Thank You Trowbridge Town Council

Thank You Trowbridge Town Council

Families Out Loud, who work to support families of addicts in Wiltshire, would like to say a huge thank you to Trowbridge Town Council for their generous grant of £500. This will enable us to connect with those who need our help through drop-in sessions at Trowbridge...
Christmas, Families & Addiction

Christmas, Families & Addiction

When a person has an addiction, the reality is that it is not only that person who is affected – partners, parents, siblings, friends and neighbours can all find their lives upturned and decimated by someone else’s addictive behaviour. Unfortunately it is easy...
The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

As many of you know addiction creates havoc within families, often making Christmas a difficult time of year. Someone is missing from the dinner table – are they alone, cold, hungry? Or someone is sitting at the table – will they be disruptive,...
Addicts relapse during COVID-19

Addicts relapse during COVID-19

All our lives have been affected by Covid-19. In Wiltshire we’ve had much more freedom than other areas, but that has changed again with the imposition of a second national lockdown. Groundhog Day springs to mind. With no end in sight, news from a friend that her son...
Two great new ways you can help us raise funds

Two great new ways you can help us raise funds

The Co-operative Society – donations to local causes The Co-op donates money to local communities and allows members to select their preferred charities. You can now nominate Families Out Loud as your Co-op local cause by going into your Co-op account and selecting...

Trustee Vacancies

Trustee vacancies   Families Out Loud (FOL) supports families of addicts in Wiltshire, through one-to-one counselling and support group meetings. In April 2020, all FOL services were moved online and, as a result, our client base has grown. The social impact of...
Alcoholism is not a disease

Alcoholism is not a disease

Within the medical profession the idea that alcoholism is a disease is controversial. Advocates argue that although the use of alcohol is initially voluntary, in some individuals it flicks a switch in the brain which means they no longer have control over how much...

A great big thank you!

Families Out Loud is pleased to announce that we have recently received funding from Wiltshire Community Foundation, St James’ Trust and Comic Relief & Groundworks. Their very generous financial support will allow us to continue helping families of addicts...