Plans for East Renfrewshire early years centre

Doctor giving a child an intramuscular injection in arm, shallow DOF
Doctor giving a child an intramuscular injection in arm, shallow DOF

YOUNGSTERS aged 15 and under may benefit from plans to build an early years centre in East Renfrewshire.

East Renfrewshire council has announced plans to build on the site of the former Auchenback primary school in Barrhead.

The proposed facility would offer a hub of council and NHS services aimed at young families, including pre-birth support, parenting and family support and health improvement initiatives such as infanct feeding, weight management, smoking cessation and immunisation.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, convener for social work and health, said: “We want all children in East Renfrewshire to experience a stable and secure start to life and to be supported to succeed. By creating opportunities to offer more support during the early years we can have a lasting impact on outcomes for our children.”

Early years work will be delivered by East Renfrewshire CHCP, in partnership between ERC and NHS Great Glasgow and Clyde.