Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

We warmly welcome the second round of Local Alcohol Action Areas (LAAAs) announced by the Government today (January 27, 2017) and the opportunity to support local communities in reducing alcohol-related harm.  

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPs) play a vital role in reducing underage drinking and associated harms in local communities. They are managed and delivered locally via partnerships between local authorities, police, retailers, schools and neighbourhood groups and health providers, offering a flexible model tailored to fit the needs of each community. This targeted partnership working and local action has proven to be highly effective in tackling alcohol-misuse - in some communities, CAPs have been shown to reduce underage drinking and antisocial behaviour by as much as 40%. Further information on their impact can be found at: http://www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk

We are looking forward to working with Local Alcohol Partnerships in the new LAAAs together with other partners including Best Bar None, Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS), Purple Flag and Pubwatch, to further reduce the harms associated with underage drinking.

“I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.”

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing