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 members felt like VIP guests at Blair Drummond Safari Park last night!
Our wonderful members had an unforgettable evening at Blair Drummond, they enjoyed up close encounters with majestic tigers, playful elephants and curious zebras.
From thrilling safari rides to feeding friendly lemurs our families immersed themselves in the wonders of the animal kingdom.
The laughter, fun and shared moments made this adventure truly special.
A huge thank you to Blair Drummond Safari Park for hosting us, our families left with hearts full of joy and memories to cherish forever #blairdrummondsafaripark
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Nourish members felt like VIP guests at Blair Drummond Safari Park last night!
Our wonderful members had an unforgettable evening at Blair Drummond, they enjoyed up close encounters with majestic tigers, playful elephants and curious zebras.
From thrilling safari rides to feeding friendly lemurs our families immersed themselves in the wonders of the animal kingdom.
The laughter, fun and shared moments made this adventure truly special.
A huge thank you to Blair Drummond Safari Park for hosting us, our families left with hearts full of joy and memories to cherish forever #blairdrummondsafariparkImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

The Nourish team along with our Happy Monday Crowd wished Rab a belated birthday with a celebration cake, lots of music dancing and dressing up followed. Happy Birthday Rab from us all! ... See MoreSee Less

The Nourish team  along with our Happy Monday Crowd wished Rab a belated birthday with a celebration cake, lots of music dancing and dressing up followed. Happy Birthday Rab from us all!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

NEWS: Celebrating Volunteers and Staff at Nourish Support Centre Annual Event

Nourish Support Centre held their annual event on Sunday, June 9th, at The Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy. This special afternoon was dedicated to celebrating the incredible contributions of their volunteers and staff, who are the true heart and soul of the organisation. The event was filled with joy, gratitude, and a deep sense of community. The event was organised by Nourish HR Manager Karen Studley, and presented by Chief Executive Lynne Scott.

Nourish Support Centre are profoundly grateful to the wonderful sponsors whose generous support made this event and the awards possible. While Club 3000 Bingo Kirkcaldy could not join in person, their heartfelt support for the Perpetual Smile Award truly captured the spirit of this recognition. This special accolade honours those who bring an infectious smile to Nourish, spreading warmth and positivity to everyone around them.

The Young Person Award, kindly sponsored by The Contract Coach, celebrated the exceptional achievements and positive impact made by individuals aged 16-25. This award highlights the inspiring contributions of young people who are making a meaningful difference in our community.

The High 5 Award, generously sponsored by Transy Properties Limited, celebrated the numerous personal and team achievements within Nourish. We are immensely proud of all accomplishments and wish we could highlight each one individually.

The Volunteering Hero Award, sponsored by FDL, honours those who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer contributions. This award is a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers whose selfless efforts make a significant difference.

The Biggest Heart Award, sponsored by Ian Johnston Funeral Directors, recognisesd those who consistently show extreme kindness, selflessness, empathy, and compassion. This award celebrates individuals who go above and beyond to help those in need, spreading love and care wherever they go.

Nourish also took a moment to express our deep appreciation to their Board of Trustees, who bring essential expertise, guidance, and unwavering dedication to the organisation. Their generosity and commitment have made a meaningful impact on their mission.

After much heartfelt deliberation, the Board of Trustees also presented two special awards:
1. The Award for Continued Dedication was given to Louise Morgan for her unwavering commitment and resolute dedication to our cause.
2. The Above & Beyond Award was joyfully presented to Rab Ramage, celebrating his tireless energy, empathy, and multi-skilled contributions to Nourish. Rab's dedication was previously recognised with a superhero cape, and this award further underscores his invaluable impact.

The Stephanie Allan Award holds a special place, commemorating the memory of one of the kindest individuals. This award celebrates those who consistently demonstrate kindness, empathy, and compassion, positively impacting everyone around them.

Nourish have expressed their thanks to Carson Mclean for beautifully capturing the event through photography and Steve Newall for providing delightful entertainment. Special thanks to the Dean Park Hotel for their warm hospitality and to Grande Dreams for the enchanting decorations that made the afternoon even more special.

