What is Renfrewshire Alcohol & Drugs Partnership?
Renfrewshire Alcohol & Drugs Partnership has responisbility for addressing drug and alcohol issues in Renfrewshire. This means that various agencies come together as an ADP and work in partnership on issues related to alcohol and drugs. Renfrewshire ADP reports to the Community Planning Partnership. The Community Planning Partnership brings together public sector agencies (including the council, the police and the health service), voluntary organisations and local communities to plan what we want to achieve for Renfrewshire and how we can work together to do this
Renfrewshire ADP was established in 2009 and comprises of representatives from Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Renfrewshire Council, Engage Renfrewshire, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Services, Scottish Prison Service and Job Centre Plus. Representatives from the Service User Network also attend ADP meetings. The ADP's main aim is to support people to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
In Renfrewshire, the chair of the ADP is David Leese (pictured below) who is also the Chief Officer of Renfrewshire Health and Care Partnership. The Vice Chair is Dr. Mathis Heydtmann, Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist based at Royal Alexandra Hospital.
ADPs report to the Community Planning Partnership and Scottish Government. There are a number of key outcomes that ADPs are required to work towards:
1. Health: People are healthier and experience fewer risks as a result of alcohol and drug use.
2. Prevalence: Fewer adults and children are drinking or using drugs at levels or patterns that are damaging to themselves or others
3. Recovery: Individuals are improving their health, well-being and life-chances by recovering from problematic drug and alcohol use
4. Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse & Families: Children and family members of people misusing alcohol and drugs are safe, well-supported and have improved life chances
5. Community Safety: Communities and individuals live their lives safe from alcohol and drug related offending and anti-social behaviour
6. Local Environment: People live in positive health-promoting local environments where alcohol and drugs are less readily available
7. Services: Alcohol and drugs prevention, treatment and support service sare high quality, continually improving, efficient, evidence based and responsive, ensuring people move through treatment into sustained recovery
Our priorities for 2015 - 2018 are
You can read more about our priorities and how we intend to address them in our Strategy section
Renfrewshire ADP's logo was designed by Service Users from the Torley Unit and a local artist named Albi Taylor.