Kensington Palace visit
On 30th October twelve people using our The Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) Friends and Family service enjoyed a guided tour around Kensington Palace and its gardens.
The guided tour was led by Nigel Eggleston, DAWS ETE Manager, who is a volunteer guide at the Palace and also organised access to a private room for lunch and a quiz. After lunch everyone was then able to explore the Palace and its grounds on their own.
John Taylor, DAWS Family and Carers Lead said:
“Everyone really enjoyed the day out and for friends and family members of people that use drugs or alcohol it was a positive a distraction from the everyday impact that this can sometimes have on them.
“We want to thank Kensington Palace for their generous hospitality and access to a royal residence and grounds. We learnt lots of interesting things about the Kings and Queens who lived in the Palace, especially Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children.”
DAWS is the substance misuse treatment service for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminster.
The Families and Friends team offers free and confidential support to people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use. Our service helps family members, carers, partners or friends to regain control over their own life, whether or not the drug or alcohol user is also receiving help.