Aberlour news

Our door to door fundraisers could be visiting you!

As part of our new campaign, a bad start shouldn’t mean a bad end, door to door fundraisers will be working across Scotland over the coming months so you might receive a visit from them. We are working with a company called Appco UK whose fundraisers will be visiting homes around Scotland to tell you … Continued

our response to the Scottish Parliament passing the equal protection bill

SallyAnn Kelly, CEO of Aberlour, said: “Aberlour is delighted that today the Scottish Parliament has outlawed the physical punishment of children by passing the Equal Protection Bill into law, ensuring children in Scotland will now have the same protection from assault as adults. This is an historic day for our children and one further step … Continued

Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly

Aberlour News – Autumn edition out now

The Autumn 2019 edition of Aberlour news is now out, packed with stories of how our supporters are enabling Aberlour to help children and young people across Scotland. >> Read Aberlour News now (pdf) We cover our new campaign that unveils shocking new research, finding that young people growing up in Scotland’s most deprived communities … Continued

New campaign launches: A bad start shouldn’t mean a bad end

New research commissioned by Aberlour Child Care Trust has found that people from Scotland’s most deprived communities are three times more likely to die before they reach their 25th birthday. The research was carried out by Dr Morag Treanor, Professor of Child and Family Inequalities at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, and is the first to focus … Continued

MSPs outside scottish parliament back Aberlour's new campaign

Our head office is moving

After 50 years at 36 Park Terrace, Stirling, Aberlour has moved to a new charity hub located near Stirling train station. Our new address is Aberlour Child Care Trust, Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ. Our phone numbers are unchanged. Any mail sent to Park Terrace will be redirected. Speaking about the move, Aberlour’s … Continued

Children flourish thanks to gifts left in wills

Thanks to a generous gift left in the will of one of our amazing supporters, disabled children across Scotland can experience life to the full. “I have never been bored. I don’t want to go home” – says Corey, a 13-year old boy with autism and anxiety issues. He has just enjoyed his first weekend … Continued

Corey, Aberlour Options Adventures

Children and Young People’s rights celebrated at Aberlour Jamboree

More than forty young people from across Aberlour services have spent a soggy yet hugely enjoyable weekend away in rural Perthshire for the annual Aberlour Jamboree. For many, it was their first chance to leave their hometown and enjoy a holiday. This annual event is designed and planned over several months by Aberlour young people … Continued

Health Minister visits Aberlour Perinatal Mental Health befriending service

New mums at risk of poor mental health will be given access to increased support including counselling and befriending services. The rollout is part of a £50 million Scottish Government investment in mental health services for new mums, babies and young children announced by the First Minister earlier this year. An initial £1 million will … Continued

Together members call for ‘gold standard’ model of UNCRC incorporation

“As an organisation that has children’s rights at the heart of the work we do every day with children, young people and families, Aberlour is committed to supporting, promoting and protecting children’s rights. We welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to legislating to incorporate the UNCRC and believe the only way to do this, to ensure … Continued

Is it possible to put love at the heart of the state care system?

On Sunday, 25th August 2019, our Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly and Rosie Moore, Co-Chair of the Care Review Love Group, joined Sally Magnusson on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss the need for love in the care system. This is something which Aberlour has been championing in our own residential homes. SallyAnn commented: “I encourage our … Continued

Charity offers free places to Edinburgh Kiltwalkers

With just over a month to go until Edinburgh’s Kiltwalk, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them. Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity working in Edinburgh and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who sign up … Continued

aberlour options (residential) – fife, Kiltwalk

Over 1,500 Aberdeen locals help charity celebrate National Playday 2019

Last week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) the Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, celebrated National Playday in style with over 1,500 visitors at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. This year’s event focused on the Playday 2019 theme – Play Builds Children – highlighting the many ways play is good for … Continued

National Playday 2019, Aberdeen Play Forum

Glasgow Kids Excel At Tinto Sports Club

Summer holidays can be a stressful time for families with children complaining of boredom. At its extreme, some communities can be plagued by a rise in anti-social behaviour. To counteract this, children in Glasgow have been enjoying a free holiday sports club thanks to one charity. The Tinto summer sports club, run by Aberlour Child … Continued

Brian & Dylan, Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Tinto Sports Club

Play in the Park: Aberdeen kids set to enjoy bumper fun day

Next week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, host their largest of event of the year for local children in celebration of every child’s right to play. Playday is a national event, now in its 32nd year, which takes place across the UK to … Continued

Aberdeen Play Forum, National Playday

Govan Youngsters Serve Up a Treat for Local Residents

Elderly residents in Govan were treated to a special afternoon by local teenagers. The spectacular event which brought together young and old was organised by Aberlour Child Care Trust and local housing associations. Recently Aberlour Child Care Trust enabled the young people supported by their Family Support Service in Glasgow to host an intergenerational afternoon … Continued

Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Govan Afternoon Tea

Blog: The School Holidays Are A Struggle For Many Of Scotland’s Families

The school summer holidays are well underway in Scotland, however, for many families across the country this can be far from a sun-and-fun filled 6 weeks of blissful family time. Many of the families we support up and down the country live within fine margins between managing their income and struggling financially. The school summer … Continued

Liz Nolan of Aberlour