Posts in the category of: COA

Research: The Parliamentary Campaign to Support Britain’s 2.5 million innocent victims of alcohol

by Liam Byrne | 15.02.16

  Dear friends,   This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament. You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.   Last week, the All Party Group on Children of Alcoholics published ground-breaking research […]

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Research: David Stafford NACOA Lecture – 15th Feb 2016

by Liam Byrne | 15.02.16

  Dear friends,   This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament.   You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.   With all best wishes   Liam   Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP […]

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Research: BBC Breakfast interview on campaign to support children of alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 08.02.16

Dear friends, Today I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast as part of the cross-party campaign to support the children of alcoholics. You can watch the interview here:     You might also want to check out the report BBC Breakfast did here: Most local councils don’t have any special services to support children of alcoholics […]

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Break the Silence to Break the Cycle – Parliamentary Campaign for support for Children of Alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 08.02.16

Dear friends, Today we launched a cross-party campaign in Parliament for support for children of alcoholics, as new FOI data from across England reveals that no local authority has a specific plan to help Britain’s 2.5 million innocent victims of alcohol. Alcohol harm is Britain’s 3rd biggest public health risk after obesity and smoking – and […]

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My name is Liam and my father was an alcoholic

by Liam Byrne | 30.11.15

Last week I made the hardest speech I have given in the House of Commons. I got up and talked about my life as the child of an alcoholic. My father, Dermot, was an extraordinary guy. The son of Irish immigrants, he was bright, charismatic and chippy. He battered his way into grammar school and […]

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