Clyde Gateway is the enabling organisation whose project using the ACF – the Supporting Families project – involves a collaboration of delivery partners in and around Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. The project aims to support a minimum of 150 children (ages 5 upward) to access subsidised or free OSC, combined with family support services relating to their families’ general wellbeing and access to other publicly-funded services, eg. fuel and food vouchers, as well as employability and leisure opportunities.
The partners involved are One Parent Families Scotland. South Lanarkshire Council Education, and South Lanarkshire Council Leisure and Culture.
Clyde Gateway is providing some match funding into the ACF project to fund a Family Support worker to liaise with the families referred into the project, including young children in transition from nursery into P1. The test of change for this project relates to wrapping discrete services, provided by individual partner agencies, around the family so that support feels integrated and full to that family.