Equality and Diversity

External support

Links to various external organisations who may be able to provide advice and support on family related matters.


Help and advice on LGBT+ parenting rights.

Single parents

Links to organisations who provide advice, support and a range of information for single parents.

Emergency Childcare

Contact details for some  for emergency and last minute  childcare/nanny/babysitting providers. (Please note that these companies have been added for information only and are operated by indepenedent parties not under the control of, or endorsed by, the University).

Emergency Childcare

My Family Care



NHS advice on being a parent with a disability.



Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is developing a national parenting strategy, The Government wants Scotland to be the best place for children to grow up and value the importance of parenting, while also recognising that it can be difficult at times.

Scottish Government Parenting Strategy

Caring Responsibilities

Local Opportunitiues for Older People (LOOPS) is a local joint initiative funded by City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Dept. LOOPS can help if you are looking for activities and events for you if you are a carer or work with an older person/people in Edinburgh. Further inforamtion at: the following link:

Local Opportunities for Older People