Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald has welcomes the news that a family centre at Polmont young offenders institution is among 20 projects awarded a share of £6 million.

The funding comes from the £18 million allocated from the Early Years Change Fund last year. Today’s allocations will help Scottish charities work with councils to support families who need extra help including access to out of hours support and parenting advice.

Mr MacDonald said:

“This funding will be establishing a Falkirk Early Intervention Team to help children and families by supporting them to make better use of services.

“The Scottish Government wants Scottish families to have the help they need but we know that some families need more direct support.

“The funding shows how decisions taken in Scotland are giving Scottish families the help they need. It will also help harness the expertise of those working in charities to help the councils deliver for families and maximise Scotland’s future economic prosperity.”

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