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 in partnership with communities and other agencies to achieve our main aim of reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drugs.
We are governed by a Board of Directors, whose members are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in accordance with the Articles of Association, a copy of which is held in the General Office. Membership of the company is open to all volunteers who are eligible to vote and stand for election. The Board employs a Chief Executive Officer to implement policies and to manage the company.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol uses its position as one of Glasgow’s leading voluntary organisations tackling the misuse of alcohol and drugs 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
- Work alongside funders and other service providers in the provision of appropriate services and education
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 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.