News — 2024

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Routes are shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2024!

Routes are shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2024!

We are over the moon to announce that our young person’s project Routes has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. We are shortlisted for the Children & Youth Category. Routes supports young people aged 12–26-year-olds in East and West Dunbartonshire who are […]

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Our First Stigma Seminar - Now on YouTube!

Our First Stigma Seminar – Now on YouTube!

At the end of April, our Connecting Families team hosted the first in a series of Stigma seminars. Attended by over 50 people and delivered online, it was an opportunity to present two pieces of exceptional work and get some in-depth discussions going. We hope to further the conversations across Scotland on how we tackle […]

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Celebrating Families Week - June 2024

Celebrating Families Week – June 2024

We’re so excited to share with you that we are launching our first ever Celebrating Families Week from 10th-16th June 2024! Our Celebrating Families Week is dedicated to families affected by alcohol and drugs across the country. The week highlights the challenges families face and champions their love and power. Join us and together we […]

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Routes is shortlisted for a YouthLink Award!

Routes is shortlisted for a YouthLink Award!

“Routes is my safe place where I know I will always be listened to and staff are always on hand when I need them personally, at school or at college. They made college so easy helping me apply, sorting my funding and of course taking me to my induction. I told a staff member my […]

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“There is support out there, but it is not advertised enough or talked about” – Inverclyde 3rd Sector Community Justice Forum

We were invited to contribute to the Inverclyde 3rd Sector Community Justice Forum week of engagement activities, focusing on how the Justice System impacts family members affected by alcohol and drugs. If you know someone who has an alcohol or drug problem, involvement with the Justice System is sadly common. This can negatively affect family […]

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Scottish Families Book Group Book Review: ‘Winter Ghosts’ by Kate Mosse

Scottish Families Book Group Book Review: ‘Winter Ghosts’ by Kate Mosse

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley ‘Winter Ghosts’ by Kate Mosse January’s book choice for our group was ‘Winter Ghosts’ by Kate Mosse. Set in France, 1928, this is the story of Freddie, a man struggling with the loss of his brother. While driving through the mountains in snowy conditions, he […]

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