Our services are people-focused, invested in helping individuals and adding to the community.
Back on the Road has supported more than 200 people in recovery by providing training in multiple skills, from metalwork to painting. Eight classic buses which have been displayed at Bridgeton have been transformed by our participants.
Staff at Back on the Road aim to provide an informal specialised alcohol and drug treatment support, encouraging participants to develop new skills and learn further about our community outreach work.
“This programme is more than about grease and oil, it is about community and employability for participants too.” David MacDonald, Alcohol and Drug Partnership Senior Officer
BOTR Participants can expect to learn:
Glasgow Kelvin College Community Achievement Award
The programme also offers support for participants interested in gaining qualifications through Glasgow Kelvin College SCQF Community Achievement Award Levels 4-7. The Community Achievement Awards are designed to support, recognise and accredit learning and achievement in a community setting. The framework of the Community Achievement Award encourages participants to work on their personal goals, to discuss their volunteer work at Back on the Road and to learn further about community-based development.
The Awards at SCQF level 4 support initial engagement with community activities, at SCQF levels 5 and 6 provide an effective support and supervision framework for volunteers and at SCQF level 7 support community engagement with service design. All participants can gain support from Back on the Road staff to support their studies.
I would like to thank you for the tour and information today. I found it very interesting and I felt very nostalgic, taking me back to my childhood and seeing the transport that were on the roads when I was young. I think that the work you all do is fantastic in restoring and preserving the history of transport.
Outreach Worker from the North East Recovery Community (NERC)
I am really enjoying the workshop, using the machinery and getting to know others. You never really see these types of vehicles anywhere else.
Back on the Road Participant
This programme is more than about grease and oil, it is about community and employability for participants too.
Senior Officer from the Alcohol and Drug Partnership
I feel more confident now.