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Kaleidoscope has substance user services which are a force for social change. We advocate for the rights of people who use drugs and work to end stigma.
The people that use our services achieve incredible things. Read about their journeys and feel inspired.
We can help you achieve your goals, manage drug and alcohol use, maintain recovery and find employment and housing.
Who are Kaleidoscope?
Today Kaleidoscope runs substance use projects across Wales and supports upwards of 10,000 people a year, but our story begins in Kingston upon Thames. It’s 1968 and sex and drugs are the height of fashion. Pubs close their doors at 11pm, unrest brews in the streets and large brawls erupt. A safe place is needed for Kingston’s youth to gather.
Kaleidoscope, set up within an urban church, became that place. The name reflected the shattered pieces of youth culture coming together, be they mods, rockers, teddy boys, hippies or Hell’s Angels – everyone was welcome at Kaleidoscope.Find out more.
"I turned to heroin to cope with OCD - now I want to help others."
After a decade battling drug addiction and negative mental health, Cullan Mais has come full circle. Now eight months free of heroin, he’s launched The Central Club podcast to help others overcome adversity.All Stories
"I’ve got my families' full support, but those without loved ones around them could be using more drugs and alcohol to fight loneliness."
As drug and alcohol referrals to our Powys services are just 32% of this time last year, Rachel is urging those struggling to seek help, despite lockdown conditions.All Stories
"It was a slippery slope. Before I knew it I was relying on alcohol to feel I belonged – to be outgoing, funny, one of the lads – it just got worse from there."
Champion Boxer Russell was getting hurt fighting for money just to fund his addiction - but now he's turned his life around and is helping others to do the same.All Stories
"I always thought, having the lived experience I had, that people would look down on me for jobs. But Kaleidoscope embraced it and now I can use it to help others."
Tony battled a 20 year addiction to heroin. Now he's mentoring others to overcome the challenges he's faced.All Stories
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