First Step

Working Together

First Step Community Project

“Working together to secure a better future for families”

Christmas Essentials

We understand that this year has been tough for many families and we are keen to support where we can by providing:

  • Christmas Presents for the children

  • Children's Winter clothing

  • Christmas food

  • Toiletry essentials

A referral form can be downloaded using the button below and returned by the 25th November.

Who We are

First Step is a community project for families with young children which is based in the Musselburgh East housing estate. We are an independent Voluntary Organisation funded by East Lothian Council and other funding bodies.

First Step was set up in 1990 by a group of local parents who wanted somewhere safe and comfortable where they could meet and their children could play. The continued involvement of families and the local community in all aspects of First Step has been key to its success. The project has developed its services to meet local needs, while continuing to be managed by a community led management committee and employing a staff team to support local families.

Our Aim

First Step aims to provide opportunities for local families with young children to make positive choices in their lives by providing supportive centre-based and outreach activities which encourage parents and children to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills.

What we provide

First Step takes a holistic approach to working with local families by offering the following services and activities:

What you can do for us

Support our project by becoming a member of First Step and getting involved in:

Become a member of First Step

We ask you to pay £10 to become a Member of First Step to access our services for one year. This also entitles you to have a say in shaping the project and an invite to our Annual General Meeting. Please talk to a member of staff if you have difficulty in making this one-off payment to arrange a payment plan. We will not turn someone away from our service due to financial hardship:

Download our membership form here

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