands from old t-shirts!

Come and join us next week for some more family fun!
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We have been having lots of fun here at our family support centre this week. We have celebrated a birthday, had some sensory play, role playing, arts & crafts and we also had the wonderful Betty from Youth First here to show us how to make bracelets and headbands from old t-shirts! 

Come and join us next week for some more family fun!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Do you work with unpaid carers? Are you an unpaid carer yourself?

The brand-new Carers Forum aims to support improvements for unpaid carers, by providing a regular meeting space to hear their voice and experiences, so this can be shared with supporting caring organisations and authorities, to help contribute to meaningful change.
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Do you work with unpaid carers? Are you an unpaid carer yourself?

The brand-new Carers Forum aims to support improvements for unpaid carers, by providing a regular meeting space to hear their voice and experiences, so this can be shared with supporting caring organisations and authorities, to help contribute to meaningful change.

Nourish Support Centre: Bridging the Gap for Families with Additional Support Needs This Summer

At Nourish Support Centre, we understand the challenges families with additional support needs face during summer holidays. Our goal is to ensure every family can enjoy a fulfilling summer break through affordable, accessible, and inclusive activities.

Affordable Programmes: We offer subsidised and free activities tailored for children with additional support needs, providing essential resources while keeping costs manageable.

Accessible Facilities: Our facilities are designed to accommodate children with mobility issues, sensory sensitivities, and other additional needs, ensuring inclusivity in all our activities.

Information and Awareness: We provide a dedicated platform for families to access information about our summer activities. Partnering with schools, healthcare providers, and community organisations, we ensure our programmes reach those who need them most.

Multiple Locations: Our activities are available at both our Family Support Centre and Community Hub in Kirkcaldy, making it convenient for families across different areas to participate.

Building Community: We address isolation by offering support groups and inclusive activities that foster a sense of community. Families can connect, share experiences, and enjoy the summer together.

At Nourish Support Centre, we are committed to supporting families with additional support needs. Our summer activities are affordable, accessible, and inclusive, ensuring every child can thrive and enjoy their summer holidays.

#nourishsupportcentre #summeractivities #AdditionalSupportNeeds #inclusivesummer #communitysupport #AccessibleActivities #kirkcaldy
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Nourish Support Centre: Bridging the Gap for Families with Additional Support Needs This Summer

At Nourish Support Centre, we understand the challenges families with additional support needs face during summer holidays. Our goal is to ensure every family can enjoy a fulfilling summer break through affordable, accessible, and inclusive activities.

Affordable Programmes: We offer subsidised and free activities tailored for children with additional support needs, providing essential resources while keeping costs manageable.

Accessible Facilities: Our facilities are designed to accommodate children with mobility issues, sensory sensitivities, and other additional needs, ensuring inclusivity in all our activities.

Information and Awareness: We provide a dedicated platform for families to access information about our summer activities. Partnering with schools, healthcare providers, and community organisations, we ensure our programmes reach those who need them most.

Multiple Locations: Our activities are available at both our Family Support Centre and Community Hub in Kirkcaldy, making it convenient for families across different areas to participate.

Building Community: We address isolation by offering support groups and inclusive activities that foster a sense of community. Families can connect, share experiences, and enjoy the summer together.

At Nourish Support Centre, we are committed to supporting families with additional support needs. Our summer activities are affordable, accessible, and inclusive, ensuring every child can thrive and enjoy their summer holidays.

#NourishSupportCentre #SummerActivities #AdditionalSupportNeeds #InclusiveSummer #CommunitySupport #AccessibleActivities #Kirkcaldy

Attention Nourish Support Centre Members and Service Users!
We really do value your feedback. Please help us enhance our services by sharing your insights, thoughts and ideas.
Please click on the form link forms.office.com/r/WuT1L789Qi
Your input matters! Let’s make Nourish even better together!
#feedbackmatters #nourishsupportcentre #ServiceImprovement
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Attention Nourish Support Centre Members and Service Users!
We really do value your feedback. Please help us enhance our services by sharing your insights, thoughts and ideas.
Please click on the form link https://forms.office.com/r/WuT1L789Qi
Your input matters! Let’s make Nourish even better together!
#feedbackmatters #nourishsupportcentre #ServiceImprovement

Nourish Support Centre today hosted a day for many of our families at the Yard in Edinburgh. Thank you Natalie Logan for sharing these great action photographs showing the joy, resilience, and fun shared by children, young people, and their families.
#theyard #inclusive
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Nourish Support Centre today hosted a day for many of our families at the Yard in Edinburgh. Thank you Natalie Logan for sharing these great action photographs showing the joy, resilience, and fun shared by children, young people, and their families. 
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Referral to Nourish Services

Referrals can be submitted by organisations or individuals seeking support
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Nourish Support Centre
1C Barclay Court
Mitchelson Estate
Kirkcaldy, KY1 3WE
Charity Number: SC050063
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