COVID-19 – Working with people who use drugs and who are homeless

As part of its response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Drugs Forum is hosting a series of free webinars.

The SDF webinars will address crucial aspects of the support of people with drug problems and the delivery of effective services that provide treatment and support, reduce harm and protect people from COVID-19.

The second SDF COVID-19 webinar will be held on Friday the 24th of April 1pm-2pm and will focus on the particular challenges faced by people affected by homelessness and substance use, and of the services working with them.

The webinar will include speakers from across Scotland describing local services responses from which other areas may learn and improve their service provision to a high risk vulnerable group.

Speakers include:

  • Dr John Budd, The Access Practice, Edinburgh
  • Hugh Hill, Director of Services and Development, Simon Community Scotland
  • Lynsey Allan, Substance Use and Homelessness Services Manager, Turning Point Aberdeen
  • Danny Kelly, Hillcrest Futures, Dundee

Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited so please register early.

Please click here to register

We will be using GoToWebinar, so please check your have the capability to access the tool once registered.

You will receive invitations to future webinars.

If you have any comment or ideas for future webinars please get in touch.

The first SDF COVID-19 focused on the delivery of opioid substitution treatment (OST) with a particular focus on contingency planning for pharmacy service reductions and a video of this webinar can be found here.