The 2020-21 Ministerial Priorities have been considered in the development of the relevant sub-group Delivery Plan and are summarised as follows:
- A recovery orientated approach which reduces harms and prevents alcohol and drugs deaths
- Update and implement plans to reduce deaths from alcohol and other drugs
- Implement the Drug Death Task Forces six evidence based strategies to reduce drug- related deaths.
- Continue to improve access to naloxone in the community and on release from custodial and hospital settings
- Establish protocols between mental health/alcohol and drug services to support improved access and outcomes
- Deliver services in line with the Quality Principles, including clear plans to respond to the individualised recommendations within the Care Inspectorate Reports
- Ensure mechanisms are in place for people with lived and living to be involved in delivering, planning and developing services
- Continued delivery against the Waiting Times Standard.
- Implement DAISy before the end of 2020 in line with national implementation plans
- A whole family approach on alcohol and drugs
In preparation for the development of a whole families approach:
- Improve understanding of the experience of family members whose loved one is in treatment / uses alcohol and/ or drugs problematically
- Map existing investment in and scope of family support services used by people with alcohol / drug problems
- A public health approach to justice for alcohol and drugs
- Identify the investment, outcomes and outputs delivered by alcohol and drug services which act as a diversion measure from justice including those services which work with people as a condition of sentence, in prison or leaving prison / voluntary through care.
- Develop improvement plans as needed
- Education, prevention and early intervention on alcohol and drugs
- Develop plans to address stigma surrounding alcohol and drugs, ensuring appropriate use of language and identifying and improve capacity for advocacy
- Ensure those in leadership roles and integral to the ADP strategy engage within people with lived living experience
- Meet the Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) Standard to with 80% of ABIs delivered in priority settings.
- Support the delivery of the SG’s Count 14 campaign to raise awareness of the UK CMOs lower-risk maximum weekly drinking guidelines. Amplify the campaign at a local level utilising partnerships, media and online resources.
- A reduction in the attractiveness, affordability and availability of alcohol
- Engage with Licensing Forums, local partners and Licensing Boards to address overprovision and control availability of alcohol, in line with the licensing objectives
Cross Cutting work
- Implement the Partnership Delivery Framework to Reduce the Use of and Harm from Alcohol and Drugs
- Contingency Planning in relation to COVID-19