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Aberlour Children’s Charity wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year

Aberlour Children’s Charity is delighted to announce that it won Fundraising Campaign of the Year for its Urgent Assistance Fund at the Third Sector Awards, one of the UK’s most prestigious awards in the charity sector. The 2021 Awards took place on Friday 17th September at a lunchtime reception hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons and … Continued

Aberlour Wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year at Third Sector Awards

Being Brave – change we must…

When the First Minister announced in last week’s Programme for Government a new £500m Whole Family Wellbeing Fund I felt genuinely optimistic about what that will mean for families across Scotland. Too often we have heard warm words from government and policy makers on how we should be supporting families but matched only by tepid … Continued

SallyAnn Kelly, Aberlour CEO

Statement regarding £500m family wellbeing fund

Sally Ann Kelly, Chief Executive, made the following statement regarding today’s announcement about the Scottish Government’s commitment towards a Family Wellbeing Fund. ‘ Aberlour is delighted that today the Scottish Government has committed £500million towards a Family Wellbeing Fund. The publication of the Care Review and The Promise were emotional days for me – they … Continued

SallyAnn Kelly, Aberlour CEO

Charity resumes outdoor play sessions for under 5’s in Aberdeen

Aberlour Children’s Charity is relaunching regular outdoor play sessions for the under 5’s following a surge in demand for access to play in Aberdeen City.   Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour, aims to increase opportunities for children to be healthy and happy, form friendships and learn vital skills from playing outdoors.   This year, … Continued

Join the Aberlour Fostering Family

Aberlour Children’s Charity launches new foster carer recruitment campaign. There are many reasons why a child can no longer live with their own families. Right now, across Scotland there are many children who desperately need a safe, loving home. At Aberlour fostering, we understand just how important families are that’s because we are just like … Continued

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University opens historic charity records for the first time

The University of Stirling is to archive more than a century’s worth of records from Aberlour Children’s Charity – making the historic documents accessible for the first time. The move, which has been enabled by a grant from Archives Revealed, will improve access to historical records for those with direct experience of care and for … Continued

Aberlour Children’s Charity expands services in Glasgow

Aberlour is excited to be opening two brand new services – Aberlour Glasgow Early Intervention Service and Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service this autumn. Aberlour will be working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers to promote the wellbeing of children and young people by offering … Continued

Aberlour Glasgow Family Support Service Expanding

Inspiring new book of lockdown stories written by parents supported by Aberlour

Today marks the launch of “The world stood still but we are still here” written by a group of South Ayrshire parents supported by Aberlour Children’s Charity’s Family Service. The families, many with learning needs, decided to support each other through the uncertainty and isolation of the first national lockdown, by writing a book about … Continued

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Aberlour’s briefing to the Scottish Government on Tackling Drug Related Deaths

At Aberlour we see the impact of drugs and alcohol on children and families every day. Working in communities around the country we support families affected by substance misuse and living with addictions. We deliver a range of trauma-informed services across 26 Scottish Local Authorities, including early intervention and prevention services, such as whole family … Continued

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Expanded Services for Children with a Disability in North East

Aberlour Children’s Charity announces today that services for children and young people with a disability have expanded in Aberdeen City, with the opening of a new short breaks facility to support more local families. The extended service marks the beginning of a unique partnership between Aberlour, Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society, working together … Continued

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More Children and Families in Fife to benefit from new services

Aberlour Children’s Charity has expanded its disability services in Fife with additional new services and purpose-built accommodation to support more children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or more complex needs. These services, opening today in Glenrothes are a triumph for the young people, parents, social work and NHS partners who have been in … Continued

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Barclays Awards Aberlour £100k To Feed Hundreds of Children Living In Poverty

Hundreds of children across Scotland who are living in poverty will receive food, clothing and other essentials in life thanks to Barclays, which has awarded £100,000 from its COVID-19 UK Community Relief Funding to Aberlour Children’s Charity. In April 2020, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and … Continued

Thank you Barclay's for £100,000 donation to help children living in poverty across Scotland

Blog: Stepping up to show the world #WhyWeCare about fostering

Today marks the start of The Fostering Networks’, Foster Care Fortnight. The focus this year is in stepping up to show the world #WhyWeCare about fostering. At Aberlour, we care deeply about providing high-quality care and support within a loving, homely environment where children and young people have a genuine sense of belonging and connection … Continued

Siobhan Carroll, Assistant Director