Services in West Dunbartonshire

This page details a list of local support services in West Dunbartonshire 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 West Dunbartonshire

Family Mediation West of Scotland (Relationships Scotland)

Relationships Scotland supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. They have offices in Glasgow and Kilmarnock, from which 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

Functional Family Therapy (Action for Children)

Action for Children’s Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a specialist family service team which supports families with young people aged 11-17 in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. FFT is a short-term intervention working with families with relationship difficulties, high levels of conflict or substance misuse and/or mental health problems. FFT therpists work with the families’ strengths to help overcome the difficulties they are facing. Referrals are made through social work.

Functional Family Therapy
Action for Children
c/o Renfrewshire Council
St James Centre
10 St James Street
Paisley PA3 2HT

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Nordoff Robbins Scotland

Nordoff Robbins use music therapy to help people with a range of conditions including learning disabilities, neurological disorders, life-limiting illness, brain injury, cerebral palsy, mental health issues, trauma, stroke and dementia.

Nordoff Robbins Scotland West
25 Lammermoor Avenue
Glasgow G52 3BE


PALS (Enable Scotland)

PALS is an after school support play service in Clydebank for school children aged 4 to 18 years old. The children and young people who attend have a variety of support needs, however you do not need a diagnosis to receive support.​ Experienced and skilled staff support and encourage each individual child, through purposeful and challenging play activities, ensuring everyone has fun.

Enable Scotland
Dalmuir CE Centre
12 Duntocher Road
G81 4RQ

T: 07889 456 250
T: 07889 456 187

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 250060
text: 07580022151

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones provides a range of services that promote mental health and wellbeing throughout West Dunbartonshire. Services include one-to-one support, counselling, tai chi, reiki and relaxation techniques.

Stepping Stones
Whitecrook Business Centre
78 Whitecrook Street
Clydebank G81 1QF

T: 0141 941 2929

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

Y Sort-It

Y Sort-It is a youth information and support network for 12-25 year olds that live in West Dunbartonshire. They provide a range of drop-in and peer mentoring services for young people, including a peer mentoring service for care experienced young people (including kinship care).

Y Sort-It
5 West Thomson Street
Clydebank G81 3EA

T: 0141 941 3308


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