Aberlour Family Outreach - Dumfries and Galloway

Last updated: 15/06/2022


Aberlour Children’s Charity runs four distinctive family and community services in Dumfries and Galloway:

  • Intensive Family Support Service
  • Families2Gether
  • Smarter2Gether
  • Communities2Gether

Intensive Family Support Service

We help children, young people and families who are struggling to manage the challenges of day to life. The families we work with may be affected by a range of issues, including drug and alcohol use. We support children from birth, and work alongside whole families.

Our family workers spend time with children and families in their own homes, at our local spaces or in other community locations.

We offer relationship based support which builds on existing strengths\interests, helping families find their own solutions and make new community connections.  This might include: offering practical help with school work; supporting family member(s) to attend meetings when necessary; helping to establish family routines and boundaries; building life skills such as healthy eating and cooking on a budget; encouraging participation in Parent and Toddler groups; Book bug activities.


Working in partnership with Dumfries Prison and D&G Alcohol and Drugs Partnership we work with family members who are serving prison sentences of less than four years, those on remand, and those on a Home Detention Curfew.  Support is offered from 12 weeks prior to their release and during the first six months after release. This helps ease the crucial process of integrating back into the family home.


 We work closely with schools to help children and young people who may be anxious about attending school or have a range of different challenges in school.  Our aim is to provide a scaffolding of support which allows children and young people to build confidence, enjoy learning and participate in all aspects of life at home, at school and in the community.


Our newly refurbished community spaces in Stranraer, Dumfries and Annan are open to all, providing a range of benefits:

  • community laundry
  • community clothing
  • Food support through FareShare / Community Fridges
  • Lending library
  • Bookbug sessions
  • Garden space
  • family rooms
  • meeting rooms

Our community space in Dumfries is based within the North West Resource Centre, College Drive, Dumfries.

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday / Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Sunday 10am – 2pm



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Meeting Details

Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: Details in description


Aberlour Family Outreach - Dumfries and Galloway
North West Resource Centre
College Drive

Disabled Access: Not specified


Aberlour Family Outreach Contact
Aberlour Family Outreach - Dumfries and Galloway
North West Resource Centre
College Drive

Tel: 01387 325090
Email: familyoutreachdumfries@aberlour.org.uk