The Cottage Family Centre was established in 1987. The focus of the work at the Centre is to provide a range of support to those families and individuals within family units who are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of factors such as poverty, unemployment, poor housing, relationship breakdown, drug and alcohol problems and health related issues.
Following significant efforts in fund raising, the Cottage completed the construction of a purpose built Centre and moved there in 2005.
The Cottage Family Centre is located in the Templehall area of West Kirkcaldy. The Templehall area appears in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2006 as an area which is in the top 5% most deprived areas in Scotland for overall multiple deprivation.
From the SIMD findings, the Templehall area, along with other surrounding areas, is reported as:
In order to deliver a holistic but focused service, the Cottage delivers a range of services to families.
The main services funded by Fife Council include:
However, in addition to these, as stated above, the Cottage operates a range of other initiatives and activities which complement and support their main business functions which are funded separately. These include: