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Take Part: Framework for engaging people affected by substance use and homelessness

Framework for engaging people affected by substance use and homelessness

The Dundee Public Social Partnership(PSP) was established last year, following a successful workshop event held in the Steeple in January 2019. The PSP aims to improve outcomes for people affected by substance use and homelessness. In pursuing this aim, the PSP is seeking to ensure that people with lived experience will be involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of substance use and homelessness services. To achieve these outcomes, it will be necessary for the PSP to map partners’ current engagement activities, in order to identify gaps and areas for improvement.

A framework which sets out the principles  for engaging people with lived experience of substance use and  homelessness has been adopted by the PSP and endorsed by the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership. A copy of this framework is attached for your information. I would be grateful if you can use the attached template to set out your organisation’s current and planned engagement activities, with details of any areas for improvement. It would be helpful if you can return the complete and return the attached template to Neil Gunn at by no later than 17 November 2020.

If you need any further clarification about this exercise, please do not hesitate to contact myself on 07988039016, Ruth Brown on 01382 305722 or Penny Lorimer on 07719957849.

Please feel free to pass this communication on to other workers in your organisation and your network contacts, as appropriate.

Your support in taking this exercise forward will be much appreciated.

Lived Experience Engagement Framework 01.10.20

Lived Experience Mapping Template