News — 2020

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.

Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend - Who, What, When, Where, Why?!

Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend – Who, What, When, Where, Why?!

In 2020 the Kiltwalk is going virtual! But what is a virtual event and why should you take part? Read on to find out more… Who? The Kiltwalk is the biggest fundraising event in Scotland taking part in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Every year tens of thousands of people take part and raise for […]

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#CCLT2020 Summer Festival

#CCLT2020 Summer Festival

Let’s make Summer 2020 awesome! We know the importance that feeling connected has had for families throughout the years and especially this year. We want to continue to bring people all over Scotland together. So, we are inviting you, your family, and your friends to our online Summer Festival – #CCLT2020! We want to do […]

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What the Research says about LGBTQ+ People and Substance Use

What the Research says about LGBTQ+ People and Substance Use

Author: Ash Husband ashleigh@sfad.org.uk Research in both Scotland and across the United Kingdom (UK) suggests that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people are more likely to use alcohol and other drugs and develop problematic or dependant use than the general population (Emslie, Lennox & Ireland, 2015; Valentine & Maund, 2016; Bachmann & Gooch, […]

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Introducing our new podcast mini-series Alcohol Shorts

Introducing our new podcast mini-series Alcohol Shorts

Alcohol Shorts is a new podcast mini-series from Scottish Families! Since being asked to stay at home, some family members have noticed that their loved ones are drinking more. Some are also experiencing challenges with drinking for the first time because of the additional pressures of staying at home including schools closed and homeschooling pressures, […]

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Work with us: Support Assistant for Routes young person’s group

Work with us: Support Assistant for Routes young person’s group

We have secured funding from National Lottery Community Fund through the Young Start programme to establish a new Support Assistant post to join our Routes young person’s project working across East and West Dunbartonshire. This new post will co-develop, deliver, support and promote a range of support and engagement for young people (aged 12-26) who […]

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Our ‘click & deliver’ take-home naloxone service is now live

Our ‘click & deliver’ take-home naloxone service is now live

With the support of our good friends Scottish Drugs Forum, we are now able to offer a ‘click & deliver’ take-home naloxone service to anyone over 16 living in Scotland. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been support from the Lord Advocate to expand the number of services able to distribute take-home naloxone kits […]

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#VoicesTogether - Scottish Families Virtual Choir

#VoicesTogether – Scottish Families Virtual Choir

When we starting working from home in March 2020, Ash from the team had an idea of doing a virtual choir with the support of her friend Emilie Boyd. There was a lot of interest in the choir and in the end 23 lovely people (and awesome singers) joined in to sing ‘You Gotta Be’ […]

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Work with us: Family Support Development Officer for South Lanarkshire

Work with us: Family Support Development Officer for South Lanarkshire

In partnership with South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, My Support Day (peer-led family support) and Liber8 we have secured funding from the national Challenge Fund to establish a new two-year Family Support Development Officer post, working across South Lanarkshire. This new post will develop, deliver, support and promote a range of family support and […]

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Catching up with #BehindTheNumbers (with new video and findings report)

Catching up with #BehindTheNumbers (with new video and findings report)

Nearly a year later, we have published our ‘Findings Report’ of #BehindTheNumbers which takes on a storybook style explaining the campaign, its progress and its success. We also share story summaries and feedback from the incredible four women who took part in the campaign. Most importantly, our report includes the Five Key Recommendations for Change […]

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Dying Matters Awareness Week - New Podcast from the Scottish Recovery Show

Dying Matters Awareness Week – New Podcast from the Scottish Recovery Show

Every year in May, Dying Matters hosts an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. This year the week was 11th-17th May with the theme ‘Dying to be Heard’. Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives […]

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