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 glimpse of Kindred's service to families April 2022 to March 2023


families supported (56% have a child with very complex needs and/or life limiting conditions)


families received support, advice and information about financial matters


raised in statutory benefits and other grants for families

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Your stories

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News and events

  • Kindred Therapeutic Support Group

    Kindred is beginning its latest Therapeutic Support Group for parent/carers of children with complex needs. Taking place in person in central Edinburgh the free group runs for 6 consecutive weeks on Thursdays in the early afternoon, beginning 27th April 2023. Read more

  • The Kindred Cuppa is coming and you're invited

    Kindred will be inviting one and all to have a Kindred Cuppa and fundraise for our vital service. Read more