News — 2021

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A New National Care Service: Our Response

A New National Care Service: Our Response

In August 2021, the Scottish Government set out plans to create a new ‘National Care Service’ following recommendations published in the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (otherwise known as the Feeley Review) in February of the same year. The Feeley Review established that there needed to be ‘revision and redesign’ to improve outcomes for […]

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A Morning With Scottish Families And Friends - AGM Recording

A Morning With Scottish Families And Friends – AGM Recording

Our AGM was held on Saturday 13 November with a fun and exciting programme! The recording is now available for anyone to watch – we want to thank everyone who was able to join us in the morning. You certainly made working on a Saturday morning more fun. Please note we are unable to provide […]

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Episode Seven of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Podcast - Alcohol and Relationships

Episode Seven of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Podcast – Alcohol and Relationships

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! For this special episode for Alcohol Awareness Week, we’re joined with Daryl McLeister, the Family Support Development Officer for our Inverclyde Family Support Service and Colin McIntosh, the Family Support Development Officer for our East Dunbartonshire Family Support Service. They […]

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'These are key relationships that I needed to keep well – work, love, and family.' - Alcohol Awareness Week

‘These are key relationships that I needed to keep well – work, love, and family.’ – Alcohol Awareness Week

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2021, the theme is Alcohol and Relationships. The following blog has been written by our Connecting Families Development Officer Tich. Before I stopped drinking over 5 years ago, every relationship I had, every single one, was impacted by my substance use problem – my alcoholism. Employers had to have those difficult […]

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A Year With Holding On Webinar

A Year With Holding On Webinar

Thursday 2nd December 2021 1.00pm – 2.00pm  Holding On is nearing its 1 year anniversary! To mark the occasion, we’re hosting a webinar where we’ll tell you the story so far with the service, and you’ll hear from our Holding On team on the support they are providing. Holding On supports family members who are […]

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A Morning with Scottish Families and Friends - Virtual AGM

A Morning with Scottish Families and Friends – Virtual AGM

This year we are focusing on new developments and partnerships. The final programme will be issued the week before the event, but the draft programme includes the following … I Am Not Alone – A Film and Documentary About ‘Routes’ Online premiere of a new short film by the young people of ‘Routes’ which explores […]

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Episode 6 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

Episode 6 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode, we are joined with George Charlton from George Charlton Training & Consultancy Services. We’re here to talk about positive communication, a module in the programme CRAFT. CRAFT is Community Reinforcement and Family Training and is an evidence-based […]

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