Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) is a registered charity that is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board of Directors employs a Chief Executive Officer to manage the organisation.
GCAs mission is to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse by providing a range of high quality services.
We aim to:
- Improve alcohol and drug education
- Influence the social climate to reduce harmful alcohol consumption
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Address inequalities in service provision and enable wider access to services
- Provide services for black and ethnic minority members
- Work alongside funders and other service providers in the provision of appropriate services
GCA 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 alcohol education, information and high quality confidential services
- Services should be client centred, respectful and non-judgemental
Staff and volunteers at Glasgow Council on Alcohol have a responsibility, individually and collectively, to ensure their behaviour does not result in exploitation, oppression, physical or emotional harm to others.