The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.
DAPL offers one to one counselling, support, information and advice to individuals and families who are affected by their own or anothers substance use and live within Fife. The service is free and confidential and offered by experienced counsellors.
•Services for Adults
•Services for Young People
•Family Support Service
Other specialist services are also provided including: Identified focused group work sessions, substance awareness raising sessions peer awareness groups peer tutor groups therapy groups. In addition to the above services, we will strive to meet the needs of the community by listening to and acting on the needs of local communities as identified by service users or other interested parties DAPL services are free, confidential and offered by experienced workers.
Arrows is the Drug and alcohol service in Moray. We aim to be a driving factor behind the growth of Morays Recovery Community. Run by Quarriers, Arrows supports Adults with problematic substance use, offering advice, information and treatment to support Adults in their recovery. We will support individuals to recognise the impact substance use is having on their well being, relationships or lifestyle and help build a plan for the future. Arrows is the Drug and alcohol service in Moray. We aim to be a driving factor behind the growth of Morays Recovery Community. Run by Quarriers, Arrows supports Adults with problematic substance use, offering advice, information and treatment to support Adults in their recovery. We will support individuals to recognise the impact substance use is having on their wellbeing, relationships or lifestyle and help build a plan for the future. Treatment can include one to one, group and peer led support to build motivation, set goals and manage addictions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and Motivational Interviewing. Arrows is a service for anyone worried about drug or alcohol use, whether it is their own or loved ones. We can support family members and friends in their own right to understand problematic substance use, to be supporting factors in a loved one's recovery, and to focus on their own wellbeing in the process. Individuals can drop into the service, call in or be referred by a professional with consent.
We’re a centre promoting re-use and recycling of fabrics, hardware and furniture. We aim to further the work of the Salvation Army through supporting their shops. As a voluntary organisation we offer meaningful volunteering experiences listening to what our volunteers are looking for and meeting those needs.
Health All Round is a registered charity promoting physical, emotional and social wellbeing in the local community through activities including community groups, exercise classes, counselling, walking groups, healthy eating advice and other forms of one-to-one and group support. We work to reduce health inequalities in the local area and aim to continually develop our services in consultation with the local community. We are committed to diversity and equality and welcome volunteers from all sections of society.
Fife Gingerbread seeks to support and empower lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. It offers holistic support through various projects, working at the right pace and timescale for the client to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation, trauma and poor mental health.
Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau (CBCAB) is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the nationwide network of independent advice agencies. We offer free, independent, confidential, impartial information and advice from our office in Galashiels.
Help is available to all members of the Central Borders community and we work with over 1,500 clients per year.
The Bureau’s aims are:
• to ensure that people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
• to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policy and services both locally and nationally.
Project Scotland helps young people between 16 and 30 to achieve their goals via volunteering for a 3rd sector organisation. Project Scotland also works with partners across Scotland on different projects and initiatives, supporting and empowering people to get on in life.
The projects main philosophy has been to create opportunities for children and young people from Dundee’s most deprived areas to participate in physical activity and sport, along with using sport as a tool to raise attainment levels, increase employability prospects and reduce anti-social behaviour levels. The team delivers 6 main programmes; Participation Programme, Diversionary Programme, Learn Thru Sport Programme, Springboard Programme, Volunteer Development Programme and Holiday Programme.
Change Grow Live supports those on their recovery journey from drugs and alcohol. Our amazing volunteers help us make a real difference to people’s lives. You'll give people support and inspiration that will help them change their lives.
Operating from Seaton and Linksfield neighbourhoods, and surrounding areas, we are a volunteer, lived experience and local resident led community charity. We believe in a salutogenic approach to community wellness.
A ‘salutogenic’ approach is one that focuses on factors that support health and wellbeing, beyond a more traditional, ‘pathogenic’ focus on risk and problems.
This approach is widely used around the world – in health, education, workplaces, architectural design – and we believe it has enormous relevance in the transformation of the community.
Graham’s Kitchen was started about 12 years ago to offer a hot meal and fellowship to those in need on a Saturday evening In the City centre. It is one of a network of support groups in Dundee that offer this but it is the only one on a Saturday. The majority of our guests will have addiction issues and many also have mental health issues.
The OPEN Peer Education Project provides training and support for young adults aged 16-25 to enable them to become peer educators, delivering workshops on issues that they feel are important to themselves and their peers in their local communities, e.g. sexual health and relationships, harm reduction in drugs awareness, young parenting.
THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN SCOTLAND, RELIEF OF POVERTY AND OF SICKNESS AND THE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF GOOD HEALTH BY ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING SERVICES.
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We are St Andrew’s and St George’s West – a place of peace, hospitality, faith and action in the heart of Edinburgh. We are an ever-changing community of people of all ages open to new ways of learning and growing in love and faith.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) mission is ‘to be a bridge from “dependence” to “independence” for the individual seeking recovery from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours’. Our vision is a society which celebrates visible recovery and accepts its responsibility to participate by identifying solutions to the conditions in which addiction thrives.
Stable Life is a registered charity working with vulnerable young people between 10 and 18 years of age in the Scottish Borders who are experiencing personal challenges. We offer a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its surroundings to help young people reach their full potential and become healthier and happier.
Forums enable communities to have a voice and the confidence to do things for themselves:
• to prevent and reduce hardship from alcohol and drugs
• to work together to overcome stigma and apathy in realising aspirations
• to promote recovery and help develop recovery supportive community structures
Forums identify as a community of interest and purpose – a collective of people with a common interest, who are going through the same process or journey to achieve a similar, often emergent objective.
Forum members come from all walks of life and represent community interest in the broadest sense – people with lived experience, frontline workers, representatives from community groups and organisations. They meet democratically as equals with a receptive attitude of thoughtful speaking and deep listening.
The charity shop in Leven sells second hand goods to the public so that we can help the Salvation Army with various projects around the UK, from homeless people, care homes, people finding service and more.
Harbour (Ayrshire) was established in 2022 as a not-for-profit charity organisation, assisting people with drug and/or alcohol problems while providing support for the mitigating circumstances believed to be the drivers of addiction.
ADA provides a range of drug and alcohol services . The overall aim of ADA is to reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use to the individual, the family and the community and to support community based recovery. Interventions range from advice and information regarding 'safer' drug/alcohol use through to intensive work . A range of services is also available to family members from information and advice through to intensive one to one counselling.
The project aims to provide work for trainees for up to 1 year. The trainees will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a workplace environment. The project will help to prepare persons with a substance misuse, or any barrier, for a return to sustainable employment. Shetland Community Bike Project will provide a workshop which trainees will restore and fix bicycles.
Action for Children (formerly NCH) is the largest UK provider of services to disabled children and their families, children's services in rural areas, family and community centres, and services for young people leaving care. It currently runs over 60 projects throughout Scotland which offer services to children and young people and families. Projects include family centres, and projects for care leavers and the young homeless.
The Rock Trust is a charity that works in Edinburgh and West Lothian with homeless and socially excluded young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The Trust’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the personal, social and practical skills, as well as the sense of self worth necessary for independent adult life.
We do this by providing supported accommodation in a mixture of shared and single flats, including specific provision for young mothers and babies, move on support to those moving to their own home. Our Compass Project also offer supports to young people to develop the social coping skills to avoid isolation, along with opportunities for befriending and mentoring support and supported volunteering opportunities across the Lothians.
Rowlands – Selkirk Dry Bar Association is a youth café for the young people of Selkirk. Any young person from first year at high school until they are eighteen can become a member. Rowland’s is a young person drop in where young people can hang out in the café bar area, play pool, use the games consoles or access our computer suit in a safe environment supported by a team of adult volunteers.
The main aim of Rowland’s is to give young people a safe place to go, hang out with their friends in a safe environment , keeping young people off the streets and a diversion from risk taking activities.
Drink Link is a rapidly evolving organisation with the objective to help those affected by someone else’s drinking.
Our aim is to promote supportive information to people affected by someone else’s drinking.
Our objective is to:
•Relieve the needs of people negatively affected by alcohol abuse;
•Advance education in the field of alcohol misuse; and
•Advance health by promoting the provision of supportive Services of all kinds for people negatively affected by alcohol misuse