Rowan Alba Ltd

We work with people who are lonely and isolated and many of the people who use our service have a problematic relationship with alcohol. We are not a recovery based service so we are not really interested in talking about the dangers of drinking unless this is something specifically you are interested in doing. Its what we call a harm reduction approach. Many people drink less when they have other actives to occupy their time and positive health outcomes come from healthy relationships. We want to provide that healthy relationship and we hope you can use it to explore some of the things in life that are easier when you have a bit of company.

Information for volunteers

We offer one to one meetings with lonely and isolated individuals in their own homes or in a place in their local community. Many of these individuals have a problematic relationship with alcohol and continue to drink and the majority are in recovery. We provide full access to all our training including coaching qualifications and SVQ. We have monthly group and one to one supervision and offer double visits with a mentor until you feel ready to go it alone. We have over 30 years experience in this field and many of our volunteers go on to work with us across our other services. Many of our applicants come from those wishing to get in to social care work and others just to give back to the community. Whichever reason you have to volunteer we would love to hear from you and there are many individuals just waiting on their door to be knocked and their kettle to be switched on for a chat and a cuppa.


Rowan Alba Ltd
89 - 95 Fountainbridge

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