CGL delivers specialist children, young people and family services in several local authority areas. We support children, young people and families who live with issues ranging from emotional and mental health needs, lack of family or parental support or problems with drugs and alcohol and involvement in other risky behaviours. Our aim is to intervene early to keep children and young people safe and to prevent their problems from becoming more serious.
Our professional teams of social workers, family support workers and youth workers deliver integrated services to optimise physical, mental and emotional health and improve people’s life chances.
We work in strong partnerships with other local agencies and services to ensure children, young people and families get the best package of support for their needs. For example, the team at our Cardiff Children & Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Service works closely with other services for children and young people across Cardiff and the Vale, provided by secondary and primary care, social services, youth services, youth offending services and NHS drug and alcohol services
Support for families affected by substance use
Many of our drug and alcohol wellbeing services provide additional support for the families, friends and partners of those involved in substance misuse, regardless of whether those individuals are in treatment.
We recognise the impact on the whole family of living with someone who is a substance user. Our aim is to support and educate family members about substance misuse and teach them coping strategies so they are better able to help their loved one overcome their dependence and achieve recovery.