Liber8 helps with alcohol and substance misuse
Liber8 Lanarkshire was established in October 2007 following the successful merger of The Local Council on Alcohol South Lanarkshire (Established 2005) and Street Base (Established 2000). Liber8 is registered as a limited company by guarantee and has charitable status. Liber8 delivers a proactive and reactive approach to tackling alcohol and substance misuse problems.
Since 2007 we have made a significant impact supporting vulnerable individuals and families in Lanarkshire. We have unrivalled knowledge and experience of local communities, statutory and voluntary sector provision, adult addiction services, social housing, children and family services. We are embedded in this community and have a proven track record of successfully engaging with some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in Lanarkshire and working with them to secure positive outcomes.
Our mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and the quality of people’s lives, with a particular regard to reducing the negative impact of alcohol and substance misuse on the individual, families and communities.
There is a vital role for exercise and leisure to play in improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. Proactively responding to this agenda provides an opportunity for Liber8 to position itself as part of the solution; helping to tackle unhealthy lifestyles, address the social determinants of health, offer cost effective approaches, bring creative solutions and engage communities, families and individuals in managing their wellbeing.
Liber8’s approach is to provide affordable quality exercise and fitness opportunities for the local community which is aimed at helping individuals to live longer more healthy lives, by reducing preventable deaths and the burden of ill-health associated with smoking, alcohol & substance misuse, high blood pressure, obesity, poor diet, poor mental health, insufficient exercise. The diagnosis of a life limiting illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease is a life changing event, not only for the individual but for the whole family and those closest to that person.
The Haven offers a programme of support designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their illness and to enable them to face the future with hope.
Support is offered to people of all ages including children and to all the family members and carers. The support is provided for people at all stages of their illness from the point of diagnosis onwards and is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
The Haven operates as a drop in centre with no need for medical referral and all services are provided free of charge. The Haven team of specialist nurses, therapists, and volunteers work closely together to provide the highest standard of care.
For more information call The Haven on 01698 727884 or visit www.thehavencentre.com