Aberdeenshire Council Live Life Essentials (Posted 11/11/2022)
Aberdeenshire Council Live Life Essentials is a new package of support, highlighting the many free services available to people and families across Aberdeenshire, to help save money and support health and well-being.
Through Live Life Essentials, people can access, for free, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, Wi-Fi, mobile device charging, showers in leisure venues and use computers to access the internet, send emails, create word documents, etc.
For further details please see Live Life Essentials – Live, Life Aberdeenshire (livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk)
Financial support for families (posted 9/11/2022)
See Aberdeenshire Council website for a range of cost of living supports – Cost of living crisis – Aberdeenshire Council
For support and advice on energy, SCARF can provide and offer support energy advice and information Scarf
South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau hold weekly appointments for advice on a wide range of issues here in Aboyne at the business centre by appointment (only Thursdays)
Financial support for families (posted 24/10/2022)
In these challenging financial times, this leaflet details support which may be available for families – Worried About Money Leaflet
This leaflet can be accessed and printed in a range of languages by following this link: Aberdeenshire – Worried about Money? (worryingaboutmoney.co.uk)
CAP Debt Centre (posted 6/9/2022)
CAP debt centres, as well as offering debt advice, give budgeting advice, debt management, creditor negotiations, insolvency services and befriending. To make an appointment, clients phone a centralised freephone number 0800 328 0006, where our new inquiries team will book an appointment with the local CAP debt coach.
Please feel free to recommend us to anyone you meet who needs help with their debt.
CAP’s website which gives much more detail is at https://capuk.org/money-and-debt-advice
Whole Family Wellbeing Fund Information (posted 1/6/2022)
Information on Benefits and Grants can be found on Aberdeenshire Council website https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/
Aberdeenshire Educational Trust Grant Information and application form – click here
Free School Meals – https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/free-school-meals/
Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) – https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/assistance/ema/
The Alexander W Davie Educational Trust
If they are eligible, some pupils may benefit from The Alexander W Davie Educational Trust. This can provide support for any aspect of education from course and trip costs to more significant costs.
Further information on the Trust and eligibility is available from http://davie-trust.org/ or from Miss Easton, Depute Head Teacher (Acting).