Children’s project shuts

A SUCCESSFUL project which helped hundreds of children in and around Fife coping with parental substance misuse has closed.

Time4U was set up in Kirkcaldy by Aberlour Childcare Trust ten years ago, offering help and support to youngsters whose lives are affected by the issue.

However the service, which employed four people working from the West Bridge Mill finished up last Thursday after it failed to secure funding from the Fife Drug and Alcohol Partnership to enable it to continue.

Instead its role has been taken over by Barnardos, with two of the Aberlour children’s workers and one clerical staff transferring over to the charity to continue to provide a similar service.

Last week, as the service was about to shut its doors, Judith Morkis, the service manager for Time4U paid tribute to the project.

“It was a tremendous service and everyone spoke very positively about the good work it has done with hundreds of children,” she said.

“The impact of the service nationally and the amount of learning which came out of it were phenomenal and we are very proud of what we achieved.

“I am really sad it is over, but I am sure Barnardos will provide a wonderful service.”