Publications

 

Events 

The ADP and Homeless Programme: Reducing Harm, Improving Care held a virtual launch event on 27 October 2021, read more about it here: Reducing Harm, Improving Care: Virtual launch flash report 

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. Read more about the event here: Sharing Practice Webinar Flash Report

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. Read more about the event here: Putting People First Webinar Flash Report

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. Read more about the event here: Approaching Equity Webinar Flash Report

 

Programme approach and findings

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. You can read more about our approach and findings here: Peer Research Flash Report

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. 

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, click on the themes below to read more: