News — 2014

Latest news and updates from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share. Every day we deliver our services, attend events, work on campaigns, and speak with family members. Here is all the latest news from our team and our work. Find out more news on our Facebook page.

Buckfast Santa tweet slammed by health campaigners

Scottish Families have been quoted in the Scotsman this week in regard to an online campaign by Buckfast featuring Santa Clause. http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/buckfast-santa-tweet-slammed-by-health-campaigners-1-3639958

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Third Sector Early Intervention Fund Year Three Funding

Big Lottery Fund has just announced an extra one year’s funding to Scottish Families to carry out the core work that has enabled us to grow our organisation and reach to clients and members over the past couple of years through the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund. This funding has enabled us to increase coverage […]

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Proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings

This consultation outlines and invites views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of those receiving care or treatment in health and social care settings. The Scottish Government’s proposal is to create an offence which is similar to those that presently exist in relation to mental health […]

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Fight stigma & raise awareness of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

You may not realise it, but your colleague, neighbour, friend or relative could be affected by a loved one’s alcohol and/ or drug use.  Why do you not know?  Stigma affects not only people with problem substance misuse, but their families too.  We often hear in our family support groups that family members haven’t shared […]

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Scottish Families Supports the New Drink Driving Limit

"Scottish Families fully supports the Scottish Government changes in the drink driving limit which come into force today (50mg in every 100ml of blood). Scotland has now taken steps to lead the way in the UK on this issue which brings the limits in line with most of the EU.  On Average 20 people die […]

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Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) – Press Release on New Drink Drive Limit

EMBARGO 00.01 Hours Friday 5th December 2014  Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems Scottish Health Action On Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) Welcomes Reduction in Drink Drive Limit Eric Carlin, Director, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, said: “Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems welcomes the reduction in the drink drive limit that comes into force today. […]

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Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

For many, the holiday season is a festive one; full of joy, gifts and gatherings with family and friends.  Unfortunately, for families affected by alcohol and drugs it is a time of heightened stress, anxiety and fear.  Family members are plagued with worry as they silently await the decisions of their loved one. Thoughts of […]

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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

SALSUS is the primary source of data on substance using behaviour among young people in Scotland since 2002.  The survey provides information to help develop and evaluate policies to reduce the prevalence of substance use, monitor progress towards achieving Scottish Government targets and shape, influence and develop ADP strategic plans. Participant info 110,984 eligible pupils […]

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