Here’s Yvonne story:
“My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CareTech Foundation for the generous donation to Addaction Dumfries, and Nazia Jones Head of Service, ACAD, for nominating Addaction in memory of George.
I lost my brother George on 30th November 2018 after many years of addiction issues.
Over the years George utilised the drug and alcohol support services on offer to him in Dumfries to help in his difficult journey. There are 2 primary resources in Dumfries. Addaction and the NHS Specialist drug and alcohol team.
Addaction provides a valuable range of community and office based settings including individual face to face assessments, group sessions and individual recovery focused plans tailored and reviewed with the individual. The support they provide is essential in helping every individual with their own personal battle with addiction.
Addaction, driven by Service manager Chris Walker, works in partnership with Dumfries NHS specialist Drug and Alcohol Support service (special thanks to George’s allocated addiction nurse Gillian Patterson) and the social work department to provide a hub specifically supporting individuals with alcohol and/or drug related issues.
Addaction is going to award the donation of £1,000 to the service users to personalise and upgrade their group meeting room, allocating the funds directly for the benefit of the people using the service.
We are pleased that the money is being used for this as George attended group meetings over the years and found them useful to discuss issues, worries and concerns with others in the same or similar position.”
Staff at Addaction Dumfries and Galloway were delighted to receive £1,000 from the CareTech Foundation.
Addaction is Scotland’s biggest charity which gives frontline support to people affected by drugs and alcohol.
Chris Walker who manages this work across Dumfries and Galloway said:
“The people who use our services will really benefit from this local funding boost. We have a group room for them to use within one of our service buildings, but it desperately needs a revamp. This money will let us do that; and our clients can figure out new ways to make the space work for them.
There’s no doubt that an improved setting for the group work we facilitate will be a valuable addition to people’s recovery journeys.”