Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

All CAP staff and advisers are now working from home, but please be assured we are still working to support those communities that are experiencing problems with underage and young adult drinking.


  • Stay at home, except for specific purposes
  • Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • Close certain businesses and venues

There is separate guidance for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

We recognise that many of our community partners such as local authorities, schools, retailers, police and youth organisations, are focusing on essential services and doing everything they can to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. So a lot of our activities will necessarily be put on hold for the moment, such as the physical launches of new CAPs and community meetings. But our advisers remain available to help with support and advice by telephone or email.

 We’ll also be increasing our communications during this time and putting out a regular newsletter to keep you up to date with the latest developments and advice. If you don’t already receive our newsletter, you can sign up here. 

Useful web resources

We’ll be updating this list regularly, so do let us know if there are any resources that you are finding helpful.

UK Government advice and support

Daily updated Government advice
Social distancing and advice for vulnerable people
Guidance for the charity sector 

Health and wellbeing:

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
Domestic violence support
How to cope with stress
How to help children cope with stress
Mind - the Mental Health Charity

Support for alcohol issues

Alcohol Change 
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Rehab 4 Addictiona resource to help people who are struggling with mental health and alcohol abuse during the lockdown

Advice for businesses

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association
The Association of Convenience Stores
Best Bar None
British Beer & Pub Association
Licensed Trade Charity
UK Hospitality
British Retail Consortium

Substance abuse support

We are with you (formerly Addaction)
Collective Voice

Resources for young people and youth workers

The Alcohol Education Trust
Sport England

Youthwork Support

Public Health England: Rise Above
Children and Young People Now

Smashed Online

Advice for parents

Family Lives 
Alcohol Change 
Teenage house parties 
Alcohol – don’t delay talking about it: film by Parentchannel.tv

What Social Distancing means for CAPs

DON’T hold:

  • CAP launches*
  • Community or partnership meetings*
  • Retailer training*

*Unless you can do this remotely


  • Keep in touch
  • Seek advice from regional CAP advisers
  • Plan ahead for when we can resume normal working

See our latest Annual Report here

See our latest newsletter and sign up here

Download answers to FAQs about CAP here