Tag Archives: Parents

Funding for special grants


EastRenCarers have been awarded £2000 to support families during this difficult time  and Russell McMillan has agreed to match fund this.

There are approx 26 – 30 grants available with a maximum of £300 for things like outdoor play equipment, laptops & tablets, tv subscriptions etc.


Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund

Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund, a source of financial support for anyone experiencing hardship at this time.  With the news that schools are due to close from Friday, more families may struggle with the extra costs of feeding their families. The fund is to support anyone under the age of 21, and is available to support parents with children at home.

It’s accessed by application via a sponsor (a professional who knows the beneficiary, who makes the application. A WCS worker can do this).

Awards are typically £150-£200 and are for tangible items for those in crisis such as food, nappies, baby formula, electricity cards – etc

** Please note, although the form states that it requires to be printed and signed, in light of home working arrangements, Aberlour will accept these by email, without a signature. Just type your name into the field instead.**

Applications are currently being fast tracked with funds being released within a few days. Details on how to apply, and the form to use is here https://www.aberlour.org.uk/service-category/urgent-assistance-fund/

If you are making an application, please let me know and I can provide the bank details. Please make sure to mention Who Cares? Scotland on the application as those administering the fund are keen to support the Care Experienced community in particular.

Important message – School Closure

Please see below a message from East Renfrewshire Council re the upcoming school closure .

Following the announcement from Scottish Government we are awaiting clarification of what that means for IMS.

The Scottish Government has announced schools and nurseries across Scotland will close at the end of the school day this Friday (20 March) – we are working on plans to put in place to support families and will announce these as soon as we can.


Young Carers Awareness Day showcase event at  St Luke’s High School  on Thursday 30th January 2020 from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

This event raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers & campaigns for greater support for young carers.
#CountMeIn #YoungCarersAwarenessDay

Clicker 7

Thank you to Carolyn from Crick software for the Parents’ webinar today on using Clicker 7 to support literacy skills.

Here are some of the resources and training  links that were mentioned.


Short summary video giving overview of Clicker 7 (5mins) –
Clicker Overview 

Short videos showing how to use the individual Clicker features covered
90 second training materials 

PDF version of printed Clicker Guide – free to download
How to Guide

Online webinars covering how Clicker 7 works (30-45min video)
Training Webinar