March /April 2013
The May/June edition of LDAN News takes a look at the worsening state for Homelessness in the capital, and reviews the latest Stonewall Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health Survey and the effects of drug and alcohol use for gay men. Other news stories include cannabis cultivation in the city, and an update on the Troubled Families initiative.
The March/April edition features interviews with the London Mayoral candidates as we get their views on drug and alcohol issues ahead of the election. Other stories include proposals for alcohol sobriety orders in the capital, plus news from the latest Mixmag clubbers survey and reports of rising TB rates in London.
The January/February issue features a look at London getting the UK's first Police and Crime Commissioner. Other stories discuss the new Sentencing Council Guidelines, the debate over the legal status of khat and a new report from the Science and Technology Select Committee which takes a look at how the introduction of alcohol units has affected attitudes and behaviour towards drinking.
The November/December edition highlights the launch of LDAN's research into women involved in prostitution. There is also a report into the National Treatment Agency Annual Treatment Stats and news items on how alcohol is the top priority of the new London Health Improvement Board and London's declining cocaine use.
Developing First Line Managers
25th September 2013
24th October 2013
19th November 2013
11th December 2013
Developing First Line Managers is a part-time programme of management development for first line managers in the drug and alcohol field – including team leaders and service managers.
This programme of workshops has been developed to meet the initial training needs of those who have recently taken up positions as managers of London drug and alcohol services. It is particularly aimed at those who have recently moved from practitioner to management positions, and are managing at least one member of staff. It offers an opportunity for these managers to develop greater confidence and management skills. It also provides the opportunity to work with colleagues from the sector to focus on their practice, and enhance both their own development and that of their organisation. This programme is being repeated for the twenty-second time now, following positive feedback from participants on all the twenty-one previous courses, and demand from senior managers.
The course is made up of four one-day workshops. These workshops are:
- Managing yourself
- Managing staff
- Managing change
- Managing for the future
Each of these workshops has a set of learning outcomes(PDF) that the participant should expect to meet by the end of the day.
If you want more information on the outcomes please contact LDAN (email@example.com or 020 7234 9730)
More information and booking:
March 2012 - LDAN/DrugScope briefing on Police and Crime Commissioners
DrugScope/LDAN have produced a new briefing explaining how the arrival of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners might impact the drug and alcohol sector. While elections for most of the police forces across England aren’t due to take place until November, the transition happened in the capital at the beginning of the year, with the Mayor assuming the responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners. Day to day responsibilities will rest with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime currently chaired by the deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse.
To see the briefing, follow this link: http://tiny.cc/LDAN_PCC
March 2012 - DrugScope/LDAN and eATA merger
DrugScope /LDAN have announced that it will be merging with eATA, a charity and membership body that represents voluntary and independent treatment services.
Announcing the planned merger, Steve Cooke, Chair of the eATA Board of Trustees said:
“By joining forces with DrugScope we can create an even stronger voice for the whole sector while maximising cost efficiencies and long term sustainability.”
In recent months, eATA has been working closely with the Recovery Partnership (DrugScope, the Recovery Group UK and the Substance Misuse Skills Consortium) through an ‘Expert Group’ on residential rehabilitation.