Aim of the Partnership
The Falkirk Alcohol and Drug Partnership is a strategic body comprised of senior members from a wide range of partners. These include representatives from:
Housing – Education – Police – Social Work (Children and Adult Services) – NHS – Criminal Justice Social Work – Statutory and 3rd Sector Substance Use Services including Young People’s Service – Scottish Prison Service – Employment Training Unit
Each brings their own perspective and input in relation to how the Partnership’s aims and outcomes are to be achieved.
Through its work, the ADP will aim to:
- decrease alcohol and drug related problems and use in the Falkirk area
- improve the lives of those harmed by substance use (including children and young people)
- challenge stigma and promote opportunities for health improvement, harm reduction, treatment and recovery
The Falkirk ADP Delivery Plan takes account of both local and national priorities (determined by Scottish Government).
Locally, the Strategic Outcome and Local Delivery (SOLD) plan has a priority of “Minimising the Impact of Substance Use”. Within the SOLD plan, the following actions have been identified as being priorities in relation to minimising the impact of substance use.
- Address the stigma of seeking support
- Promote and provide opportunities for recovery
- Seek to prevent FASD and to understand and meet the needs of young people affected by Foetal Alcohol Harm
- Support people with Alcohol Related Brain Injury
- Challenge harmful perceptions of norms within our communities
- Reduce the number of drug related deaths and near fatal overdoses
Meetings of the ADP
The ADP meets 4 times per year with additional development sessions focusing on specific issues outwith this.
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