Reducing Harm, Improving Care updates

NHS Scotland Event (June 2022)

On 21 and 22 June 2022 we presented a poster summary of the Reducing Harm, Improving Care work at the annual NHS Scotland Event. The annual NHS Scotland Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland to come together to consider the challenges, to share best practice and the most innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care, and to take away tools and techniques that will support them in their various roles.

See our poster here: NHS Scotland Event 2022: RHIC Poster

Family case study (May 2022)

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs worked with the programme to explore the experiences of loved ones and carers and found a wealth of benefits in involving families and carers in the design and delivery of services.

Continue reading: Family Case Study

Experience maps (May 2022)

We delved deeper into the complexity of people's experiences of service access when contending with homelessness and alcohol or drug use. The following experience maps share some of the challenges which people face on their journey through services.

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Peer research flash report (May 2022)

The ADP and Homeless Programme: Reducing Harm, Improving Care worked in partnership with Homeless Network Scotland and Scottish Drugs Forum to gather honest feedback on people's experiences of homelessness, alcohol and drugs.

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Approaching Equity webinar flash report (March 2022)

Our final webinar took place on Thursday 31 March 2022 focused on access to services with Louise Aitken of Scottish Drugs Forum, Tom Bennett from Scottish Recovery Consortium and Mags Moffat and Ryan Wisely of South Lanarkshire and Beacons.

Continue reading: Approaching Equity Webinar Flash Report

Putting People First webinar flash report (March 2022)

On Thursday 24 March 2022 we hosted a webinar discussing the importance of lived and living experience can drive improvement in services with special guests including Samantha Stewart of Scottish Drugs Forum, Claire Longmuir of Simon Community Scotland and Justina Murray of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

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Sharing Practice webinar flash report (March 2022)

On Thursday 17 March 2022 we hosted a webinar exploring how we can better support people affected by homelessness and substance use through joined-up services. Chaired by Ruth Robin with special guests including David Pentland of the Scottish Government, Lisa Ross of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Norma Howarth of Change, Grow Live.

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Virtual launch webinar flash report (October 2021)

The ADP and Homeless Programme: Reducing Harm, Improving Care held a virtual launch event on 27 October 2021.

Continue reading: Reducing Harm, Improving Care: Virtual launch flash report

Programme launch overview (August 2021)

The ADP and Homeless Programme: Reducing Harm, Improving Care was established to help deliver improvements in integration between homelessness, alcohol and drug services with the involvement of people accessing services to ensure that improvements focus on what matters. 

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