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Back to School Top Tips from Aberlour Foster Carer, Lynda

19
Oct
2021

Lynda has been an Aberlour Foster Carer since Dylan* joined her family when he was eight year’s old. Dylan didn’t see school as a safe place. School made him feel very anxious and he would hide under tables. He has really heightened senses meaning the smell of school, school colours and uniform would really upset … Continued

Lynda, Aberlour Foster Carer

Our AbJam Experience

12
Oct
2021

“Inspiration”, “Creative”, “Whirlwind of Emotion”, “Fantastic”, “Nerve wracking”, “ Fun” – just a few words that our AbJam Young Planners used to describe how they felt about planning AbJam 2021! In January 2021, a group of eight amazing young people from Aberlour services across the country got together to plan AbJam 2021. AbJam is a … Continued

Challenge Poverty Week 2021: Juliet’s* story

8
Oct
2021

Juliet lives with her partner and three children. She works in a supermarket and so was a key worker during the COVID-19 lockdown. At the start of the pandemic, her husband lost his job and so she became the only worker in the family. She says they were struggling and it was her son’s guidance … Continued

Aberlour Children’s Charity wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year

20
Sep
2021

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…

16
Sep
2021

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

7
Sep
2021

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

2
Sep
2021

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

1
Sep
2021

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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‘Do the right thing and double the Scottish Child Payment now’ civil society coalition tells First Minister

18
Aug
2021

A coalition of 120 anti-poverty organisations, children’s charities, community groups, think tanks, trade unions, faith groups and academics have today written to the First Minister urging her to “do the right thing” by using the upcoming Programme for Government to commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment in this year’s budget, the £10 per week … Continued

University opens historic charity records for the first time

10
Aug
2021

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

21
Jul
2021

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

8
Jul
2021

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

17
Jun
2021

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

16
Jun
2021

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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