Crew is a national Scottish charity established in 1992 by a group of community activists and peer educators. Our skilled, diverse volunteers support and enhance the work of our professional staff team in Crew’s outreach, training and drop-in services. A team of qualified counsellors deliver our person centred counselling service in Edinburgh.
We neither condemn nor condone drug use, but believe there are ways to reduce harm for the significant numbers of our fellow citizens who decide to use them.
We want to ensure that people have the best information available in order to make up their own mind about whether they should or shouldn't use drugs. We point out the dangers in using drugs, and if people are still intent on using them we suggest ways to use them which may be safer than others.
We work closely with other agencies, in the private, public and voluntary sectors, and always strive to provide a professional service to the public. We don't wait for young people to develop problems with their drug use - our services reach out to where young people are and where they use their drug.
Community development approach
We are continually learning from drug users as well as from colleagues in a variety of sectors & from around the world. Crew's model of work has been successfully incorporated into services across the globe. Crew adopts a community developmental approach to working with people, and therefore does not copyright any of its resources or materials, believing that they come from the community and should be freely available to the community.