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Useful organisations


    Aberlour Children’s Charity helps disadvantaged children and families in Scotland have a brighter future.  Our support runs the length and breadth of Scotland because not all children are born with an equal chance. We are there for Scotland’s hidden children when others let them down because every child deserves the chance to flourish. We offer a range of services across Scotland.  These offer practical and emotional care and support, including:
    • Residential and Fostering care for children unable to live with their families.
    • Recovery help for families effected by addiction.
    • Early years support by lighting the load for families that need extra help raising their young children.
    • We ensure children with a disability get the right care and support they need.
    • We offer an Urgent Assistance Fund to help families struggling to provide food, heating and clothing for their children.

    Telephone : 0800 085 6150
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    Achievement Bute

    Achievement Bute is a families-led voluntary organisation which provides a wide range of inclusive activities for all children and young people on Bute. We were set up by parents of children with disabilities in 1998 who wanted to make sure that all young people could be fully included in activities in their local community. For more information please visit,
    Telephone : 01700 505558
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    Adoption UK – Scotland Office

    Adoption UK in Scotland provides information, support and advice to those parenting children who are no longer able to live with their birth families, across Scotland. Their services are provided through their helpline, online support systems, training workshops and support groups. Helpline is open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm (0300 666 0006)
    Telephone : 0131 202 3670
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    AIMS Advocacy

    AIMS Advocacy works with people from North Ayrshire over the age of 16 years old who require independent advocacy and who are eligible to receive a community care service. This includes people who experience mental ill health or disabilities. We offer advocacy support in the community as well as hospital settings.
    Telephone : 01294 608663
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    ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)

    ALISS is a national digital programme enabling people and professionals to find and share information on resources, services, groups, and support in their local communities and online. ALISS can help you find information about resources like:
    • services that provide support for managing long term conditions
    • groups that support social and community connection (e.g., local choirs, book groups, befriending)
    • activities that offer opportunities for getting more active and for getting outdoors (e.g., badminton clubs, community gardens)
    • practical, legal, and financial support (e.g., money advice, advocacy services)
    • digital technology that can support health and social care (e.g., online forums, health related mobile apps).
    ALISS’s aim is to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the right information, at the right time, about resources that are available to help them live well and stay connected to their community.
    Telephone : 0141 404 0231
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