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New National Drugs Strategy Released

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 At the quarterly NECG meeting in Brighton on the 11th August 2017,Read More …

Bradley Report Group

Theresa Tainton

On 20th March the NECG were invited to the Royal College of Nurses to hear a review of the Bradley Report. Click here for more information. The Bradley Report is a report and list of recommendations looking at the criminal system and how it looks after offenders with mental health and learning difficulties from early intervention and first contact with police through to prison discharge and resettlement. Myself, Pete from Nottingham IF group and Sarah from CFE attended for the NECGRead More …

Why women with multiple needs don’t engage with services

Colette Cronshaw is one of the founding members of Women’s Voices in Inspiring Change Manchester. Women’s Voices is a group of dynamic women with lived experience who want to speak out about their experiences and work to change women’s lives for the better. They come together to get stuff done in a way that supports and respect each other. They’ve had different experiences, come from different backgrounds and are at different stages of their journey but want other women to join them, supportRead More …