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When my social worker contacted Cadas and the Volunteer Manager got back in touch with me to talk about how I could support your work, it went a long way to restoring my self-esteem. This was one of the major effects my addiction had, a feeling that I had destroyed everything I had sought to achieve in my life. Volunteering has given more to me than I probably have given back.

CADAS North and West Services Manager – INTERNAL ADVERT

£30,049 annual salary pro rata Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) have an exciting vacancy for a regional Services Manager to lead our growing delivery team. We are looking for someone with excellent leadership and people management skills to maintain efficient operating systems, policies and procedures. This person should also be passionate about championing… Continue Reading

“I volunteered with CADAS many years ago, doing the volunteer training and the Black Box training, too, but when my life as a carer began to get on top of me it was CADAS that I turned to for support. I am a full-time carer for my mother, and also a busy grandmother, but it… Continue Reading

Celebrating a decade of volunteering

Celebrating a decade of volunteering

We asked Maddie Poynter, who’s been a loyal supporter of our work in Carlisle for over 10 years, to reflect on what volunteering with CADAS has meant to her. I first came to the CADAS offices in Carlisle as a volunteer client for someone else’s taped counselling session on the recovery support worker course. (This… Continue Reading

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

An evidence based practice of focusing on your experience in the present moment without judgement. Learning these techniques and using them regularly has been proven to improve our emotional resilience and ability to deal with stressful situations. We offer mindfulness in group sessions and also within some 1:1 sessions. Continue Reading

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The true value of rehab

The true value of rehab

In the last few months on the Helpline, we’ve noticed that quite a lot of callers, either clients themselves or, perhaps more often, their loved ones, are interested in detox and rehab. That’s completely understandable. It sounds like an easy way to get someone else to ‘fix’ your ‘problem’. If you could be taken away… Continue Reading

Our new North and West Services Manager… could it be you?

Our new North and West Services Manager… could it be you?

£30,049 annual salary pro rata We are pleased to announce that we have a new vacancy for a regional Services Manager to lead our growing delivery team in the North and West of the county. We are looking for someone with excellent leadership and people management skills to maintain efficient operating systems, policies and procedures.… Continue Reading

Withdrawal: No one said it would be easy…

Withdrawal: No one said it would be easy…

Over the last few months, we’ve talked to all sorts of people on the Helpline. Most of them feel that they have become dependent on drugs or alcohol and have made a decision that they want to free themselves from that dependence. But most of them are also, quite naturally, concerned about the withdrawal process.… Continue Reading

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CADAS Carlisle
"I have enjoyed my first meeting. It is a relief to talk to people who know how you are feeling and to listen to other people"
- Parent, Carer and Family Support Group
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CADAS Carlisle
“Really pleased with the content and structure of the course. Allowed time for much needed discussion and debate.”
– Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Practitioners Course Attendee
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CADAS Carlisle
"My support from Collette and CADAS over the last few weeks has been very helpful. I really don’t know how I would have managed without the support”
- Parent, Carer and Family Support Group
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413

Adult clients intensively supported last year

2688

Members of the community and practitioners who attended training/workshops

684

Professionals trained by us last year

2925

Volunteer hours logged by 39 dedicated volunteers

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