Services in East Renfrewshire

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

If you run a service and it is not in this list or your details may have changed, please contact us so we can adjust.

Services in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council

If you are looking after a friend of relative’s child, East Renfrewshire Council can help you to ensure that the child remains safe and well in your care and support you with any concerns that may develop.

Fostering & Adoption
East Renfrewshire Council
Lygates House
224 Ayr Road
Newton Mearns G77 6FR

T: 0141 577 3367

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

Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation West of Scotland
1st floor
28-30 Grange Street
Kilmarnock KA1 2DD

T: 01563 572 429


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 therapists 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

T: 0141 618 6859

RCA Trust

The RCA Trust is an independent voluntary organisation with over 35 years experience in supporting people across Renfrewshire. The main aim of the organisation is to help and support people who are both directly and indirectly affected by alcohol, gambling and other problem behaviours to reduce the impact on the individual, their families and the wider community as a whole.

RCA Trust
8 Incle Street
Paisley PA1 1HP

T: 0141 887 0880

Renfrewshire Kinship Carer Group

Renfrewshire Kinship Carers Support Group is for grandparents or other family members who are caring for children as their parents are unable to do so due to an illness, disability or addiction. The group offers support information advice, and a much needed break from the stress that this role creates. They also have a kinship care worker who can meet you on a one-to-one basis for those who do not want to attend the support group.

Renfrewshire Kinship Carer Group
Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Unit 55 Embroidery Mill
Abbey Mill Business Centre
Paisley PA1 1TJ

T: 0141 887 3643

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

Threads (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Threads is a holistic family support service for young parents/carers in Renfrewshire, helping them give their children the best start in life. There are a range of services on offer at Threads for families to get the support they need at the earliest opportunity to provide a healthy, nurturing, stable environment for their children. These include: groups/peer learning, pre- and post-natal group programmes, individual tailored support to each family and practical and emotional support.

4 Lochfield Road
Paisley PA2 7RG

T: 0141 884 6696

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