A WEE COUNTY initiative has received a massive boost in funding from the Scottish Government.

The Clackmannanshire Family Wellbeing Partnership has been awarded £500,000 from the government and the Hunter Foundation, key organisations who already fund the partnership.

This money is intended to fund a learning partner to work alongside the FWP to capture and share the learning of the transformation.

The Clacks partnership has reported such success that it is being shared across the country, paving the way in reforming how public services are designed and delivered to communities.

Ellen Forson, council leader, said: “The Family Wellbeing Partnership is a way of working that recognises that the best solutions to some of the challenges that our communities face, including child poverty, come from within communities themselves.

“Work must continue with our residents in their own communities, after all, no-one knows their areas better than the people who live and work there.

“We must continue to give these groups a voice, and a chance to make a real difference to their communities and Clackmannanshire as a whole.”

The focus of the Clackmannanshire Family Wellbeing Partnership is on services that are designed for people, making a difference to their lives and making it simpler to access relevant services and supports.

One such example is the Child Wellbeing Partnership, which provides food and wrap around childcare to more than 100 children in Alloa South East throughout the school year and holidays.

Families who make use of this service are also signposted to other services which can help them.