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Useful organisations

    Sleep Scotland

    As a leading provider of Sleep Scotland work with professionals, families and employers to promote healthy sleep for everyone.  Their trained sleep counsellors provide help for parents, carers and other family members, offering advice and support on good sleep practices for all children aged over 18 months living in Scotland. Teenagers can also contact them directly  
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    Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

    Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland is the only specialist charity to provide a lifetime commitment of dedicated support services, family groups, training and projects for everyone affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus across Scotland. The charity also provides advocacy to parents of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
    Telephone : 03455 211 811
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    The Action Group

    The Action Group is about no barriers for people with a learning disability and individuals who have a learning disability and other support needs. It is about changing lives for the better, and making sure that everyone gets the chance to live their life to its fullest potential. We see the unique person in all of our users – your dreams, your desires, and your aspirations – and try our best to help. We also provide a high standard of support in personal care, in helping people with complex health needs, and in assisting people with complex medical conditions.  
    Telephone : 0131 475 2315
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    The National Autistic Society – Highland Information Service

    The National Autistic Society has a specialised information service for parents and carers of a young person in education (and transition from education) in the Highlands. The service can provide one-to-one support, information about local events, and general information about autism. There are regular coffee mornings/information sessions for local families held at The Pines in Inverness, and families can also access a free library about autism which includes sensory items for loan.
    Telephone : 07731 982706
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    The Speech Language Communication Company (SLCo)

    The Speech Language Communication Company aims to help develop speech and language for children and young people – making sure every child can access quality support when they need it; support families: children, parents, carers, siblings, grandparents –  making sure everyone gains confidence, opportunities and key skills; and, promote the rights and social inclusion of children  – making sure families are informed and included.
    Telephone : 01382 250060 / 07580 022151
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    Thriving Families – Improving the lives of families in the Highlands

    Thriving Families (formerly Chip+) is funded by the Highland Council to provide an independent information, advice and support service for families with children (up to age 25) with additional support needs, and the professionals working with them.
    Telephone : 07514 120288
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    Versus Arthritis Scotland

    Versus Arthritis in Scotland provide support to 10 – 25 year olds with arthritis or related conditions via two projects. One called Take Control for 10 – 18 year olds and one called Joint Potential for 16 – 25 year olds. Both offer completely free workshops, including covering travel costs, and residential events which help young people to manage their condition better and build confidence and resilience. We deliver events across the country and they are open to anyone. We also provide support in some rheumatology clinics across Scotland. To find out more about our events in Scotland email To find out more about your condition and medication visit our website and try out our virtual assistant at If you want to speak to someone about your condition or about how it is making you feel, you can contact our helpline 9am – 8pm at 0800 5200 520.
    Telephone : 0141 954 7776
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