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Website improvements

21
May
2019

We’ve given our website a makeover to make it easier to find the information you’re looking for. Improvements include: Find what you want quicker with more intuitive, consistent and simplified navigation Get to content in less clicks – hover over the top navigation and get straight to content such as how to foster or volunteer … Continued

Blog: a broader understanding of adversity would lift more children out of poverty

21
May
2019

Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly suggests in this blog that by broadening our understanding of the work around Adverse Childhood Experiences and the root causes of adversity, Scotland could lift more children out of poverty. I recently participated in a panel discussion that followed a screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of … Continued

SallyAnn Kelly

Aberlour Child Care Trust offers free places to Aberdeen Kiltwalkers

17
May
2019

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

Kiltwalkers for Aberlour

Foster Care Fortnight #ChangeAFuture

13
May
2019

At Aberlour, we believe that all children and young people deserve a loving and stable home. A home that supports them to grow and flourish. Today, The Fostering Network have launched their annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign. The campaign showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers throughout the UK. And highlights the need … Continued

Maxine Hawthorn of Aberlour

Call for volunteers across Renfrewshire as children’s charity launches new mentoring programme for vulnerable young people

7
May
2019

Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new mentoring programme in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to provide support and guidance for young people who are young carers or who are living in care, whether they are looked-after at home, staying with foster parents, or living in a residential setting. Aberlour Attain – Renfrewshire will match … Continued

Attain Renfrewshire launch in Paisley High Street for Aberlour

Aberlour’s Top Ten Tips To Improve Your Perinatal Mental Health

3
May
2019

One in three mums and one in ten dads will be affected by perinatal mental illness. Our teams in Forth Valley and East Lothian provide a community-based Perinatal Befriending Service to local mums and dads to help them successfully recover. Our volunteer befrienders not only provide an understanding, non-judgemental ear but they also arm their befriendees … Continued

Scotland is crying out for volunteer perinatal befrienders – can you help?

2
May
2019

To mark maternal mental health awareness week, we are sharing the befriending journeys of some of the mums and families Aberlour has supported through our Perinatal Befriending Support Service. Currently operating in Forth Valley and East Lothian, we provide a vital community-based service for mums and mums-to-be plus their families by matching them with a … Continued

New benefit for low income families welcomed

30
Apr
2019

Families that Aberlour support across Scotland will benefit from a brand new benefit for low income families. The £250 Early Learning Payment is now open for applications for children aged between two to three and a half and can be used for anything from children’s clothes and shoes to toys, books or days out. This payment … Continued

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Aberlour Child Care Trust offer free places to Edinburgh Marathon Festival runners

29
Apr
2019

With a month to go until the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to run for them. Aberlour, a charity working in the Lothians and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Runners who sign up for the … Continued

Joshua Muggleton

Maternal Mental Health Matters Week

29
Apr
2019

There is an expectation from society that motherhood is a perfect and blissful time, but for some families this isn’t the case. It can be a terrifying time for some mothers and fathers; it can be extremely isolating. Perinatal mental illness is a term used to cover all mental health issues during pregnancy and up … Continued

Liz Nolan of Aberlour

Scotland’s Children’s Charity offer free places to Kiltwalkers

11
Apr
2019

With just over two weeks to go until the first Kiltwalk of the year, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them. Aberlour, a charity working across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who walk the Kiltwalk in … Continued

Memorial suggestions sought

4
Apr
2019

Memorial suggestions sought Aberlour would welcome a conversation on how we may best remember the children from Aberlour Orphanage buried in the cemetery at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Our chief executive SallyAnn Kelly has released this statement. “We very much appreciate the sensitivity of this matter. Aberlour Orphanage was established in 1875 and provided a caring home to … Continued

Introducing Children’s Rights

4
Apr
2019

What is the UNCRC? As a human being, you have rights that apply to everyone in the world. These can be found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and are held by all people, no matter how old they happen to be. Children and young people have other rights too. These are listed in … Continued

Improving provision for children in care and care leavers in Scotland

4
Apr
2019

This week Aberlour’s Chief Executive, SallyAnn Kelly, spoke at the Scotland Policy Conference seminar in Edinburgh on the topic of improving provision for children in care and care leavers. She highlighted some of the key challenges facing all those concerned with the care and support of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, recognising that whilst on the … Continued

Calls for urgent cash boost for families as Scotland’s poverty rate rises

28
Mar
2019

Official statistics released today show poverty is continuing to rise in Scotland, with 24% of children (240,000) now living in poverty – an increase of 10,000 from last year. In response, the Give Me Five campaign, supported by senior academics, children’s charities, anti-poverty groups and leaders of Scotland’s Churches have renewed their call for the … Continued

Free Wills Service For Aberlour Supporters

22
Mar
2019

According to research published by unbiased.co.uk last year, roughly 60% of people in the UK don’t have a Will. The figure is even higher in Scotland, with both Glasgow and Edinburgh featuring in the top ten list of major cities in the UK with the highest percentage of adults without a will; 68% of adults … Continued