TWO Renfrewshire projects that support people battling drug addiction have been awarded a welcome funding boost.

Youth Interventions, based in Linwood, has banked almost £36,000 from the Scottish Government’s Local Support Fund.

The mental health service, which helps teenagers who are suffering as a result of addiction or poor mental health, will use its windfall to continue providing therapeutic support.

Meanwhile, the Paisley-based RCA Trust has been awarded £18,000 to help fund its work to provide support for local people in recovery, as well as their families.

Confirming details of the financial support, Drugs Policy Minister Angela Constance said: “I am pleased we have been able to support these organisations to improve and extend their services.

“The Local Support Fund will help community-based projects increase their capacity so they can reach more people who experience problem drug use and offer increased support to them and their families.”

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