A supportive new initiative for people affected by substance or alcohol use starts in Kirkcaldy next month.

The 191 club is being run by the Kirkcaldy YMCA Gallatown Hub along with Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP).

The club will run every Thursday from 11 am until 1 pm at the Kirkcaldy Free Church, 191 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, from June 27th 2024.

191 club will offer a warm place and refreshments to those who go along. And in addition there will be a range of ways for them to access help from informal support to take home Naloxone Kits and Blood Bourne Virus testing kits.

Elizabeth Butters, from the Partnerhip’s ADP, explained: “We want to offer people experiencing issues with substance use, including family members a safe, friendly and welcoming place to have a bite to eat, a hot drink and a bit of company without stigma or judgement.

“Knowing who to turn to is a vital step to getting the support you need and so all three agencies have come together to offer services or just something to eat for anyone who might need us.

“This approach has already worked well in other areas of Fife and we hope that the community will support us and services will approach us to be a part of this too.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in making this happen and to the Kirkcaldy Free Church for their support too.”

 

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