Family Services

Information about our Family First service and who to contact if you need help with family matters.

Parent holding child's hand

Family First is a free, confidential advice and information resource in East Renfrewshire.

Aim

Our aim is to provide support by working in partnership with families.

We can help and enable you to access local services professional and voluntary, ensuring the children get the best possible start in life. 

We understand that families can run into difficulties, emotionally, financially or even physically that may prevent us doing the simplest of things. 

Whatever you'd like to speak about, our team can offer support and advice on issues surrounding school, health, home, money, parenting, additional support needs (with our without diagnosis) and confidence building.

Eligibility criteria

You can access Family First if you:

  • have a family with children aged 0-11 years
  • live in the East Renfrewshire area
  • have no current social work involvement
  • need a little bit of help

How to access the service

Email: familyfirst@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or contact:

Barrhead (Auchenback)
Phone or text: 07800 712 388
Email: roslyn.graham@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Barrhead (Dunterlie)/Neilston
Phone or text: 07800 712 706
Email: shona.stevenson@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Thornliebank/Giffnock
Phone or text - 07393 752 547  
Email: julie.douglas@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Newton Mearns
Phone or text: 07393 752 548
Email: sam.cunningham@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Busby/Clarkston/Eaglesham
Phone or text: 07800 831 721   
Email: may.blair@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

View our Family First information resource

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Last modified on 24th July 2020

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