CAIS aims to make positive changes in the lives of people affected by drugs, alcohol and other life challenges, through a range of services and support delivered by skilled and experienced staff, in the belief that people can and do change”
CAIS is a registered charity and leading voluntary sector provider of drug and alcohol services in Wales. We help people who are having problems with their alcohol or drug use, as well as offering support and information to their families and friends. Our wide range of services includes residential treatment and rehabilitation, one-to-one counselling, peer mentoring, supporting people in their homes, assisting people back into work or education, group work and brief motivational interventions. We can also offer a comprehensive range of training courses, together with training and support for employers. We are very active in the field of employment interventions including the Work Programme and the development of our own social enterprises. Our Parabl service offers talking therapies aimed at people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. CAIS is committed to working in partnership with others in keeping with the All Wales Strategy – Tackling Substance Misuse in Wales. All of our services aim to help people to rebuild normal, productive lifestyles, in the belief that people can and do change.
Visit our website – www.cais.co.uk – for more information about our activities.
Address: CAIS, 12 Trinity Square, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2RA
Telephone: 01492 872014 | Website: www.cais.org.uk
Drugaid has been helping individuals and communities tackle drug and alcohol problems in South Wales for over 30 years. Our vision is to bring about positive and sustained change for individuals and communities in support of the aspirations and needs of those affected by their own and someone else’s drug or alcohol use, by offering opportunities aimed at minimising harm and maximising resilience.
Address: Drugaid Wales, 1st Floor, St. Fagans House, St. Fagans Street, Caerphilly, CF83 1FZ
Telephone: 02920 881000 | Website: www.drugaidcymru.com
Hafal (meaning ‘equal’) is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. We are managed by the people we support – individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
Every day we provide help to over 1,000 people affected by serious mental illness: this includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other diagnoses which typically involve psychosis or high levels of care, and which may require hospital treatment.
Hafal is founded on the belief that people who have direct experience of mental illness know best how services can be delivered. Providing support across the seven local health board areas of Wales, Hafal is dedicated to empowering people with serious mental illness and their families to:-
• achieve a better quality of life
• fulfil their ambitions for recovery
• fight discrimination
• enjoy equal access to health and social care, housing, income, education, and employment.
Hafal delivers a range of services to people with serious mental health illness including direct support and advice, support in a crisis, contact with others by phone, advocacy, support in a group setting, introductions for befriending, and employment and training projects. We also give clients a much-needed voice in the planning of mental health services.
Underpinning our services to clients, families and members is our own Recovery Programme. This Programme is based on modern principles of self-management and empowerment. It encourages clients and families to work towards recovery with the help of Hafal’s staff and other supporters by taking a more methodical approach to improving all areas of life.
As well as providing services Hafal campaigns vigorously through research, publications and media work to improve services for clients and families and to remove stigma and isolation associated with serious mental illness.
Address: Hafal, Unit B3, Lakeside Technology Park, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9FE
Telephone: 01792 816600 | Website: www.hafal.org
Kaleidoscope’s vision is to provide life enhancing services to people in their communities. In particular we provide support to people with drug and alcohol problems, enabling them to make positive changes in their lives. At the heart of our work is respect for all.
Address: Kaleidoscope Project, Integra House, Vaughan Court, Celtic Springs, Newport, NP10 8BD
Telephone: 01633 811950 | Website: www.kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk
We help people get their lives back on track.
There are many reasons why that needs to happen. A history of substance misuse, mental illness, long-term unemployment – there’s a long list of circumstances that can make people feel they’ve lost control of their lives. We’re here to show them how they can get it back.
In a nutshell? We exist to build futures.
How do we do that?
Through volunteering. We supply substance misuse and wider wellbeing organisations with dedicated, motivated and fully-trained volunteers. We place volunteers in organisations across Wales. Their work is often essential to the running of services.
Through training. We train professionals who work in substance misuse and wider wellbeing organisations. We give them the facts, the confidence, and the capability to support people through recovery.
Through showing the way forward. We run programmes that allow people in recovery to get out into their communities, get involved in something meaningful, and get back to being who they are.
Address: NewLink Wales, Meridian Court, North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BE
Telephone: 029 2052 9002 | Website: www.newlinkwales.org.uk
TEDS is a voluntary agency offering free and confidential services to users of drugs or alcohol throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff. Established in 1985, we aim to provide high quality services to anyone affected by substance misuse. We work within the harm reduction framework on a client led basis.
Address: TEDS, Engine House, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL
Telephone: 01685 880090 | Website: www.teds.org.uk
WCADA is a registered charity and limited company founded in 1979 by, among others, Mr Alan Douglas and Dr Allan Hawkins. It aims to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their families and the community.
WCADA has been providing a range of treatment interventions for those affected by substance misuse for over 30 years, originally from a single office in Swansea to six agencies across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. WCADA is one of the leading substance misuse treatment agencies in Wales providing Minnesota 12-Step Abstinence treatment. We also provide Harm Reduction services including needle exchange and outreach. Other services include information, advice and treatment for young people, older and disabled people, family members and carers. We also deliver a brief intervention for problematic gamblers in Swansea, a partnership with ARA (Addiction Recovery Agency) in Bristol.
WCADA also offer individuals affected by substance misuse opportunities for learning new skills, improving self esteem and confidence, and provide support towards education, training, volunteering and employment through their DOMINO project and their two European funded projects – Coastal and Peer Mentoring.
WCADA is experienced in working across the Criminal Justice arena with CARAT workers in all of the Welsh public prisons, has delivered services on behalf of the Probation Service across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend for a considerable number of years and has staff based within the Youth Offending Service in Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, and Hillside Secure Childrens Home in Neath.
WCADA’s main strengths are its staff, a diverse team that brings a wealth of experience and academic achievement, who display full commitment and dedication to the delivery of effective services for our service users.
For more information, see our website at: www.wcada.org
Address: WCADA Ltd, 41/42 St. James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA1 6DR
Telephone: 01792 646421 | Website: www.wcada.org