Glasgow Council on Alcohol
Glasgow Council on Alcohol is a voluntary organisation working with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing. We offer direct support for people to abstain from alcohol or reduce their alcohol consumption, provide training and education and work with other agencies and communities to achieve our main aim of reducing harm caused by alcohol and drugs.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol will use its position as Glasgow’s leading voluntary organisation tackling the misuse of alcohol to:
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Address inequalities in service provision and enable wider access to services
- Improve alcohol and drug education
- Work alongside partners in the provision of services and education
- Influence the social climate to reduce harmful alcohol consumption
Glasgow Council on Alcohol values and respects the diversity of people and understands that:
- Health is vital to individuals, family relationships, communities and society
- Everyone has the right to live in safety
- Everyone has the right to be accepted and treated equally
- Everyone should have access to education, information and high quality confidential services
- Services should be client centred, respectful and non-judgemental; their staff and volunteers do not exploit, oppress or cause physical or emotional harm to others
The third GRAND Recovery Runners event took place yesterday with a record 127 people taking part. The day was a great success with perfect weather conditions and a genuine camaraderie between those taking part.
Thanks to everyone who was responsible for organising the event, thanks also to the many volunteers who made it work yesterday, and our hosts at Lodging House Mission (LHM) who made us feel very welcome before and after the race. Particular thanks to Glasgow Life for supporting the event once again and to Nova International who organised the entries.
A great day was had by all. Picture shows some of the runners on the steps of Lodging House Mission before the race. More will be added to the GRAND Flickr account in due course.
Join us on the 15th of November at the Partick Trinity Church just off Byres Road and get all your stocking fillers from our lovely assortment of crafts. From knitted gifts, wooden decorations, jewellery and embroidery to records, fresh baking,raffles and our professional make-up stall, we'll have something for everyone! Whether you want to get ahead of the crowd and get your Christmas presents sorted or just want to have a great day out, our Crafts Fair is just the thing!
Entry to the fair will be free, with all the proceeds from our stalls going directly into the GCA charity to help individuals and families affected by alcohol misuse.
Looking forward to welcoming you all! more info https://www.facebook.com/events/544732695654807/
Venue: Partick Trinity Church Of Scotland
20 Lawrence Street, G11 5HG Glasgow,
The GCA P&E South Team are delighted that Abby Rodden is presenting the attached poster titled ‘Factors Influencing Effective Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions (SBIs) with Young People: A Frontline Perspective’ at the Inebria Conference in Warsaw this week. The presentation poster focuses on identifying the mechanism by which Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions work, based upon the frontline experience of specialist voluntary sector staff from GCA P&E to further the evidence base on the effectiveness of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions with Young People in the UK.
The GCA P&E Team has been a key partner in developing and delivering SBIs locally working with a variety of partners including Health Improvement, Ultimate Soccer and Castlemilk Youth Complex.
Abby’s abstract was selected by Health Scotland to be presented at the conference and they are funding her place. This is a great achievement for Abby and the P&E Team of which we are very proud. Abby has been working closely with the P&E Team and Health Scotland to pull together her poster presentation.
This is a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate the skills and service that we provide at an international level.
We are looking forward to hearing how Abby is getting on and will feedback on the conference in due course.
2014 Programme of Events
GRAND Week is supported by the Glasgow City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Download full programme here
GRAND Week brings together a range of partners to:
• Raise awareness of alcohol and drug issues and services
• Get communities involved in tackling alcohol and drug concerns
• Build partnerships between communities, services and organisations
GRAND RECOVERY CONFERENCE OPENING EVENT
Type: Registration required
When: Monday 1st September
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Charing Cross, Glasgow, G3 7EE
Time: Noon to 7:30pm
Contact: To attend this conference you must complete a registration form. For more information please contact Bid Corr Bridgid.Corr@glasgow.gov.uk Tel: 0141 276 7493
Glasgow's first Recovery Conference, planned and organised by a mixture of Recovery Volunteers, Recovery Co-ordinators, Community Safety Glasgow and Glasgow's Community Addiction Team staff will take place on Monday 1st September 2014 at Glasgow's own Mitchell Theatre.
Around 300 recovery volunteers, professionals and supporters are expected to attend this exciting Glasgow wide event. Doors will open at noon and finish with a coming together of formal service providers, recovery communities and supporters of recovery work in the localities. The overall aim is to cement Glasgow's commitment to continuing to support fresh partnerships and to encourage community based solutions to Glasgow's alcohol and drug challenges.
Please look out for the flyers and registration forms being circulated within your own localities. Places will be in high demand and we will not be able to accommodate all of those interested. Hopefully this will be the beginning of greater Glasgow wide connections in the Recovery field which promises to lead us towards more effective ways of working and better outcomes for all communities across Glasgow.
This Recovery Conference will serve as the launch to GRAND week 2014, with a host of activities and events taking place across Glasgow from 1st - 19th September 2014, The programme will cover the key themes of Glasgow's Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP) in relation to Prevention & Education, Protecting Vulnerable Groups and Promoting Recovery.
- Monday 25th August: Dedication of the Tree of Remembrance by FASS at 11am, Come join us and dedicate a leaf to someone you have lost and want to remember.
- Tuesday 26th August: Come join us to set a record for the Number of people to be Trained in Naloxone (All Day), Plus an information day on where to get and restock your supply of Naloxone.
- Wednesday 27th August: FASS to present a Hard hitting play Chap At The Door about the effects on families, when they are told by the Police that a loved one has died. (To be seated at 11-45am)
- Thursday 28th August: Surviving an Overdose! Information Day, this day will be dedicated to the people that have Survived an Overdose to contemplate the next step in there Recovery. Speakers from the Drug community that have a first-hand knowledge of what it was like to Overdose and survive and what effect this had on their lives and the lives of their families.
- Friday 29th August: Open Door Day between GDCC and FASS come in and see what GDCC(11am,1pm, 3pm) is all about then go and see the Quilt of Remembrance in FASS this is a very emotional experience and watch the Remembrance ceremony.
- On Friday the week will end with Chinese Lanterns being set off in Remembrance of the people we have lost; come join us at the GDCC at 4pm.
Meg Swims For GCA
GCA's CEO Meg Wright will be swimming Loch Lomond for GCA in the Great Scottish Swim on August 23rd. Meg's been training hard, and this week has been trying out , and getting used to, her new wetsuit as you can see!
Through taking part in this challenging swim, Meg would love to raise £100 for GCA's important work. This money could help to pay for one of our regular groups, that provide a life line for people struggling with alcohol problems. They provide a safe, welcoming space where people can talk about their feelings to other people on different stages of their recovery journey. If you wish to donate please go to www.givey.com/megwright and donate what you can. 50% of the money goes to GCAs service and 50% to SOS Glasgow service.
It's FeelGoodFriday, so all we're asking our lovely Facebook fans to do today this week is to sponsor Meg £1 through her fundraising page https://www.givey.com/megwright .It's quick and easy and you can sponsor her using Paypal. Every single penny goes towards GCA's important work, so it would be amazing if we could all help Meg and sponsor her £1 today - thank you! And watch this space for Meg's next training vlog!