This event was a beautiful reminder of the incredible community that supports Nourish. They are deeply grateful to each volunteer, staff member, sponsor, and supporter who make their work possible. Together, they all continue to create a positive and loving impact on our community.
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🌟 Celebrating Our Volunteers and Staff at Nourish Support Centre Annual Event! 🌟

On Sunday, June 9th, we had a heartwarming afternoon at the Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy, celebrating the incredible contributions of our volunteers and staff. The event was filled with joy, gratitude, and a deep sense of community. 💖

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible:

Club 3000 Bingo for the Perpetual Smile Award 😊
Contract Coach for the Young Person Award 👏
Transy Properties Limited for the High 5 Award 🖐️
FDL Fords Dayl Legal for the Volunteering Hero Award 🦸‍♀️
Ian Johnstone Funeral Directors for the Biggest Heart Award ❤️
We also honoured our dedicated Board of Trustees for their essential guidance and commitment. Special congratulations to:

Louise Morgan for the Award for Continued Dedication.
Rab Ramage for the Above & Beyond Award.
Gordon Nisbett for the Stephanie Allan Award for kindness and compassion.
David Laing for the Perpetual Smile Award.
Bea Smith for the Young Person Award.
Jai Smith for the High 5 Award.
Jackie Miller for the Volunteer Hero Award.
Vicki Rennie for the Biggest Heart Award.

This event was a beautiful reminder of the incredible community that supports Nourish. We are deeply grateful to each volunteer, staff member, sponsor, and supporter. Together, we continue to create a positive and loving impact on our community. 💞

#NourishSupportCentre #VolunteerAppreciation #CommunityLove #Celebration #ThankYou ##fifechamberofcommerce

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to making this event happen.

📸 by Carson Mclean
🎵 by Steve Newall
🏨 Venue: Dean Park Hotel
🎀 Decorations by Grande Dreams
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🌟 Celebrating Our Volunteers and Staff at Nourish Support Centre Annual Event! 🌟

On Sunday, June 9th, we had a heartwarming afternoon at the Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy, celebrating the incredible contributions of our volunteers and staff. The event was filled with joy, gratitude, and a deep sense of community. 💖

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible:

Club 3000 Bingo for the Perpetual Smile Award 😊
Contract Coach for the Young Person Award 👏
Transy Properties Limited for the High 5 Award 🖐️
FDL Fords Dayl Legal for the Volunteering Hero Award 🦸‍♀️
Ian Johnstone Funeral Directors for the Biggest Heart Award ❤️
We also honoured our dedicated Board of Trustees for their essential guidance and commitment. Special congratulations to:

Louise Morgan for the Award for Continued Dedication.
Rab Ramage for the Above & Beyond Award.
Gordon Nisbett for the Stephanie Allan Award for kindness and compassion.
David Laing for the Perpetual Smile Award.
Bea Smith for the Young Person Award.
Jai Smith for the High 5 Award.
Jackie Miller for the Volunteer Hero Award.
Vicki Rennie for the Biggest Heart Award.

This event was a beautiful reminder of the incredible community that supports Nourish. We are deeply grateful to each volunteer, staff member, sponsor, and supporter. Together, we continue to create a positive and loving impact on our community. 💞

#NourishSupportCentre #VolunteerAppreciation #CommunityLove #Celebration #ThankYou ##fifechamberofcommerce 

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to making this event happen.

📸 by Carson Mclean
🎵 by Steve Newall
🏨 Venue: Dean Park Hotel
🎀 Decorations by Grande DreamsImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

We would like to wish Harry all the best as he leaves Nourish.

Harry has been our play assistant for nearly two years and has become a very popular member of our team and will be especially missed by the Happy Mondays Gang!

"It's been a pleasure working with you, Harry, and we are grateful for all the Nourish memories we've made.

You've been a rockstar, we know you'll do great things in your next adventure!"
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We would like to wish Harry all the best as he leaves Nourish. 

Harry has been our play assistant for nearly two years and has become a very popular member of our team and will be especially missed by the Happy Mondays Gang!

