Making it Work for parents with children under five

Are you a parent with children under five years of age?  Are you needing extra help and support?  Then Making It Work may be the answer.

MiW are established throughout Edinburgh city and assist parents with a wide range of issues, problems and concerns and signpost onto appropriate services along the way. This lottery funded project has outreach workers covering the city, your local contact for the East of Edinburgh is Laura Donnelly, whose contact details you will find at the bottom of this article. So if you want more information about what Making it Work can do for you – just get in contact with Laura.


Making it Work Edinburgh

Making it Work is a city wide project aimed to support unemployed lone parents whose youngest child is under 5.

What can we offer?

One-to-one appointments giving support, guidance and signposting:


  • Money and benefits
  • Health
  • Confidence building
  • Childcare
  • Exploring directions and choices
  • Family fun days and events
  • Employability skills
  • Volunteering
  • Link in to local services and information
  • Education and training



What is it?

Development Workers will work on a one to one basis on long term engagements with individuals. The development worker will act as a key worker engaging and supporting individuals, but also using local services and agencies for specific specialist advice and building networks with the individual.


What Making it Work parents say about us?


“A huge Thanks to Making it Work, has been the best service and still is! Staff are so friendly and helpful! I’m glad I chose to work with them as I have now been accepted for Edinburgh College and couldn’t have done it without the help from Making it Work.”


“love this service very friendly and supportive people”


Please see our Facebook page for more information on our service and the work we do around the city by clicking here.


For more information contact your local Development Worker:

Laura Donnelly, Greengables Family Centre, 8A Niddrie House Gardens. East/South, 07889 541437

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