Crew 2000 Scotland

Crew 2000 Scotland

At a glance

Causes

  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Scotland
Charity registration number: 

Objectives

Crew 200 Scotland exists to reduce drug and sexual health related harms and stigma, improving mental and physical health without judgement.

Strategic Priorities:

  1. Visibility and influence – raise public awareness of Crew and our specialist expertise so that we develop our reputation as a trusted source of information, support and advice around reducing drug related harm in Scotland and beyond; effectively influence policy, legislation and practice.
  2. Inclusiveness and social justice – be an accessible and inclusive community hub and a strong advocate for social justice and challenging stigma; widen access to our services and put the voices of people who come to Crew at the heart of service development.  
  3. Communications and digital – maintain and improve our online and physical resources and support; develop a stronger social multi-media presence targeted in particular to young people and decision-makers.
  4. Fundraising and income generation – identify new sources of income, including digital fundraising, and increase our unreserved funds to sustain and develop Crew services. 

Activities

 

Since 1992, we’ve grown from a purely volunteer-led organisation to a mixed professional and volunteer                                               team providing:

  • advice and information Drop-in shop for young people aged 12-25 in central Edinburgh, open 6 afternoons weekly, providing free:
        • confidential 1-2-1 support for young people under 18
        • Dry blood spot blood born virus (BBV) testing
        • Pregnancy testing
        • DJ workshops
        • Digital Drop-in since April 2020 providing online support 6 days weekly via email and Instagram direct messages (DMs) during Covid19 lockdown
        • No-contact Kiosk 3 days weekly offering collection of C:card sexual health supplies, brief advice, and signposting
  • training for professionals across Scotland
  • Expert Witness service
  • outreach welfare and crisis support (music festivals and clubs) and livestreaming harm reduction messages to online music events during Covid19 lockdown since April 2020.       
  • counselling for adults wishing to reduce, stabilise or stop drug use, including telephone and video counselling during Covid19 lockdown since April 2020.       
  • weekly drop-in complimentary therapy sessions for adults to relieve stress and anxiety, building coping and recovery strategies and capital, via video and live stream since April 2020.       

 

Current opportunities

South East Scotland, EH1 1PB or Remote

Crew 2000 Scotland reduces drug harms and stigma, improving mental and physical health without judgement.  We're looking for an experienced ...