Aberlour news

Children’s charity partnership launch innovative learning tool to help others

A UNIQUE partnership project that supports families on the brink of crisis, has launched a tool to support other organisations to learn from its success. Dundee Early Intervention Team (DEIT) worked with Iriss (www.iriss.org.uk), a charitable organisation that supports the Scottish social services sector to make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and … Continued

Young chefs cook up a storm as part of unique festive community project

A TEAM of teenage cooks have served up Christmas lunch with a difference in Govan. The young people, all aged 13-16, have been taking part in a project organised by two charities working in partnership, Aberlour and Street Cones. Today [Dec14], after two months of cookery lessons, the group – known as the ‘Storm Cookers’ … Continued

Aberlour Honoured for Procurement Excellence  

  Aberlour Child Care Trust has been honoured alongside the Scottish procurement elite at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2017/18, held at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 25 October 2017.   Hosted by BiP Solutions Ltd, the GO Awards are the UK’s premier procurement awards, with annual ceremonies … Continued

Blog Post by SallyAnn Kelly, CEO

At Aberlour we work with vulnerable children and families across Scotland for a variety of reasons. It could be as a result of poor mental health, low educational attainment, children at risk of being taken into care or issues around dependency. So often there is one recurring, and near universal, theme in the lives of … Continued

Urgent Assistance Fund Update

Aberlour administers an Urgent Assistance Fund, which awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 16 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship. Over the last year, we’ve had requests for basic items such as pram and cot bedding, single beds, microwaves, Moses baskets, children’s clothing and shoes and sensory … Continued

Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire receives £150,000 in lottery funding

A GROUND-BREAKING project which helps adults with learning disabilities to become better parents, has received a National Lottery Award of £150,000, from The Big Lottery Fund. Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire was awarded the funds for its work helping parents to increase their skills and self-confidence in taking care of their children. Service Manager … Continued

Charity Walk for Peace – A benefiting Response to Extremists by Muslims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is “Love for all, hatred for none” has been promoting the true teachings of Islam by organising many peace events and charity walks to raise funds for the needy, poor, sick and vulnerable members of society.  This has been a  powerful counter-narrative to extremists that are often in the … Continued

Sir Alex Ferguson meets Aberlour’s young people on visit to Govan

Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed teenagers from Aberlour’s Youthpoint service for helping revive his old neighbourhood. The football legend returned to a hero’s welcome in Glasgow’s Govan, where he grew up, to open a refurbished walkway on the banks of the Clyde. Five young people from Youthpoint helped with the refurbishment of the riverside route … Continued

Sir Alex Ferguson meets young people from Aberlour Youthpoint

A letter from Australia

The team at Aberlour were delighted to receive a letter from Helen Yates from Australia. She shared with us her family’s experience with Aberlour Orphanage, established in 1875 in Charlestoun, Aberlour. You can read her letter below:   “This donation is in memory of my father, Donald Yates, who died earlier this year. Dad’s mother … Continued

65 Early Learning and Childcare Practitioners Achieve Qualifications

Aberlour Futures, an SQA Accredited Centre providing Vocational Qualifications and Training for the Early Learning and Childcare workforce in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, has enabled 65 Early Learning and Childcare practitioners to achieve childcare qualifications. The learners were presented with awards in Skills for work Early Education and Childcare National 5 in Social Services and … Continued

Aberlour launches new residential services for children in the Highlands

THREE children’s houses have opened in the Highlands as part of a new drive to protect some of Scotland’s most vulnerable youngsters. Leading children’s charity Aberlour has opened houses in Inverness and Fort William, and a third property in Tain will begin welcoming children in the coming weeks. Each house provides a home to five … Continued

Aberlour News Summer 2017

Our summer newsletter is now out! We’re pleased to bring you the latest edition of the newsletter, packed with stories from our services across Scotland. This issue has an update from our fostering service and how you can get involved. You’ll also read more about our work with new mothers and babies. Finally, the newsletter is full of … Continued

Aberlour Summer Newsletter