Aberlour Lifeworks – Fife

Overview

Aberlour Lifeworks Fife focuses on raising the attainment of looked after at home young people or those in Kinship care.

We provide practical and emotional support to young people aged 11 to 18 years looked after at home or in Kinship care. The young people in our care may find mainstream education settings difficult, or be at risk of exclusion.

The need for intervention is clear, with only 7% of care experienced young people moving on to higher education. Also, nine months after leaving school, 30% of care experienced young people classified as NEET.

By ensuring personalised support, and a commitment to collaborative working, we empower looked after at home young people to be aspirational, to build confidence and self-esteem; to build a future.

We seek to raise attainment outcomes through:

  • Educational improvements: changing attitudes towards school, raising aspirations, encouraging better behaviour and attendance in school
  • Behavioural improvements: helping young people cope with their emotions, thinking through problems and reducing anxiety
  • Relationship improvements: assisting young people in developing relationships, so they can see other people from a new perspective

We work with local partners to ensure a whole systems approach. These include:

  • Educational Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • CAMHS
  • Family and Community Support Teams
  • Young People’s Team
  • Schools
  • Colleges and Employer representatives
  • Skills Development Scotland

Do you know a young person who could benefit from our support?

To make a referral, please call Fife Council Advice Line on 01592 472 832.

Contact Details

Aberlour LifeWorks – Fife
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street
Kirkcaldy

KY1 1TE

lifeworksfife@aberlour.org.uk

(01592) 591500