Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships


For more information about CAP and for help and guidance in setting up a new scheme please contact the CAP Programme Manager and/or the relevant CAP Regional Adviser for your area.


Kate Winstanley
Community Alcohol Partnerships
39-45 Bermondsey Street
0207 089 3882
m: +44 (0)7825 155225
t: +44 (0)207 089 3882
Twitter: @CAPUKTweets
Gillian Powell
Community Alcohol Partnerships Programme Manager
CAP Officer responsible for South East England
m: +44 (0)7825 225018
T: 0207 089 3875
Gillian joined CAP in 2014 following a 9 year background in Trading Standards; she has a Degree in Social Policy and a Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards. During her time at Trading Standards, Gillian was the joint number one officer for age restricted sales and coordinated a number of successful CAPs in Kent. She has experience in developing and maintaining multi-agency partnerships in local communities.
Alan Simpson
Community Alcohol Partnerships Officer responsible for North East and East England
m: +44 (0)777 2471158
Twitter: @CAPAlanSimpson

Alan Simpson joined the team after serving 32 years in the Police Service where he achieved the rank of A/Ch. Inspector. He was a member of the national Major Disaster Advisory Team and lead Disaster Victim Identification Teams in a number of national and international disasters involving loss of life . Upon his retirement, he was honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement in Policing Award. He also held a personal mandate from the Chief Constable to make decisions on his behalf in relation of specific projects.

Alan has experience of writing policies and procedures, is a qualified trainer, and has worked with the Home Office on a number of national projects. Over the years, Alan has built up a great deal of experience in combating community issues through partnership working. Prior to joining the team, Alan was responsible for managing the very successful CAP project in Barnsley that won the prestigious County Partnership Award in 2012.

Russell Sharland
Community Alcohol Partnerships Officer responsible for South and South West of England and South Wales
m: +44 (0)7882 731728
Russell Sharland has many years’ experience of working within Trading Standards Departments and, in particular, working with businesses to reduce the sale of age-restricted products. Russell has also served as the Trading Standards Institute's Lead Officer for Age-Restricted Sales where he was involved in the audits of proof of age schemes applying for PASS accreditation.  
Jayne Boote 
Community Alcohol Partnershsips Officer responsible for the North West 
m: +44 (0)7813 908646
Twitter @CAPJayneB
Jayne joined CAP in February 2015 and has almost 20 years’ experience working with housing associations to develop and deliver resident engagement, community development and service improvements. She has worked with communities, partner agencies and Government departments to deliver a range of innovative initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour and has extensive experience of establishing and facilitating partnerships with a range of agencies. Jayne is a qualified trainer and regularly delivers training on Government funded programmes to empower communities to take action to tackle local issues. 
I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing