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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Rebecca and Liam from Lead Scotland and Kirsten from lead Scotland who help with befriending will be in the community hub tomorrow 10-12 in the Mercat centre ☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Rebecca and Liam from Lead Scotland and Kirsten from lead Scotland who help with befriending will be in the community hub tomorrow 10-12 in the Mercat centre ☀️Image attachmentImage attachment

Taking on 2024 is one of the many groups that are run from our Family Support Centre. Parents and carers who have children with additional support needs, sharing ideas on how to save money.

Today, we used old jars and decorated them for fathers day, they can now be used as sweetie jars for dad and filled up with £1 bag of sweeties. Caroline and Rebecca also showed us how to reuse old boxes and decorate them into new gift boxes for the sweetie jars to go in.

From 📦 & 🫙 to 🎁
#nourishsupportcentre
#takingon2024
#fightingpoverty
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Taking on 2024 is one of the many groups that are run from our Family Support Centre. Parents and carers who have children with additional support needs, sharing ideas on how to save money. 

Today, we used old jars and decorated them for fathers day, they can now be used as sweetie jars for dad and filled up with  £1 bag of sweeties. Caroline and Rebecca also showed us how to reuse old boxes and decorate them into new gift boxes for the sweetie jars to go in.  

From 📦 & 🫙 to 🎁 
#nourishsupportcentre 
#takingon2024
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2 days ago

Our CEO Lynne and Raith Rovers Cameron met today to discuss future partnerships and some potentially very exciting news.

Watch this space for more information.
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Our CEO Lynne and Raith Rovers Cameron met today to discuss future partnerships and some potentially very exciting news. 

Watch this space for more information.

Ribbons Ribbons Everywhere.

We're not sure how our volunteers Karen and Lauren managed without getting in a tangle. What a fantastic job they did today sorting out and rolling up all all our ribbons. Look out for photos next week of how they plan to use them.
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Ribbons Ribbons Everywhere.

Were not sure how our volunteers Karen and Lauren managed without getting in a tangle. What a fantastic job they did today sorting out and rolling up all all our ribbons.  Look out for photos next week of how they plan to use them.
3 days ago

Stevie to the rescue!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Stevie from Hps Plumbing And Heating for coming along to our Family Support Centre at such short notice and making sure we could use our dishwasher again. Teas and coffees are always in high demand, so thank you also to Edwina and Mario for rolling up their sleeves and washing the dishes.
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Stevie to the rescue!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Stevie from Hps Plumbing And Heating for coming along to our Family  Support Centre at such short notice and making sure we could use our dishwasher again. Teas and coffees are always in high demand, so thank you also to Edwina and Mario for rolling up their sleeves and washing the dishes.

Draw me something you love.

We love this photo!
More inclusive activities at our after-school club.
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Draw me something you love.

We love this photo! 
More inclusive activities at our after-school club.

Find me something green.

Our after-schoolol club was quiet today, but that didn't stop us from having fun in our Family Support Centre.
#scavengerhunt
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Find me something green.

Our after-schoolol club was quiet today, but that didnt stop us from having fun  in our Family Support Centre. 
 #scavengerhunt

We had great fun at our Happy Mondays groups today, we made paper pom poms, decorated paper flowers, dressed up, enjoyed some sensory activities, and even managed to squeeze in some singing and dancing. ... See MoreSee Less

We had great fun at our Happy Mondays groups today, we made paper pom poms, decorated paper flowers, dressed up, enjoyed some sensory activities, and even managed to squeeze in some singing and dancing.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

A big happy birthday to our community hub assistant Jai on his birthday! 🎂 ... See MoreSee Less

A big happy birthday to our community hub assistant Jai on his birthday! 🎂
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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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