Aberlour Family Service – Aberdeen

Overview

We help a parent with a learning disability in Aberdeen to provide the best possible care for their children. Our team also carry out regular visits to family homes, to make sure children are thriving and being well looked-after.

We believe that parents with learning disabilities can be just as good at parenting as anyone else, but sometimes need an extra bit of help. Sometimes the things our parents need help with, are things that others can take for granted.

Our team exists to put that support in place so that parents can fulfill their full potential. Ultimately, our service keeps families together by making sure children are safe, healthy and happy. This means they are less likely to be taken into care.

how we help a parent with a learning disability

Firstly, our workers carry out assessments using special software called Parenting Assessment Manual Software (PAMs). This helps to identify types of extra help families might benefit from. Next, we introduce support to the family, which could include boosting life skills through cooking lessons, budgeting support and parenting sessions.

Our service base also dedicated play facilities and staff to keep children entertained, while parents spend time with their family worker.

We take referrals from professionals and agencies working with families. If you would like to make a referral, contact us.

Parent with a learning disability pushing girl on a swing

Contact Details

Aberlour Family Service – Aberdeen
Primrosehill
8 Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen

AB24 3NG

familyservice@aberlour.org.uk

(01224) 483 381