Muirhead Outreach Project

Helping children and families to draw on their strengths and stay together.

Muirhead Outreach Project

The Muirhead Outreach Project works with young people and their families in Glenrothes and Levenmouth.  The overall aim of the charity is to prevent children from being taken into care by giving children and families a sense of belonging, a sense of achievement and a realisation that life can be good.   The families are supported through face to face work over an 8-week period, youth clubs, parent groups and holiday clubs.

The charity also provides access to a holiday caravan to give families the opportunity to have a much-needed holiday together.   The families can look forward to having outings and new experiences to help build confidence.   The Weir Charitable Trust is delighted to support the work of the project in 2020 by funding essential repairs to their caravan.  

Last year some of parents said it was their only chance for a holiday. For them it meant:

“Spending time away from mundane chores. Quality time with just daughter and I without distractions. 100% 1-1 time”

“Kids look forward to it every year. They are happy there.”

“We were able to spend time as a family. Kids played games and watched films together instead of isolating themselves in bedrooms.”

“Stress free, worry free kids. Had fun and made family time.”

“[It means] Everything. I got to take my kids away to a beautiful place where we could be together and with my grandbaby. I can’t thank Muirhead enough for our family break it was a real treat.”

“Really, really appreciate the use of it and the opportunity for me to spend time just being mum.”

Muirhead Outreach Project’s Charity Development Officer, Janine Norris said “The impact that the recent COVID-19 crisis will have in the future is immeasurable at the moment but we know that there will be more families who will be affected by unemployment, mental health and the breakdown of relationships.  The Muirhead Outreach Project will be ready and accepting referrals as soon as it is safe to do with the help of the generous donation made”.