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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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More Children and Families in Fife to benefit from new services

26
May
2021

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

children at Rainbow Heart cottage, Fife

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

25
May
2021

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

10
May
2021

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

Aberlour shortlisted for Charity Awards

7
May
2021

We are delighted to announce that we have made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. Aberlour has been shortlisted in the Children and Youth Award for our Sustain Intensive Family Support service, which aims to keep children living at home with their families … Continued

Blog: Backing Families Must Be at The Heart of Renewal

4
May
2021

This week Scotland will elect a new parliament. Whoever wins, recovery from the pandemic will be top of the next First Minister’s in tray. Recovery is a central plank of all the manifesto commitments made during the election campaign. But what does this mean in practice? What does the next Scottish Government need to do … Continued

Backing families must be at the heart of renewal