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Drugs Housing and Homelessness - Strategic Issues

About this course: This course looks at the relationship between drug use and housing need. It highlights the linked problems of increased levels of drug use amongst people who are homeless, the increased risk that this drug use poses, and the barriers to services for people who are homeless and use drugs. It goes on to look at the spectrums of drug use and housing and models of housing that are inclusive rather than exclusive of drug users.

Duration: one day

Aimed at: Managers and commissioners engaged in or developing services for drug users who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Especially suitable for DAT housing leads, SP commissioners, housing project managers and others with a strategic lead. This course is NOT aimed at Front-line workers.

Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will:

Format: Taught sections, group discussion, work in small groups and pairs

Handouts: copies of OHPs and drugs facts will be provided; further reading lists are included

DANOS Modules: AA3, AA4, AB2, AC1, AD1, AF1, AF2, AG2, AG3, AL2, AK3, BA3

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