Aberlour Family Support Service – Glasgow

Overview

The Aberlour Family Support Service help some of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families living in Glasgow. 

Working on individually, and in groups, we help young people and families by:

  • Reducing isolation
  • Encouraging engagement with their communities
  • Building resilience
  • Promoting positive health and well being.

How do we support families?

  • At home: we help improve the life chances of families and boost their confidence, well being and resilience. For instance, through practical, emotional and therapeutic means. 
  • In school: we enable children and young people to reach their potential. For example, helping to improve their attainment.
  • Within the community: we reach out to children and young people who are being missed by other services. For example, by meeting them on their territory – the streets. 
  • Additionally, we support families experiencing or at risk of homelessness assisting them in finding suitable housing solutions.

Our Projects

Govan Youth Connectors Project 

Through a relationship-based approach, we overcome equality issues surrounding access to support services. We empower children, young people and families to become involved in the local community and develop their capacity through volunteering opportunities. In addition, we provide young people and families in Govan with better solutions, building community support, and chance to deliver transformational change. Funded by The Aspiring Communities Fund, the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Scottish Government.

Youth Connectors Project Leaflet

The Bridges Partnership

In partnership with Shelter Scotland, the service helps mothers and their children living in the North-West and South Glasgow area, who are or who have been affected by domestic abuse.

The Bridges Partnership Leaflet

Pupil Attainment

This project, funded by the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equality Fund (PEF), assists families in primary schools within the North-West Glasgow area. Focusing on health and well being above all, the project aims to improve the educational attainment of children within our services.

Our Journey Home

Our Journey Home is a new approach to preventing children and families in the South of Glasgow from becoming or remaining homeless. We provide this project in partnership with Shelter Scotland and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Our Journey Home Leaflet

Youthpoint

Youthpoint engages with children and young people in their local area either on the streets or at our weekly youth clubs. At our clubs, we carry out group work to facilitate building positive relationships, resilience and community engagement. We also host school holiday programmes to keep children and young people off the streets. 

Contact Details

Aberlour Glasgow Family Support Service
1st Floor
Southside House
135 Fifty Pitches Road
Glasgow

G51 4EB

glasgowfamilysupport@aberlour.org.uk

0141 260 9180