Major funds boost for Addaction

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​Cash comes from social care charities' fund

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18th April 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Scotland’s biggest drug and alcohol treatment and recovery charity has been awarded £47,500 by the Scottish Government.

The new funding boost, for Addaction’s frontline work with individuals and families across Scotland, is from a grants scheme for voluntary organisations in social/community care.

Director of Addaction Scotland Andrew Horne welcomed the cash.

He said: “Addaction Scotland is delighted to receive this award, as we’re eager to improve access to services, and this will really help us do that.

“Over the coming financial year we will work with other agencies and the people we support to see how we can work smarter, operate out-of-hours and make contact with hard-to-reach groups – which is one of our biggest challenges.”

Minister for public health Aileen Campbell said: “I’m pleased to announce this funding for an organisation which plays such a crucial role in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“The work it does makes a huge difference in helping us build a healthier Scotland.”

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