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Amy Barclay, CLD worker Elaine Strachan, Ellen Thom and Debbie Reid of Mearns Allsorts.

Amy Barclay, CLD worker Elaine Strachan, Ellen Thom and Debbie Reid of Mearns Allsorts.

A new Mearns group which has been set up for families that include children with special needs is reaching out to potential new members.

Mearns Allsorts has been set up by Laurencekirk mums Amy Barclay, Debbie Reid and Ellen Thom, alongside Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development worker, Elaine Strachan.

Their aim is to provide a network of support for families whose children have any kind of additional support needs.

They meet at Mearns Community Centre, and can offer a place to bring their children for a safe environment to learn and play, while also giving information and advice to parents.

Founding member Amy said: “It is really all sorts of activities, for all sorts of families, with all sorts of needs, which is why we’re called Mearns Allsorts! t is important to stress it is for diagnosed or undiagnosed special needs. We felt that there are a lot of families out there who might feel isolated, and we can help, whether it’s for the children, or access to resources for the parents.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about the group can email mearnsallsorts@mail.com, or phone Debbie Reid on (01561) 340213.

You can also find the group on Facebook by searching for ‘Mearns Allsorts’.

 

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