Kindred exists to support parents of children with complex needs

E-PAtS and positive support for Kindred families

Kindred, along with NHS Lothian and Tizard, University of Kent , has recently started to offer Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) groups to families, developed for parent/carers of a child aged 0 to 5 years with learning disability, global developmental delay or autism.


Author: Mel grenfell

Toni's Fundraiser

This is the story of a Kindred fundraising parent, Toni McGovaney Stewart, who tells us why she supports Kindred through fundraising



Jargon buster

Translating technical terms around your child's health, education, benefits and rights into simple language



A six month snapshot of our Kindred service January to December 2022


parents supported  (60% have a child with very complex needs and/or life limiting conditions)


families supported with housing


raised in benefits for families

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News and events

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