The Bow café

A drop-in community café run by Quarriers Arrows Service in Elgin.

The Bow café

Overview

The café is supported by volunteers and Moray Food Plus who facilitate donations from local supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Grahams and Marks & Spencer.

The partnership with the local stores ensures they have minimal food waste preventing good quality food going to landfill. The food recovery initiative allows the café to prepare and provide quality meals and fresh baking to be enjoyed by the public.

Weekly groups and sessions

Tuesday

NA offers support for life – it is a community of people who have overcome their drug problem, and who are freely available to help those who also have the desire to live life drug free. It costs nothing to be a NA member, you are a member of NA when you say you are, there are no waiting lists for NA if anyone wants to attend a meeting they just need to show up.

There are no musts in NA, we don’t keep records of who goes to our meetings, our members cross all spectrums of society and range in age from teenagers to OAP’s, everyone is equal and equally welcome.

Having over 1000 meetings a week in the UK alone represents many thousands of once desperate addicts living a drug free and productive life with the support of their fellow recovering addicts. Worldwide there are approximately 76,000 weekly meetings in 143 countries.

Can you play a musical instrument? Ever thought of learning to play? We are looking for anyone with an interest or ear for music to join the fun. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to come along and participate, listen, chat and meet new people with similar interests. Fun, friendly atmosphere, instruments provided, all welcome.p – 3.30 to 5.30pm – The Bow café

Wednesday

Smart Recovery is a peer led approach that helps participants build up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. SMART Recovery 4-point programme: building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours, living a balanced life. People can stay with SMART as long as they wish, there is no requirement to make a lifetime commitment to the programme, just to their recovery and leading a healthier life.

Quarriers Arrows Service

A service offering support to people and families in Moray who are affected by substance use.