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Westminster Briefing: The Future for Drug and Alcohol Action

Thursday 15 March 2012

Westminster, London


 

This event will also run in Manchester on 28th March, for details please click here 

 

 

The Context

Drug and alcohol treatment services play a vital role in ensuring safe and healthy communities. The landscape in which they operate is changing though with future drug funding to be divided between Local Directors of Public Health and Police and Crime Commissioners, while a new Alcohol Strategy will outline future Government action for tackling alcohol misuse. What do these and other developments mean for frontline practitioners and services?

 

 

The Issues

Key issues to be addressed at this Policy and Practice Briefing include:

  • How much progress has been made in delivering the Government’s drug strategy?

  • What does the Alcohol Strategy mean for stakeholders?

  • How will new funding and commissioning arrangements work?

  • How much of an impact will Police and Crime Commissioners have over drug services?

  • How are payment by results schemes developing?

  • What more can be done to tackle alcohol misuse in our communities?

  • How can drug and alcohol treatment services become more aligned?

  • What will service provision look like in the future?

  • Do DAAT teams have a future?

The Event

Participants at this Westminster Briefingwill be briefed about and discuss current and future developments affecting the delivery of drug and alcohol services.

The morning session will focus on drugs, examining the implications of the Government’s approach for frontline practitioners and services.

The afternoon session will concentrate on alcohol, looking at the Government’s new strategy, what more can be done to tackle alcohol misuse in our communities and the future for Drug and Alcohol Action Teams.

 

 

Who Should Attend?

All those with a working interest in this important area, including: DAATs, community safety teams, local health services, CSPs, the police, prison/probation, elected members, central government departments & bodies, academia, and voluntary sectors.

 

Visit the website for this event to download booking form or register online