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Introducing …. Sarah Loftus Operations Manager alcohol services for the community ( asc ). Challenges. Identifying the problem Raising the subject Ensuring that all staff understand why and how the issue of alcohol will be addressed in the workplace

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Introducing

Introducing ….

Sarah Loftus

Operations Manager

alcohol services for the community (asc)


Challenges

Challenges

  • Identifying the problem

  • Raising the subject

  • Ensuring that all staff understand why and how the issue of alcohol will be addressed in the workplace

  • Finding a solution that benefits both the organisation as a whole and the individual


Challenges1

Challenges

Remember, problem drinking can take many forms:

  • Drinking during working hours

  • Drinking during breaks or before coming on shift

  • Regular heavy drinking outside of working hours

  • Getting drunk outside of working hours


Potential solutions

Potential solutions

Alcohol awareness

Education and training

Development and dissemination of an alcohol policy


Alcohol awareness

Alcohol Awareness

  • Resources

  • Information points

  • Workshops

  • Campaigns

  • Newsletter articles

    Keep alcohol “on the agenda” at all times


Education training

Education & training

  • Ideal for team leaders, supervisors, line managers, senior management, HR and occupational health teams

  • Learn to spot the signs, raise the subject sensitively yet effectively and provide a minimal or brief intervention

  • Duration and content can be tailored to your organisation


Expectations of an effective alcohol p olicy

Expectations of an effective alcohol policy

  • Accident/sickness/absenteeism rates will be reduced

  • Work performance will improve

  • Staff believed to have alcohol related problems will be offered treatment/referral/help

  • Treatment offered will be successful

  • Managers will acquire skills to administer the policy effectively


How asc can help

How asc can help

Develop …

  • Provide consultation to help you establish the aims and objectives of your policy

  • Support your working party to produce the policy

    Disseminate …

  • Assist with the implementation of the policy to ensure that all levels of staff understand what it is and how it is being implemented


James kingham project jkp

James Kingham Project (jkp)

  • Luton’s specialist alcohol service

  • Welcome referrals or self referrals

  • Open house @ Napier Road, Luton

    (drop in; key-working; programmes; late nights; women only)

  • Community support

    (primary care & acute settings; home visits)

  • Specialist support for under 25’s (alcohol and other drugs)


Thank you for listening

Thank you for listening

Any questions?

Sarah Loftus

Operations Manager

alcohol services for the community (asc)

Tel: 01582 723434

Email: [email protected]

www.alcohol-services.co.uk


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