Services in Inverclyde

This page details a list of local support services in Inverclyde that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in Inverclyde

Children 1st Inverclyde

Children 1st are based in Greenock and provide one-to-one therapeutic intervention work directly with children affected by domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

Children 1st Inverclyde
Room 7, Westburn Centre
175 Dalrymple Street
Greenock PA15 1JZ

T: 08000 28 22 33

Enterprise Childcare

Enterprise Childcare is local childcare provider. They offer a range of services, providing a caring and stimulating environment for children aged 0-16 years. They also run a monthly support group for kinship carers, called Parenting Again, which is an informal group that offers a place to relax, share concerns, keep up-to-date with relevant information, and access support to help with responsibilities as a kinship carer. The group also organise activities, speakers and outings.

Enterprise Childcare
Unit 27, Ladyburn Business Centre
20 Pottery Street
Greenock PA15 2UH

T: 01475 793 500 (main office)
T: 07956 435 003 (kinship care group)

Family Mediation West of Scotland (Relationships Scotland)

Relationships Scotland supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. They offer a range of services, including family mediation, counselling and supervised contact, to families throughout the West of Scotland.

Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation West of Scotland
19 Woodside Place
Glasgow G3 7QL

T: 0141 332 2731

Family Support Volunteers (Action for Children)

Family Support Volunteers works with the most vulnerable and hard to reach parents and carers in West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde to support them to make positive changes and build their parenting capacity. Volunteers focus on strengthening attachment relationships, involving them in play, outdoor activities, reading and early literacy activities, as well as financial budgeting and healthy eating.

Family Support Volunteers
Action for Children
Centre 81
2-16 Braes Avenue
Clydebank G81 1DP

T: 0141 952 3210

Hear 4U Inverclyde (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Hear 4U project provides advocacy for children and young people, helping them to have their say in decisions that affect them. In Inverclyde, they prioritise children who are involved in the children’s hearing system and/or child protection process.

Hear 4U
12 Lochfield Road
Paisley PA2 7RG

T: 0141 884 7896

Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde

Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde
70 Back Sneddon Street
Paisley PA3 2BY

T: 0141 889 5272
T: 01475 603 441

Inverclyde Family Response Service (Inverclyde Council)

The Family Response Service provides advice, information, guidance, practical and emotional support to individuals who often experience adverse circumstances, anxiety and stress as a result of a family member’s ongoing or previous drug use. They service provides one-to-one support, a drop-in services (Wednesdays, 13:00-15:00), a support group, dedicated children and young person’s service, grief therapy, use of free leisure passes, training and referrals to other local services.

Inverclyde Family Response Service
Inverclyde Integrated Drugs Service
128 Cathcart Street
Greenock PA15 1BQ

T: 01475 499 000
T: 07917 271 879

Inverclyde Family Support Team (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Inverclyde Family Support Team provides guidance, advice and support services to vulnerable children and families in Inverclyde.

Inverclyde Family Support Team
9 Terrace Road
Greenock PA15 1DJ

T: 01475 892114

Inverclyde Integrated Criminal Justice (Action for Children)

The Inverclyde Integrated Criminal Justice service provides intensive support to young people who are involved in offending behaviour, have substance misuse issues, display high risk behaviour, are accommodated, have housing/homelessness issues, or are otherwise vulnerable. They provide a wide range of support services that are tailored to the individual needs of young people to assist them to make positive changes in their lives.

Inverclyde Integrated Criminal Justice
Action for Children
Unit 31, Lyle House
Lynedoch Industrial Estate
Greenock PA15 4AX

T: 01475 723 044

Kinship Care Team (Inverclyde Council)

Inverclyde have a dedicated kinship care team that offers a range of support, and also works alongside voluntary and third sector agencies. The named kinship social worker can offer advice, guidance and emotional support through home visits, by telephone or via email and text; practical assistance and advocacy for kinship carers is also provided, when needed. Kinship carers can also benefit from financial advice, a Maximising Income Assessment, and a weekly kinship allowance (if approved). There is a youth justice worker to provide more focused work with young people. All kinship carers are invited to attend Family Ties, Inverclyde’s kinship support group. And the team also organise training on relevant issues and access to a local indoor soft play park.

Kinship Care Team
Inverclyde Council
Hector McNeil House
7-8 Clyde Square
Greenock PA15 1NB

T: 01475 715 367

Nurture (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Nurture Service offers tailored family support to children aged 0-12 in Inverclyde. The service has a dedicated kinship project, designed specifically for kinship carers and the children they look after. The kinship project offers holistic support for families, addressing issues such as housing, benefits, challenging behaviour and difficult family dynamics. Families receiving this service can also access the full range of Barnardo’s support, including groups and befriending.

9 Terrace Road
Greenock PA15 1DJ

T: 01475 728 493

The Spark Counselling Port Glasgow

The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling in Scotland. In Port Glasgow, they offer a range of face-to-face, online and telephone appointments for couples counselling, marriage counselling and relationship counselling.

The Spark Counselling Port Glasgow
7.5 John Wood Centre
John Wood Street
Port Glasgow PA14 5HU

T: 0808 802 0050

The Speech Language Communication Company (SLCo)

SLCo has a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and carers about speech, language and communication. Their staff cover Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Edinburgh and Lothians, Glasgow, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Borders and Western Isles; they organise local support groups, workshops, one-to-one support, and can arrange a Speech Language Therapist guided support service.

The Speech Language Communication Company
42-44 Castle Street
Dundee DD1 3AQ

T: 01382 250 060
text: 07580 022 151

TouchBase & Parent Enabler Project (Sense Scotland)

Sense Scotland run several projects for families with disabled children and young people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. TouchBase is a purpose built resource centre that helps school-aged children with communication support needs to develop their skills, take on new challenges and make friends. Their Parent Enabler Project provides a range of family support, tailored to the specific needs of the family.

Sense Scotland
43 Middlesex Street
Kinning Park
Glasgow G41 1EE

T: 0300 330 9292


Ypeople, formerly YMCA Glasgow, provides support to a range of vulnerable groups. Their Ypeer Mentoring project is a service for care experienced young people (aged 14-26) in Glasgow and surrounding areas, where peer mentors support young people leaving care or making another life transition.

William Harte House
15 Dava Street
Glasgow G51 2JA

T: 0141 565 1200

11-17 Kerr Street
G66 1LF

T: 0141 776 4459