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.

Glasgow Kiltwalk is Postponed

Glasgow Kiltwalk is Postponed

It is with sadness to announce that the Glasgow Kiltwalk will not be going ahead as planned and is being postponed till further notice. Large scale gatherings are high on the list of things to avoid as the global spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to affect all our lives and we welcome this cancellation […]

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Prison Support Work (Scottish Prison Service & Serco)

Prison Support Work (Scottish Prison Service & Serco)

Our Scottish Families support services can be contacted through a range of different channels –phone, webchat, email, etc. This allows families to get support when and where they need it most, but what about our communities who are serving a custodial sentence or on remand and therefore unable to access our support in the same […]

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Catching a Dose of Summit Fever (And Trying to Find a Cure)

Catching a Dose of Summit Fever (And Trying to Find a Cure)

Justina Murray, 28 February 2020 There were not one but two drug summits in Glasgow this week. The first on Wednesday, badged as the ‘Scottish Drug Deaths Crisis Conference’, was co-hosted by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government. This was allegedly held to help shape Scotland’s input to the UK Drugs […]

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UK Drugs Summit: ‘opportunity to highlight the vital role of families’

UK Drugs Summit: ‘opportunity to highlight the vital role of families’

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) is attending the UK Drugs Summit in Glasgow on 27 February, along with a number of family members and representatives. This includes family representation from the national Drug Deaths Taskforce, and our partner organisations Adfam and Drugfam in England. Justina Murray, CEO, said: ‘The UK Drug […]

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Self Advocacy Training from Carers Scotland

Self Advocacy Training from Carers Scotland

On our first week back after the Christmas holidays, we took part in Self Advocacy training with Patricia Clark from Carers Scotland. Carers Scotland has an entire website filled with resources for carers in Scotland and also for paid support workers. We’ve put together some of the information that was shared in the training below […]

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My Family, My Rights Programme Update

My Family, My Rights Programme Update

Back in October 2019, we announced that we were launching a new programme of work called My Family, My Rights. The programme sets out to help make sure that the rights and commitments outlined in the Scottish Government’s national alcohol and drug strategy ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery’ become reality for families across Scotland. The strategy […]

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Glasgow LGBTQI+ Substance Use Working Group

Glasgow LGBTQI+ Substance Use Working Group

Last year in partnership with Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) Scottish Families established a Glasgow-wide working group focused on addressing drug and alcohol-related health inequalities experienced by LGBTQI+ people, communities and families. The working group is a partnership between LGBTQI+, drug and alcohol family support organisations and academics. The group has committed to focusing on […]

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