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 the ALEC programme.



Latest Entries from Our News & Blogs

Latest News

Scotland surpasses 10,000 alcohol deaths in a decade

Tuesday 24th Nov, 2020

Scotland surpasses 10,000 alcohol deaths in a decade

With today’s release of the 2019 Alcohol-Specific Death statistics confirming a further 1,020 deaths last year, Scotland has reached a distressing total of over 10,000 alcohol deaths over the past 10 years. (2010-2019 total: 10,784[1]). Everything we have seen and heard about drinking patterns during COVID lockdown and the ongoing COVID restrictions suggests that alcohol […]

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Blog: How To Talk To Your Children About Alcohol

Monday 12th Oct, 2020

Blog: How To Talk To Your Children About Alcohol

Back in August, the Alcohol Health Alliance asked us to contribute to their blog on how to start a conversation with your child about alcohol. Our Senior Development Officer Claire Wadsworth was more than happy to share her top tips on opening up the conversation on drinking. We have cross-posted this blog with the original […]

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Volunteer Blogs

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Monday 13th May, 2019

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Ashleigh first started volunteering with Scottish Families in October 2018 to help with work experience for university. Hi, I’m Ashleigh. I first started volunteering as a helpline adviser for Scottish Families in October 2018 because I was looking for extra work experience for my university studies. Before volunteering with Scottish Families, I had never worked […]

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Staff Blogs

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Monday 8th Jul, 2019

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Through Family Voices We had a very busy, action-packed year in 2018/19 and we want to share our impact with you. We decided this year that rather than just putting numbers on a page, we would ask the people we support (and who support us) to write a short story on their experiences with Scottish Families. […]

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Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

Wednesday 13th Mar, 2019

Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

I’m Gill and I’m fairly new to Scottish Families yet I feel like I have been here much longer. It is an exciting time as we have three new staff members joining the team. It means I will already be passing on the title of the new girl. But I have never written a blog […]

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