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Communities

GCA Communities service (formerly Prevention & Education) is an alcohol and drug prevention and education service which aims to reduce alcohol and drug related harm and risk of harm, at an individual and community wide level through a long-term multifaceted approach to changing the culture of alcohol and drug use. This involves challenging attitudes, increasing knowledge and improving skills to enable individuals to make safer choices. We also aim to address the availability of alcohol. Communities are based in the G31 centre and deliver services citywide.

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GCA offer a range of services:

What Do We Do?

GCA Communities is an alcohol and drug prevention and education service which aims to reduce alcohol and drug related harm and risk of harm, at an individual and community wide level through a long-term multifaceted approach to changing the culture of alcohol and drug use. This involves challenging attitudes, increasing knowledge and improving skills to enable individuals to make safer choices. We also aim to address the availability of alcohol.

Who we do it with…

GCA Communities service works in partnership with the local community (local people and organisations) to reduce alcohol and drug related harm by providing information and advice, groupwork and training. The Service works with a wide range of age groups, from primary school children to the elderly. The staff also work with people from various backgrounds, from the disadvantaged in the communities to professional staff working within Glasow City . The Services specialise in developing local campaigns and implements city-wide and national campaigns locally.

Alcohol, Drugs and Older People

We offer a range of community based engagement programmes to reach out to adults and older people and work in partnership to challenge attitudes, increase knowledge and improve skills to enable individuals to make safer choices.

Alcohol and Women

We develop a range of programmes in partnership with other organisations and communities to engage with women, explore issues around alcohol and encourage positive lifestyle choices.

Alcohol Brief Interventions

Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) are short structured conversations which support an individual to explore their alcohol use. GCA provides the opportunity for individuals to explore their alcohol use within local community settings and provides ABIs and signposting as appropriate.

Community Alcohol Campaigns

A multi-partner approach to working with the licensing process, promoting responsible consumption and engaging and working within communities to identify and respond to alcohol related problems at a neighbourhood level.

Workforce Development

A range of training and resources for community based staff supporting their workforce development and increasing their con􀃶dence to explore alcohol and drug issues.

Volunteering, Training and Employment Opportunities

The Ripple Effect programme is a participatory approach to exploring and responding to the effects of alcohol and drugs within the community. GCA offers a positive and encouraging environment for community researchers to develop through the volunteering pathway.

How do I get in touch?

You can contact us on 0141 556 6631 or by email, our addresses are on the right of this page.

Visit us

GCA Communities
Barrowfield Community Centre
(formerly the G31 Centre)
67 Yate Street
Glasgow
G31 4AQ
0141 556 6631

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