Following retirement for Barbara and redundancy for Alison, they discovered an enormous gap in service provision in relation to VSA. After researching the subject they decided to launch a new charity —evolve was founded.
Whilst concentrating on prevention through education, evolve will engage with those who abuse these substances, many of whom know there’s a better path to be on but just don’t know how to get there. evolve will strive to help them with the provision of counselling and family support.
Working within the community, evolve hopes to enable those who abuse to identify their value, redefine their sense of self, make positive choices, and seek to a brighter future … all before “at risk” becomes “inevitable” through its specific service provision of education, early intervention, counselling and family support programmes.