Services in Renfrewshire

This page details a list of local support services in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

Barnardo’s Threads Family Support

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

Families First Renfrewshire (Renfrewshire Council)

Families First Renfrewshire exists to ensure that children grow up happy, healthy and ready to learn. It brings together existing council, health and voluntary services together to make them easier to find and enable families to give their children the best start in life. Their offices are located in Ferguslie, Foxbar, Gallowhill, Johnstone and Linwood.

Families First Ferguslie
Glencoats Primary School
Falcon Crescent
Paisley PA3 1NS

T: 0141 618 3278

Families First Foxbar
Heriot Primary School
Heriot Avenue
Paisley PA2 0DS

T: 01505 812 914

Families First Gallowhill
Gallowhill Primary School
Netherhill Road
Paisley PA3 4SF

T: 0141 618 4763

Families First Johnstone
Auchenlodment Primary School
Aspen Place
Johnstone PA5 9QQ

T: 0141 618 3906

Families First Linwood
Woodlands Primary School
Abernethy Drive
Linwood PA3 3EX

T: 0141 618 3792


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 offices
28-30 Grange Street
Kilmarnock KA1 2DD

T: 01563 572 429


Family Support Service (Alcohol & Drug Partnership)

Renfrewshire ADP’s Family Support Service exists to help people who are affected by someone else’s substance misuse. They operate a drop-in service (Mon-Wed 10:00-14:00) and can also offer one-to-one advice and support.

Family Support Service
Renfrewshire ADP
20 Back Sneddon Street
Paisley PA3 2DJ

T: 0141 618 7629

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

Hear 4U Renfrewshire (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 Renfrewshire, they prioritise children who are involved in the children’s hearing system, child protection process or integrated assessment.

Hear 4U Renfrewshire
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

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.


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 Carers Centre

Renfrewshire Carers Centre can offer free support and advice to kinship carers.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Unit 55, Embroidery Mill
Abbey Mill Business Centre
Paisley PA1 1TJ

T: 0141 887 3643

The Spark Counselling Paisley

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

The Spark Counselling Paisley
The Wynd Centre
6 School Wynd
Paisley PA1 2DB

T: 0808 802 2088

Spark of Genius

Spark of Genius provides education, residential care, autism services, community support and post-16 programmes for children and young people throughout the UK.

Spark of Genius
Trojan House
Phoenix Business Park

T: 0141 587 2710

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