A Little bit of CADAS history and what we are about
Cadas was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned individuals and professionals in the field who wanted to provide a service for the people of Cumbria who suffered from the effects of alcohol and drugs. It was registered as a charity in the same year.
It became a Company Limited By Guarantee in 1993 (number 2585199) but remains a Registered Charity (number 1002201).
In the last 30 years cadas has grown to its current size with around 20 paid staff and some 60 volunteers, operating from 5 centres across Cumbria.
We continue to provide our drug and alcohol service to individuals and now offer help to families, communities and employers with training and information provision.
We believe that our major strengths are our independence, our commitment to people and communities, our non-judgemental approach and our accessibility.
If you are ready for change, we can help to bring it about for you, your family and friends, and for your community.