Aberlour Options – Borders

Overview

Our disability services make life easier for families where a child has a learning disability.

We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us there.

Taking care of a child with a disability can be very demanding. For families with more than one child, it can mean having less time to focus on other children. It can lead to unsettled sleep and less time out to relax and recuperate. Our specialist disability services are designed to take the weight off, and provide a package of support that works for you,

In addition to short-break respite, we can also help families in other ways.

how we help

  • Day-care options
  • Specialist play-schemes during school holidays
  • After- school care service during term-time
  • Help for families in their own homes
  • Help for children at school
  • Parenting advice
  • Emergency, short notice care

Families can get help from Aberlour Options – Borders, using Self-Directed Support. Find out more.

We also take referrals from local authorities.

A young man supported by an Aberlour disability service

Contact Details

Aberlour Options – Borders
Room 2.23
Integrated Children’s Services
Scottish Borders Council
Paton Street
Galashiels

TD1 3AS

Options.borders@aberlour.org.uk

(01896) 754 003