SCARD helps to relieve distress amongst people who have lost a loved one or have been injured or affected by drunk or reckless driving. We do this by providing emotional and practical support through a telephone helpline, support groups, personal support system and offering free counselling at our offices.
Our national helpline is manned by real people 365 days a year from 9am to 9pm, including all Bank Holidays.
We can arrange a personally planned support system including sourcing counselling and arranging contact with other bereaved people who have been through similar experiences. We offer email contact for those who don’t feel ready to speak.
In 1994 we set up an annual remembrance service which now takes place throughout the country – please contact us for the one nearest to you. SCARD Oakleaf Memorial Service, the largest service in the north, is held annually at Leeds Minster.
SCARD also works closely with its sister charity CADD (Campaign against Drink Driving) to build awareness of the dangers on our roads through campaigns for changes to the current legislations relating to road incidents. We also deliver educational, awareness-building workshops to groups and individuals.