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.

Free Event: Easter Fun Day

Blameless, a Scottish charity supporting children affected by substance misuse, invites you to attend the Easter Fun Day. Come join the fun on Easter Sunday and enjoy free food, cakes and entertainment.  There will be a fire engine, face painting, ballons, donkey rides, visits from Minnie and Mickey, a mini zoo, a bouncy castle, an […]

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CEO and Family Support Development Officer speak at the Community Care Event in East Dunbartonshire

Scottish Families' CEO Christine Duncan spoke at the Community Care Event “New Challenges, New Approaches” on the 3rd of April in East Dunbartonshire.  Claire Wadsworth, the Scottish Families' East Dunbartonshire Family Support Development Officer, also presented at the event and discussed her growing engagement with families.  Both presentations were well received by an audience of […]

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Scottish Families Forth Valley services commenced on the 1st April 2014 following the successful award of a tender by Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP). Scottish Families will develop, deliver and maintain a range of family support services across Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. These will be tailored to address the needs of individual families […]

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A Family Member’s Perspective on Minimum Unit Pricing

On being asked recently to comment on minimum unit pricing a Scottish Families member stated ‘My son is severely dependent on alcohol and has been for many years. If he could not afford to buy alcohol he would just steal it, as he has done in the past, so minimum unit pricing will not help […]

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Minimum Unit Pricing

BackgroundAccording to the United Kingdom Government’s Alcohol Strategy 2012, there were almost 1 million alcohol related violent crimes and 1.2 million alcohol related hospital admissions in 2011. The strategy also states that the level of binge drinking among 15- 16 year olds compares poorly with the rest of Europe and is one of the 3 […]

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