Aberlour Lifeworks – Fife

Overview

Aberlour Lifeworks Fife is focused 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 who are looked after at home or in Kinship care, who may be finding mainstream education settings difficult; or may be at risk of exclusion.

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

By ensuring support is personalised, and with 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 and encouraging better behaviour and attendance at school
  • Behavioural improvements: helping young people cope with their emotions, thinking through problems and reducing anxiety
  • Relationship improvements: helping young people develop relationships, helping them to see other people from a new perspective

We work with local partners including Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, CAMHS, Family and Community Support Teams, Young People’s Team, Schools, Colleges and Employer representatives, Skills Development Scotland, to ensure a whole systems approach.

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