The council is investing £100,000 in family activities over the summer

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Children and young people in WEE COUNTY from low-income families benefit from £100,000 of targeted activities during the school holidays.

Clackmannanshire Council said it was investing the money to provide high quality childcare in what is its most comprehensive summer wellness program to date.

Activities which include sports, arts, creative therapies, camping, games, outings and family events are offered by established community partners and municipal services and include food as well as household support which is particularly affected by poverty.

Wee County Schools have nominated children and young people to attend the summer events and the partners have also allocated spaces for the events through their own contacts.

The program is part of the Clackmannanshire Family Wellbeing Partnership, which focuses on improving the wellbeing and capabilities of families and young people, working with them to support what matters to them.

Funding has also been released by the council to provide direct payments to targeted families to self-manage their summer holidays and food plans.

The local authority explained that this approach was transformative last year and families used the funding creatively and collaboratively to great effect.

The range of activities offered to children and young people with additional support needs has been expanded to ensure that the summer program is increasingly inclusive.

A group of parents and council staff have also formed the partnership-supported No Exceptions project group to explore how best to support out-of-school provision for children and young people with profound and complex needs.

The council said plans have been strengthened through workshops with The Lens and that these “intrapreneurs” are working closely with Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) to co-create a sustainable model of after-school opportunities.

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