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Policy, Strategy And Research

Tim Leighton on drugs, alcohol, crime and health

 Tim talks about about the relationship between health and crime and the role of  'deviance' and 'class'.

Susanne MacGregor on Managerialism

Susanne describes the difference between professionalism and managerialism. "Managerialism attacks the professions."

Robin Davidson on models for understanding Substance Use

Robin Davidson describes the different paths the alcohol field and the drugs field have taken.

Griffith Edwards on his hope that we keep the door open to drug users

Griffith explains why he believes research efforts need to support the future of the field that has compassion for drug users.

Martin Routledge on Cross Sector Commissioning

Martin discusses the opportunities presented by the changes in Adult Social Care. "There has been a change in the aspirations of people on the receiving end".

These are Martins personal opinions and not those of CSIP.

Martin Routledge on Choice and Control in Public Services

Martin probes the changes being bought about by consumer choice in Adult Social Care and explores how this may play out into the future.

These are Martins personal opinions and not those of CSIP.

Tim Leighton on Resource Choices

 Tim talks about the need to generate developments in the absence of research funding

David Best on asking the right questions

 David presents an example: when we get caught at the 'front end' asking questions of people newly in service.

Ian Wardle on Innovation

Ian Wardle clarifies what he means by innovation when talking about developments in the drugs field.

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Lifeline Project and FEAD
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