Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 21 October 2019

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In recognition of the invaluable contribution that young carers make to society the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Ms Somerville MSP, has announced that Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 8am on Monday 21 October 2019. The Young Carer Grant is a new yearly cash payment of £300 […]

City to hail care experienced young people during week-long celebration

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A special celebration event will be the centrepiece of Aberdeen’s activities marking the Scotland-wide Care Experienced Week later this month. The brainchild of Scottish charity Who Cares? Scotland, the annual weekly celebration which runs from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October encourages children and young people with current care experience, as well as people who […]

School pupils craft Union Terrace Gardens vision

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Youngsters have been sharing their vision of the city centre as part of community project to mark the start of the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG). Third Year pupils at Harlaw Academy were asked to model new elements of the park. The £25.7 million Aberdeen City Council project will deliver pavilions, elevated walkways, event space and play […]

Aberdeen City Council consults with parents and carers over the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

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Aberdeen City Council has launched a consultation on the future of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provision in the city, starting from Friday, 27 September, 2019. The Council would like to hear from parents, carers and potential parents on the plans to extend the current provision from 600 to 1140 hours in August 2020 for […]

Aberdeen to further expand nursery provision

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The second phase of a £23 million programme to provide hundreds of new nursery places in Aberdeen was approved today. Aberdeen City Council is committed to expanding the provision of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) from 600 hours to 1,140 hours by 2020. The aim is to support children’s educational development and to help close the poverty-related […]

Union Street schools project shortlisted for prestigious planning award

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A project that saw conservation planners working with school children to produce shopfront designs for Union Street has been shortlisted for a second national award. The Aberdeen City Council – Union Street CARS – Schools Shopfront Design Project has been named as a finalist in the “People” category at the Scottish Government’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning. The […]