Drug Misuse Commission Call for Evidence18/04/18
Dundee’s recently-launched Drug Misuse Commission is asking for input from professionals who help support people with substance problems in our city’s communities.
City partners have set up the specialist panel as a response to the increasing number of drug-related deaths locally.
Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside and all partners in the city are determined to take action to address these issues.
Through its investigations the independent commission will scrutinise local services and make recommendations on how the situation can be addressed.
This commission is being supported by local and national politicians and local service commissioners and managers,
Its independence will enable it to be rigorous and thorough while also acknowledging the challenges faced by local services.
There will also be considerable emphasis given to the voices of those with lived experience.
The commission is keen to develop a stronger evidence base, going beyond the data to look at what is happening in practice.
Through this initial call for evidence, the commission wants to understand how the work of professionals across Dundee in supporting those who have problematic drug use can make a positive difference to their outcomes.
Specifically, the commission is interested in:
1. What are the challenges and barriers we face in Dundee to developing opportunities for supporting those who have problematic drug use and their families?
2. What examples are there of support and treatment improving the lives of those who have problematic drug use and their families in Dundee?
3. We would also like to know what issues you think (and why) the Commission needs to investigate and report on?
Once the Commission is fully up-and-running and had time to consider the responses to this initial Call for Evidence, a further Call for Evidence will be issued.
Responses to this initial Call for Evidence can be submitted via post or email to:
Figure 8 (Dundee Drug Misuse Commission), 1st Floor, 30 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD1 4AF
All responses must be received by Friday 11th May 2018.