The Children's Services, which includes a specialist toy library and Carers Café, can provide information, support and practical face-to-face advice to non statutory child care settings, parents and carers of children with a learning disability within Fife.
This may include referrals to the Health and Education’s “Visual Assessment Team”, whose aim is to provide children and young people in Fife with improved eye care services.
Because of the high-incidence of undiagnosed sight-loss in people with a learning disability we do not support only those with an identified visual impairment. Any child with an additional support need, aged from birth to eighteen and still accessing children's services, can be referred to our services.
We aim to:
You can access our services via local health and education services or contact us directly.
The service is free, and is a partnership between RNIB Scotland and Fife Childcare Strategy Team.
The Carers Café takes place on the last Saturday of every month at RNIB Pathway Service – it offers families access to our facilities, eg multi-sensory room, arts and crafts room, music room, etc, as well as the opportunity to socialise and network with other families.
We also organise short sessions on topics of interest to families, eg Benefits/Self Directed Support, accessible leisure opportunities, etc – topics are chosen by the families/carers.
For more information please contact us:
RNIB Scotland Pathway Service
Toy library and resource base
Tel: 01592 646 015
Email: [email protected]