- short packages designed to meet the needs of your team
- evidence based methodologies based on good practice
- modifiable training based on DANOS (the Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards)
Finding relevant courses.We have developed courses to meet the needs of many types of workers across the health and social care sector. Use the links on the course information pages or the ones before to take you to relevant pages.
- Courses for keyworkers - these materials are designed for people who have key working responsibilities for clients who have drugs and alcohol problems.
- Courses for managers - these packages look at some of the cores issues that managers in drugs and alcohol face - and in particular issues to do with appraisal, supervision and performance management.
- Courses for social work departments - care managers and other key workers in social work departments have case loads where drugs and alcohol problems are major issues yet workers often feel very under skilled. These courses help to fill the skills gap,
- Courses for housing organisations - housing support workers and staff in hostels are often the people who have to deal with clients who have fallen between the gaps in other systems. They need many of the core skills of drugs and alcohol workers in terms of risk assessment, care planning and relapse prevention.
Our vision is to develop creative ways that enable people to take better control of life and work situations.
To this end we will develop processes that empower people by:
creating safe and enjoyable learning environments
using the evidence base and DANOS (the Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards) to inform course design and delivery
assuring them of their innate skills and unrealised abilities
developing a real sense of self-awareness and self-worth
offering feedback and constructive criticism
Many of our courses are designed and delivered in association with DrugScope
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms - to individuals, families and communities. We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate - particularly in the media - and speak for our member organisations working on the ground. .