Over the next year, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) will be running ‘Connecting Families through Digital’, a project focusing on gathering evidence of the digital skills of family members, support group facilitators, carers and young people in Scotland who are impacted by someone else’s alcohol or drug use.
The organisation believes that the project is necessary as there are many families in Scotland who have limited support or a lack of local support services – with some local areas in Scotland having no family support at all.
By going online, families can access information and support for themselves and the person they care for sooner. The project will help SFAD gather evidence from families and will help them to design digital services which allow families to reach out for support and connect with other families online.
SFAD are currently looking for participants for focus group sessions with proposed dates for groups between January and March 2019, to talk about their digital skills and how going online can help with accessing and receiving support.
The organisation will also be delivering social media awareness and digital sessions to support group facilitators who want to learn new ways of inviting people to their groups online and how to use social media and digital to engage with and reach more family members.
If you are interested in participating in a focus group or want to know more about the project, contact SFAD at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 465 7523.