Communities

Here you can interact and learn more about our work with communities. Feel free to make use of our Message Boards (you’ll need to Register first). Learn more about what we’ve been up to in our Blog and News sections. Read about how we find ways to strengthen communities across Scotland in the Your Community section – where you’ll find out more about ALEC.



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Monday 2nd Apr, 2018

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

The Carers (Scotland) Act, 2016 came into effect yesterday (01/04/18). Here is a snapshot of the key changes and rights that apply under the legislation. Check out the links for full details and definitions. It is important that families are aware of the care/treatment processes and have access to the right information if they are […]

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Wednesday 7th Mar, 2018

NEW – The Family Recovery Initiative Fund

A new fund is now available for families. If you are involved in a local family support group whose aim is to support families affected by alcohol or drugs or you are thinking about starting a new local group in your area, the Family Recovery Initiative Fund wants to hear from you.

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Volunteer Blogs

Thursday 14th Dec, 2017

Emily – A Volunteers Story

I was first attracted to volunteer with SFAD due to the nature of the work; helping individuals through an experience which I have personal experience with. Further, it was an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience related to the master course I wish to apply for. However, since starting volunteering for SFAD in July, I […]

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Thursday 14th Dec, 2017

Amirah – A Volunteers Story

Volunteering provides a platform where I get to experience real life situations that would not be possible anywhere else. I encounter the reality of alcohol and drug use and how this can impact and change family life. By giving emotional and listening support to callers, I am able to give them reassurance and bring some […]

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Staff Blogs

Wednesday 28th Feb, 2018

Lynne Wandrum Forth Valley Family Support Development Officer

I started with SFAD in November 2017, stealing the “New Girl” Title from Justina. I plan on clinging onto it for as long as I can and many of my sentences begin or end with … I’m not sure about that, because I’m new … suppose that might wear a bit thin soon … but […]

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Thursday 14th Dec, 2017

Justina Murray – CEO

I was thinking about writing this blog (being not quite the right generation to blog without pause and reflection), and in particular how to summarise ‘a day in the life’ when no two days (and sometimes no two hours) are even remotely the same. So here is an average day, if there is such a […]

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