Local Groups Team Up To Just Walk

Walkers from community groups across West Dunbartonshire have joined forces to celebrate National Walking Month. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol’s (DACA) Walk and Talk group invited walkers from local voluntary organisations to join them on their Step Count Challenge. Armed with pedometers to measure their steps the 27 walkers from DACA, Y-Sort It, West Dunbartonshire …

Alcohol Charity Celebrates Funding Success

A local charity which supports people with alcohol problems is celebrating a five-year funding award from the Big Lottery Fund. Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) will use the £389,172 to set up the Steps to Recovery project. This builds on DACA’s previous partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, which concluded successfully in December. Mags …

Charity Recipe Book Launch

A local alcohol support charity has launched its second recipe book as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The book, ‘40 Feasts for Foodies’, showcases the work of the charity’s popular cooking group Come Dine With DACA. Now in its fourth year, the group has grown from teaching basic cooking skills to cooking more advanced …

Volunteer Counsellors Needed

Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) is looking for volunteers to join their counselling team and train as alcohol counsellors. Basic training will take place over 6 – 9 months beginning in September 2017 with an ongoing commitment of 3 hours per week for 2 years. All fees and travel costs will be met by …

Your Community Has Voted

In community halls and centres across West Dunbartonshire young, old and every age in between turned out to cast their votes. But instead of crosses on ballot papers to elect politicians, there were tiddlywinks in tubs to vote for projects and ideas which would improve local communities. In packed halls bids were heard for gardening …

Charity’s Anniversary Celebrations

Photos by Charlie Sherry and film by Tommy Crocket The grounds of Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) were packed on Friday for a summer garden party and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. The local charity has supported thousands of people affected by alcohol problems since it was …