Community Alcohol Partnerships

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) are part of a UK wide initiative set up to tackle underage drinking and reduce risk and vulnerability for young people in communities.

Local CAPs are established and run by people from a variety of organisations within their communities, including retailers. Each local partnership identifies its own priorities – these might include reducing alcohol related anti-social behaviour, alcohol litter, proxy purchase, sales to under 18s, parents supplying children with alcohol, vulnerability of children or young adults and safeguarding of children from sexual exploitation.

Current operational CAPS in Lancashire.

Burnley

Fylde

Hyndburn

Lancaster

Preston

Rossendale

Skelmersdale

How to set up a CAP in your area

The national CAP organisation identifies local needs, facilitates the assembly of the local team, offers start-up funding and expert advice, provides a toolkit of interventions, shares best practice gathered across the national CAP network and supplies a rigorous evaluation system.

If you are interested in establishing a CAP in your local area please contact the CAP North West Regional Adviser-  Jayne Boote (Community Alcohol Partnerships)

Useful documents