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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


Forums in glasgow

Forums in Glasgow


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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