News — 2016

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.

EMCDDA Drug Survey

The EMCDDA is currently undertaking a survey to estimate the size of the drug market in the EU. There is limited ways in which to capture to determine the quantities of substances used by individuals. Researchers have used an online survey to determine this data in 7 EU countries and collected valuable information on the […]

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Holyrood Election 2016

With just one day to go until the Holyrood Election, we would like to take this opportunity to explain our Manifesto points and what we are doing in support of them. We know through our own interventions and the existing evidence base, when supported in their own right, families and communities can be instrumental in […]

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NEW! Joint Family Support Group – Edinburgh

Scottish Families have joined up with British Liver Trust to offer joint family support to individuals impacted by a liver disorder and their family members who have been affected.    Our groups can be a real lifeline offering a range of social and fun activities as well as opportunities to share and receive advice with people in […]

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First in Scotland to achieve CRAFT Accreditation

Claire Wadsworth, our Family Support Development Officer in East Dunbartonshire, is the first person in Scotland to achieve CRAFT accreditation.  Check out the latest newsetter, CRAFT Works, from Positive Practice Partnership to read about Claire's accreditation and the beneficial changes experienced by family members. Craft Works April/May 2016 Newsletter: CRAFT Works.pdf

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Alcohol Health Alliance statement: Budget 2016 a missed opportunity to protect children from alcohol harm

BUDGET REPRESENTS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ALCOHOL HARM, WITH ALCOHOL DUTY FREEZES COSTING THE EXCHEQUER £85 MILLION EVERY YEAR   Responding to the announcements from the Chancellor in the Budget today, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, said: “Rather than freezing beer, cider and spirits duties today, the […]

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Alcohol campaigners unite to call for stronger protection from alcohol advertising for children

Ahead of the coming Holyrood election, alcohol campaigners have warned that protecting children from alcohol marketing must be given far greater priority by all parties in the next parliamentary term. BMA Scotland, SHAAP, Alcohol Focus Scotland and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs have joined together to call on Scotland’s politicians to pledge to […]

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Report: Drink Wise Age Well Alcohol Use and the over 50s in the UK

This report demonstrates that there is a pressing need for action to reduce alcohol-related harm in older adults across the UK. This first State of the Nation Report from the Drink Wise, Age Well programme is a comprehensive overview of alcohol and ageing today; how much older adults drink, why they might drink and why […]

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