Stepping Stones for Families

Stepping Stones for Families

Sustaining Positive Change

for Children & Families

For nearly thirty years, Stepping Stones for Families has worked alongside children, young people and families to give them support, opportunities and a voice in tackling the effects of poverty and disadvantage in their lives. 

Welcome from Isobel Lawson, our CEO

April – the month of renewal, fresh starts and Stepping Stones for Families launch of our smarter, brighter, professional new brand and new website.

With the support of Inspiring Scotland’s pro-bono services we have been working with Christopher Graham of The Marketing Department to undertake what has been an exciting journey of experimentation, challenge and ‘wow, that’s different’ responses as we gathered feedback during the process. I hope you all like the new brand.

Everyone who uses our logo will receive the new version to ensure documentation is up to date.

So, what else is new in Stepping Stones for Families?

On 31st of March we welcomed Jeane Freeman MSP Minister for Social Security, Scottish Government to our Carrick Money Advice Service.

Nikki Pitt, our Money Advice Officer, highlighted that over the past year this rural Money Advice Service responded to 269 referrals; achieved an annual equivalent of £819,948 increase in income for families; re-negotiated £57,390 of debt for 41 families.

That this is the only locally based money advice service for families living in the rural communities of North and South Carrick and that it is a bespoke service for families with young children and young people to age 24years was highlighted to the Minister.

In welcoming the Minister, Nikki Pitt, Money Advice Officer said that she hoped the visit would raise the profile of the challenges faced by families living in rural communities and the importance of sustaining the work of the Carrick Money Advice service.

We acknowledge and thank the funders of the service – Comic Relief and the William Grant Youth Opportunities Fund administered by Foundation Scotland. 

Isobel Lawson


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Carrick Money Advice Service Annual Report 2016-2017 

A review Carrick Money Advice Services' work in 2016-2017.

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Families, diversity and fun - how it all comes together in Possilpark!