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Martin Wishart Dinner at Dr Bell’s

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

A Huge Thanks to Martin Wishart And His Team Earlier this year, our then Chair of the Board at Dr Bell’s, Sarah Gunn organised a Fundraising Ceilidh.  Martin Wishart kindly donated a generous raffle prize of a Michelin Star evening’s dinner, for 10 lucky guests and they were served their winning Michelin Star meal last […]


Book Bug

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.

Book Bug Sessions We run weekly Book Bug Sessions at Dr Bell’s What Are Book Bug Sessions They’re fun-filled times of stories, songs and rhymes Who Are Book Bug Sessions For? Children up to 4 years old along with their parents/carers When Are The Book Bug Sessions? Check out our What’s On Page for dates […]


Food Bank Referrals at Dr Bell’s Family Centre

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017.

Are you struggling to provide food for yourself or your family? Whether you are a single person or a family, we can refer you to receive help from a Trussell Trust food bank. How Do I Get A Food Voucher? We will gather some basic information on a form.  This will help to identify the cause […]


Breaking Barriers For Families in Leith Project Launch

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.

Thank you to Everyone Who Attended We could not have hoped for a better turnout for the launch of our project, Breaking Barriers for Families in Leith.  We had MSPs, Councillors, Trustees, Funders, Partners, NHS representatives, and many more supporters.   It just goes to show what great support, interest and need there is for Dr Bell’s Family […]


Breaking Barriers for Families in Leith Project Launch

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.

What is Breaking Barriers for Families in Leith? A project funded by Aspiring Communities Fund, a partnership between the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund.  With support from our partners at Home-Start, MCFB and Edinburgh NE Foodbank, Dr Bell’s will address issues around poverty and inequality experienced by families with young children living in Leith. When […]


Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers – North East Edinburgh, Leith

This entry was posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Hot off the press, and available to download,PACS Booklet NE August 2017 is the latest – for August to December 2017 – a great resource for Parents and Carers of activities and groups in North East Edinburgh. Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers in North East Edinburgh: Leith Craigentinny & Duddingston Portobello & […]


Summer Programme Snaps

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

Summer is here and our summer programme  has been very popular with local families once again. We’ve been on visits to the Almond Valley, Gorgie City Farm and the Yard at Stockbridge and enoyed plenty of arts, crafts and cupcake decorating at the Dr Bell’s centre. Activities have booked up fast but there are still […]


Dr Bell’s Is Hiring

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

We are currently recruiting for two senior roles within our organisation and are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Childcare Team Leader and Centre Manager to join our talented team. The Centre has gained a local and national reputation for its innovative work supporting families with young children in Leith. The Centre supports over 100 people […]


Free Cooking Classes for Single Parents

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

Want to learn how to cook simple, healthy, money-saving recipes for your family alongside other parents? Free cooking classes for single parents are starting Thursday 01 June at Dr Bell’s Family Centre. The course lasts for four weeks and will take place between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Contact Tom Carroll at One Parent Families Scotland for […]


Are you a parent who wants to show support of Dr

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017.

Are you a parent who wants to show support of Dr. Bells Family Centre? We are launching a fundraising appeal and would like to welcome parents and children to help us launch the appeal. If you’re available on Monday 23rd January in the afternoon please e-mail Fiona@dbfc.org.uk for further information. Limited spaces and by invitation only.