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At midnight last night the National Drugs Strategy was formally published by the government. The NECG were initially consulted on this strategy back in February 2016 (please see earlier posts). We have been notified by the Home Office that a representative will attend a future NECG meeting to feedback to the group, in the meantime the strategy is available to read: 2017 07 14 – 2017 Drug Strategy
Experts from the NECG were surprised to find out how few individuals from BME backgrounds were engaging with services on the Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with Multiple Needs programme. Consequently, they undertook research to understand why BME communities weren’t engaging with services and what the programme was doing to engage the communities.
In order to gain a perspective of severe and multiple disadvantage, from LGBT point of lived experience. We had to connect feedback from The Manchester LGBT Core Group, to members of The LGBT NECG Core Group. In Greater Manchester we have heard many experiences of LGBT asylum seekers. Who have come to the UK, fleeing persecution,imprisonment and death. Leaving behind every connection to who they are as a person, then having to prove they are LGBT, or face deportation. TheRead More …
Voices of Experience: Best Practice in Service User Involvement for Women Facing Multiple Disadvantage
On July 20th 2016, AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) held a seminar to explore the themes of best practice around service user involvement for women facing multiple disadvantage. The seminar provided an opportunity to explore existing models, best practice and to hear from experts by experience themselves. Two members of the NECG attended the seminar to provide evidence