Addressing alcohol harm in Wales during and after the pandemic

English | Cymraeg

8 March 2021


In March 2021, Alcohol Change UK joined together with Adfam, Barod, CAIS, Kaleidoscope and WCADA to urge candidates standing for Senedd Cymru (the Welsh Parliament) to commit to building a healthy recovery from the pandemic. We asked candidates from all parties to:

  • Make clear that reducing alcohol harm is a national priority, by renewing and resourcing the Substance Misuse Delivery Plan throughout the next Senedd term from 2021 to 2026
  • Ensure that support is available in all parts of Wales for people with alcohol problems, in ways they can access easily and safely, without shame or stigma
  • Maintain the remote support for the families of drinkers that has developed during the lockdown, and work for a return to face-to-face support outside the home as soon as it is safe to do so.

You can find out more details about our proposals, and the reasons we made them, in our short policy document Building a healthy recovery, available from the download link above.