Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

CAPs offer a range of alcohol-free activities for young people to enhance their confidence, health and wellbeing.


Climbing-wallCAP encourages local partnerships to conduct an early assessment of the leisure activities available for young people in their area, to consult with them about what they’d like to do, and look at ways to increase choice and accessibility.
As well as enhancing young people's confidence, mental and physical health and well- being, these activities are also an excellent opportunity to deliver alcohol education in an informal setting.

Most CAPs work closely with existing leisure and sports facilities, using youth clubs, youth buses and local cafes to provide opportunities for young people to drop in and meet in a supervised, safe environment.

Involving young people in the process gives them a sense of ownership and sends an important message that their voice matters. It has also led to some innovative projects, including baking and cookery sessions, music events, gardening projects, mindfulness based meditation, martial arts and Manga drawing classes.

 

 

Since this project was delivered there have been dramatic changes in the behaviour of many of the children. This has meant that, for example, three children who were on the verge of exclusion are now fully engaged in the life of the school. The children talk very positively about the work that they completed with CAP and the project generally.

Headteacher
Ridge Community Primary School, Lancaster

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