SKYE AND LOCHALSH DRUG AND ALCOHOL FORUM
Who are we?
SKYE AND LOCHALSH DRUG AND ALCOHOL FORUM provides an important network for those dealing with substance misuse issues in the Skye & Lochalsh area. The Forum has representation from a variety of agencies, including health, police, education, social work, voluntary sector and community members.
What do we do?
SLDAF have a long history of achievement and their activities include participation in the schools Safehighlander event, drug and alcohol education in local schools, development of a local services directory ("Moving On in Skye & Lochalsh") and young people's leaflet.
Last year two major developments were the series of communities seminars run across the area and an employability project funded by New Opportunities Fund and supported by the Forum.
This year the Forum is concentrating more community awareness-raising sessions in conjunction with Community Councils and continuing its involvement in Pubwatch, Servewise (pub server training) and drink driving awareness.
See www.cuillinfm.co.uk for details.
The Forum has recently produced two information leaflets for young people on Caffeine and Home Detox which are available from the Forum.
Achievements in 2016:
- Supported Young Safehighlander event.
- Alcohol awarness talks to pupils in Skye and Lochalsh Primary Schools.
- Arranging relevant training for staff and community members.
- Delivered talk on Alcohol & Older People to University of the Third Age.
- Supported mutual aid training opportunity to peer mentors.
Chair: Donald Beaton, Victoria Cottage, Hedgefield Road, Portree
Tel: 01478 612633
Other useful local contacts:
Community Psychiatric Nurses (Substance Misuse)
Tel: 01478 613772
Mental Health Association
Tel: 01478 613533
Youth Action Service, Ross Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh
Tel: 01349 884764
Skye and Lochalsh Council on Alcohol
Tel: 01478 612633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Aid Tel: 01349 863568
Young Carers Support - Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers Tel: 01478 613617 www.skyeyoungcarers.co.uk
Citizen's Advice Bureau Tel: 01478 612032
New Futures / Alternative Options Tel: 01478 612812
Council for Voluntary Organisations Tel: 01478 612921
Job Centre Plus Tel: 01478 633090