Routes are shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2024!

We are over the moon to announce that our young person’s project Routes has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

We are shortlisted for the Children & Youth Category.

Routes supports young people aged 12–26-year-olds in East and West Dunbartonshire who are affected by alcohol/drug use within their family. It was initially launched in April 2019 as a three-year National Demonstration Project. We recognised that our own support for family members was designed more for adults, whilst many children and families’ services support younger children, e.g. pre-5s or primary age. Most initiatives focusing on ‘young people, alcohol and drugs’ target young people’s own substance use, and do not recognise or address the impact of others’ substance use on them. We recognised young people were falling through the gaps, leaving them to deal with their family situation alone and unsupported.

The Charity Awards, which announces its shortlist today (17 May), is the sector’s most highly regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.

The 10 category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a black-tie dinner (so posh for Scottish Families!) on Tuesday 9 July, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

We offer a huge congratulations and good luck to all other shortlisted nominees, all incredible charities doing incredible work. And a special shout-out to Storybook Dads and Yorkshire Children’s Charity who are shortlisted in the Children & Youth Category with us!

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