The Connections service works to develop and deliver drug and/or alcohol-related projects, events and initiatives whilst working closely with local community groups and forums, service user representatives and/or networks and with drug and alcohol service providers to ensure that the DACT is made aware of any emerging trends, issues of concern and gaps or pressures in service delivery.
- Support existing and develop new initiatives that address
alcohol and drug related harm in urban and rural areas, including
inter-agency/cross partnership working with relevant partners, including
Policing and Community Safety Partnerships
- Ensure that the
Drug and Alcohol Monitoring Information System (DAMIS) is promoted and
supported and that the Local Drugs and Alcohol and Community Incident
Protocol1 is operated effectively when required.
- Advocate and promote adherence to existing legislation concerning regulation
capacity for those working and volunteering in the community sector to
ensure that they have access to relevant information/resources on
alcohol and drugs and that they can then provide information, support
and signposting to those affected by substance misuse in their
communities Use local media and social media, along with PHA, service
provider and partner websites to raise awareness of local alcohol and
drug services, issues or concerns
- Participate in the roll out
of regional initiatives/pieces of work with the other local Community
Alcohol and Drugs Information and Networking Services.
- Build on, or establish, links with existing local and community infrastructures.
Ballymena - 028 2568 9306
Service Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Funder - Public Health Agency