The rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland has been relentless, with the number of deaths increasing almost every year since the 1990s earning Scotland the title of “drug death capital of the world”. Some 1,264 people died from drug-related causes in 2019—an all-time-high for Scotland, higher than any other European country, and nearly three times that of the UK as a whole. The majority of these deaths are in long term users, generally over the age of 35.Other studies report
James has taken the opportunity to spend 8 months in Madrid under the Erasmus+ Programme volunteering for local organisations and getting involved in the community. My name is James McGuire and I live in Glasgow, Scotland. I am 26 years old and I have returned to Madrid after 2 years to undergo a long term European volunteering experience. My first week has been intense and has involved a lot of trips to the bank and also the police station! I lost
We leave you here the words from Ana talking about her volunteering experience in Scotland. She was working with Achieve More Scotland participating in a youth led project from the 29th of June to the 20th of July of 2019. This project has been funded by the Erasmus+ programme. “An incredible and unbelievable experience, thanks Scotland” I describe myself as… A solidary person, empathetic and happy that takes care of her environment and her loved ones. I can’t live without… Art, animals, nature and cactus. Why did I decide to have
Kiera, Head of Dance for Achieve More Scotland has taken part in a youth worker training in Macedonia. In 2017 Kiera attended a 5-day training course with 30 other youth workers from across Europe to explore using dance to support young people at risk of offending. Kiera puts her Erasmus+ experience down to her growing maturity in her youth work practice that supports over 1000 girls and young women across the City of Glasgow each week. Since then, Kiera has supported 4 young women to take
I was recently in Madrid for 30 days during the month of July, volunteering with Achieve More Scotland as part of programme. I’ve been home for just over a month and I feel this is the best time to reflect on my experience and share it with other people who may want to do something similar in the future. Its safe to say the experience was unforgettable and will stay with me forever. During my time in Madrid, I had been presented with a number
June is here, the streets are warm and the sun seems to hit Glasgow more often than not. We can officially say that SUMMER IS HERE! An overview of all the projects and fun activities coming up on the next three months. Two residentials, our Summer Camp and a chance to gain employment!
We are looking for participants to sign up for a youth exchange to Portugal for ten days, would you like to see a new country and learn about their culture? Would you like to learn new skills that you can use later in life? If yes then this might be the trip for you. The TH!NK Youth Exchange was setup due to concerns with the post-truth politics within the European union. This particular project will focus on youth and it will