Banned for Life by the NHS I recently met Meinir at a café in Neath. I got to know her because of the problems she was facing trying to get a script from the community drug service. I have to be honest that I was a little sceptical of her... read more →
The UK Recovery Walk: Shrewsbury The thing that changed people’s attitude towards gay people was Pride. The classic hit ‘Sing if you’re proud to be Gay’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glad_to_Be_Gay and the impact of the Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney http://www.mardigras.org.au/ and the Pride marches in the UK encouraged people to be true... read more →
This month Kaleidoscope's CEO, Martin Blakebrough, talks us through his submission to the Commission on Justice in Wales. He asks us to consider why people take drugs in the first place and where it all begins.
Kaleidoscope CEO, Martin Blakebrough, gives his opinion on the current issues surrounding medicinal cannabis:
Rage against the Machine There is plenty of rage about at the moment. The Brexit vote in part expressed that rage against the establishment. Theresa May and her government claim to be listening to that voice by forcing through Brexit at any cost. The Leave Campaign claimed to be... read more →
Alongside Martins usual monthly Blog, Kaleidoscope CEO, Martin Blakebrough discusses the importance of asking the simple question of "Are You OK?" in his first ever Vlog: https://youtu.be/dJD_a9UQuZQ Last month one of our employees, Lisa-Marie, partly because of her own life experience, championed the cause of ‘Don’t be a Bystander’. The campaign is... read more →
Later this month, if you are in Kingston, you may well see ‘For Sale Signs’ go up across the Kaleidoscope Site. The Church sadly closed late last year, whilst the hostel has become too expensive to develop and meet the needs of our current residents. In terms of the K2... read more →
As a harm reduction agency, Kaleidoscope does not try to force people to be abstinent from substances. Yet at the same time, as an agency committed to helping people struggling with addictions, we want to promote choice: the choice not to drink when going out, or simply drinking responsibly. One... read more →