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Recovery Friendly Communities? Communities Sub-group and GRAND. Voices of Hope and Optimism  Scottish Parliament  23 rd March 2009. Recovery Friendly Communities?. Recovery friendly communities – Idea(l)s? Recovery friendly communities – Actual? Communities Sub-group and Partners

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Recovery Friendly Communities?

Communities Sub-group and GRAND

Voices of Hope and Optimism Scottish Parliament  23rd March 2009

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Recovery Friendly Communities?

  • Recovery friendly communities – Idea(l)s?
  • Recovery friendly communities – Actual?
    • Communities Sub-group and Partners
    • Glasgow’s planning structures
    • Glasgow GRAND week
    • Impact and Outcomes
communities sub group
Communities Sub-group
  • Re-established March 2004
  • Reports to Glasgow City Addictions PIG
  • A partnership: services / organisations / drug & alcohol forums / voluntary & community sector / user involvement / family support
  • Aim: ‘Protecting our communities from drug and alcohol related crime and antisocial behaviour’
  • Alcohol Development Worker (March 06) and Alcohol Initiatives Fund
working groups
Working Groups
  • Training and Development
    • Action Plan
    • Seminars and events (e.g. Cocaine in communities; Community involvement; Licensing Act & community issues)
  • Communications
    • Website www.glasgowgrand.org
  • GRAND steering group
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Glasgow City Drug & Alcohol Planning Structures

Glasgow Community Safety Partnership

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Alcohol & Drug Action Team

Glasgow City Addictions Planning & Implementation Group (APIG)

  • Working Groups
  • Training / Development
  • Communications

Communities

Sub-group

Training/Employment Sub-group

  • GRAND Week
  • Steering Group
  • City Centre Event

Prevention & Education

Network (PEN)

Community Safety Forums

Drug & Alcohol

Forums

Community

Councils, etc

grand week
GRAND week
  • Took place September 2007 and 2008
  • Aims:
    • Raise awareness
    • Get communities involved
    • Build partnerships and networks
  • 3 elements: city centre showcase; area events; local activities
  • Formal evaluation
organisation co ordination and funding
Organisation, Co-ordination and Funding
  • GRAND Week Steering group; city centre programme; communications
  • Local steering groups x 5
  • Budget c.£55k
    • Local Grants Scheme (£15k)
    • Area Event Awards (£10k)
    • City Centre Showcase (£12.5k)
    • Promotions and publicity (£17.5k)
  • Evaluation (£10k)
achievements
Achievements
  • Consistent messages (Glasgow and local view)
  • Information exchange (funding, policy, practice)
  • Resource sharing
  • Networking / Building partnerships
  • Tackle discrimination / reduce stigma
  • Research (The Ripple Effect)
  • Develop and promote opportunities
  • Mutual support
  • Funding: approx £400k direct to forums/groups (plus £160k development/support)
outcomes
Outcomes?

Enable communities that promote:

  • Recovery
  • Receptiveness
  • Responsiveness
  • Rehabilitation
  • Regeneration
further information
Further Information

www.glasgowgrand.org

Stephen Birrell, Chair, Communities Sub-group

Senior Policy Officer, Glasgow Community & Safety Services

Tel: 276 7654 / [email protected]

Lee Craig, Alcohol Development Worker,

Glasgow Community & Safety Services

Tel: 276 7652 / [email protected]

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