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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Duration:
2 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 March 2013

Geraldine James presents the Radio 4 Appeal for the National Association for Children of Alcoholics
(N.A.C.O.A)
Reg Charity:1009143
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope N.A.C.O.A.

  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics

    An estimated 1 million children in the UK are living with a parent whose drinking is a problem.The National Association for Children of Alcoholics provides support for children living with an
    alcohol dependent parent, who has neither acknowledged nor sought help for their drinking.The core of our work is a free, confidential helpline that aims to provide children with information and advice.


    For many children, a Nacoa volunteer will be the first person they have told about what is happening at home.We help them to understand that it's okay to talk about the problem and explore ways that they can take care of themselves.Nacoa also aims to support the professionals working with children by offering training about how to talk to them about parental drinking and putting them in touch with local services.The charity relies on trained volunteers to staff the helpline and respond to children in need of support.

     

    In 2012 Nacoa was extremely proud to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service,
    a testament to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Donations to the Nacoa Radio 4 Appeal will help ensure that we continue to pick up the phone
    to children who otherwise would have nowhere to turn.

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    National Association for Children of Alcoholics Helpline

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics Helpline

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    National Association for Children of Alcoholics volunteers
    National Association for Children of Alcoholics volunteers
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