The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Research participants needed. Scotland

Do you live in Scotland and want to take part in Sharon Greenwood’s study ‘On your own without a net? Experiences of young adults affected by parental substance use’?  Please contact Sharon direct: s.

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New Nacoa poster

Our new poster is now available online and in print. The ‘U R Not Alone’ image harmonises with everything we believe in and are passionate about – that children struggling with their parent’s alcohol problems should not suffer alone and in fear.

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Medical Appointment Cards

Thanks to a generous donation, Nacoa is now advertised on thousands of medical appointment cards. Growing up with a parent who was an alcoholic made me grow up fast and take on the role of carer at a very young age.

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Nacoa training – Model of Good Practice

New Research Describes Volunteer Training as a “Model of Good Practice” A systematic review conducted by Dr Anna-Marie Barron finds that The Nacoa Volunteer Foundation Programme provides a training and service “greater” than the sum of its parts.

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The Truth about Leo

David Yelland became a Nacoa Patron in 2010 following the publication of his inspirational book highlighting the problems of growing up with a parent who drinks too much, ‘The Truth About Leo’.

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Fire at Nacoa!

Due to a devastating fire at Nacoa UK, we’ve been unable to follow through on our plans to organise events to celebrate COA Week 2014.

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Helpline experiences of a volunteer, Martin’s story

“Answering the phone to a distressed woman can be a difficult start, especially when she tells you that she has been conditioned to believe that her upbringing in an alcoholic family is ‘normal’ and never to talk to anyone outside the family about the ‘secret’.

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Christmas opening times

The festive season can be difficult for families blighted by alcohol problems. Our helpline is open over the holiday period including Christmas day and Boxing day.

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Nacoa BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Nacoa Patron, Geraldine James OBE presented the BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Nacoa on 24 March to help children affected by their parent’s drinking.

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Welcome to our new website

We are delighted to launch our new website for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. Our fresh branding gives Nacoa a friendly face to continue reaching out to everyone who needs us.

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COA Week

Nacoa celebrated the 5th Children of Alcoholics Week in the UK, raising awareness of the millions of children being affected by their parents’ alcohol problems.

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Nacoa awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Nacoa has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Awarded annually, it recognises outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life and opportunity for others and providing an outstanding service.

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Nacoa charity single “A change is gonna come”

Released in celebration of COA Week, the Nacoa single is a beautiful version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, recorded and produced by friends of Nacoa Maria McAteer, Bjorn Dahlberg and The Stanford Quartet who kindly donated their time and talents.

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