Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

CAPs offer a range of alcohol-free activities for young people to enhance their confidence, health and wellbeing.


Climbing-wallCAP encourages local partnerships to conduct an early assessment of the leisure and diversionary activities available for young people in their area, to consult with them about what they’d like to do, and look at ways to increase choice and accessibility.
As well as enhancing young people's confidence, mental and physical health and well- being, these activities are also an excellent opportunity to deliver alcohol education in an informal setting.

Most CAPs work closely with existing leisure and sports facilities, using youth clubs, youth buses and local cafes to provide opportunities for young people to drop in and meet in a supervised, safe environment.

Involving young people in the process gives them a sense of ownership and sends an important message that their voice matters. It has also led to some innovative projects, including baking and cookery sessions, music events, gardening projects, mindfulness based meditation, martial arts and Manga drawing classes.

 

 

This innovative partnership is an excellent example of how public bodies, charities and private companies can work together to resolve a community problem. Not only have the partners contributed to the success of the project but also the youngsters of Brecon, whose involvement and commitment have also contributed to this success.

Councillor John Powell
Cabinet Member for Trading Standards
Powys County Council

See our latest Annual Report here

See our latest newsletter and sign up here

Download answers to FAQs about CAP here