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George Waddell

George Waddell

East Ayrshire User Involvement Devlopment Officer

George joined SDF’s User Involvement team in November 2014 after having worked in the Mental Health/Substance Use field for over 25 years. George previously managed a wide range of Phoenix Futures & Momentum Skills Drug & Alcohol treatment Residential and Community-led services throughout Scotland and was also the Phoenix Futures Addiction Team Manager within HMP Barlinnie Glasgow. He has also designed a range Drug & Alcohol treatment community services for both Phoenix Futures and Momentum skills.

The primary focus of his work is to initiate/sustain User Involvement including developing and implementing a range of User Involvement work. The aims of this work are to: establish/sustain user involvement group(s); identify and progress the training needs of the group(s) as well as the individual’s training needs; undertake peer research and explore opportunities for peer research work.