Its been a pleasure working with you, Harry, and we are grateful for all the Nourish memories weve made.

Youve been a rockstar, we know youll do great things in your next adventure!Image attachmentImage attachment

Today Nourish's Crafty Carers Group came together to share their best wishes and good luck for our Family Support Manager Stacey.
The morning was a busy one with the group crafting wish jars and enjoying tea and cake. It gave old friends and new, time to catch up and socialise while sharing some great ideas for future crafting projects.
After three years with Nourish, Stacey has decided it is time to explore new and exciting opportunities.
Stacey has been an integral part of Nourish and we wish her well in her future career.
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Today Nourishs Crafty Carers Group came together to share their best wishes and good luck for our Family Support Manager Stacey.
The morning was a busy one with the group crafting wish jars and enjoying tea and cake. It gave old friends and new, time to catch up and socialise while sharing some great ideas for future crafting projects.
After three years with Nourish, Stacey has decided it is time to explore new and exciting opportunities. 
Stacey has been an integral part of Nourish and we wish her well in her future career.Image attachmentImage attachment

Nourish Support Centre could not provide the support and services they do without one of their most valuable resources . . . our volunteering team!

From admin and reception support, to dungeon and dragon master, from volunteer play assistant to handyman and many, many roles inbetween volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience which Nourish just couldn't be Nourish without!
If you would like to help Nourish Support Centre deliver our much needed services please contact hr@nourishsupportcentre.com and we can arrange a taster session.
#nourishsupportcentre #VolunteersWeek #volunteersweek2024
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Nourish Support Centre could not provide the support and services they do without one of their most valuable resources . . .  our volunteering team!

From admin and reception support, to dungeon and dragon master,  from volunteer play assistant to handyman and many, many roles inbetween volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience  which Nourish just couldnt be Nourish without!
If you would like to help Nourish Support Centre deliver our much needed services please contact hr@nourishsupportcentre.com and we can arrange a taster session.
#nourishsupportcentre  #VolunteersWeek #volunteersweek2024

We would like to say a huge thank you to Lochgelly and District Amateur Musical Association who provided some of our service users with free tickets to their production of Anything Goes at the weekend.

Our families had an amazing time and really enjoyed the show!
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We would like to say a huge thank you to Lochgelly and District Amateur Musical Association who provided some of our service users with free tickets to their production of Anything Goes at the weekend.

Our families had an amazing time and really enjoyed the show!

🌟 A Huge Thank You to The Contract Coach! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce that The Contract Coach has generously donated 5 laptops to Nourish Support Centre! These laptops will make a significant difference in our community by:

💻 Supporting our service users and volunteers as they learn new skills in numeracy and peer support.

🔗 Helping service users access essential resources and support, empowering them to navigate their own and their community's needs.

⚙️ Enhancing our organization's efficiency and effectiveness, allowing us to serve you better.

📈 Boosting our digital skills, ensuring we're equipped to tackle the digital landscape with confidence.

Thank you, The Contract Coach, for your incredible support and commitment to our mission. Your donation is making a real impact! 🙏❤️

The Contract Coach

#thankyou #communitysupport #DigitalInclusion #empowerment #nourishsupportcentre
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🌟 A Huge Thank You to The Contract Coach! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce that The Contract Coach has generously donated 5 laptops to Nourish Support Centre! These laptops will make a significant difference in our community by:

💻 Supporting our service users and volunteers as they learn new skills in numeracy and peer support.

🔗 Helping service users access essential resources and support, empowering them to navigate their own and their communitys needs.

⚙️ Enhancing our organizations efficiency and effectiveness, allowing us to serve you better.

📈 Boosting our digital skills, ensuring were equipped to tackle the digital landscape with confidence.

Thank you, The Contract Coach, for your incredible support and commitment to our mission. Your donation is making a real impact! 🙏❤️

https://www.facebook.com/ContractCoach

#ThankYou #CommunitySupport #DigitalInclusion #Empowerment #NourishSupportCentre
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Mitchelson Estate
Kirkcaldy, KY1 3WE
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