Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs in a Housing Context

An exploration of the issues and opportunities that can arise when engaging with people who use alcohol and other drugs.

This training is aimed at housing staff and is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to work with clients and tenants who may be using alcohol and other drugs.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • recall cause. effect and symptoms of alcohol and other drugs in vulnerable/excluded populations
  • raise awareness of the impact of poverty, culture and media on vulnerable/excluded populations
  • demonstrate value-based, person-centred approaches to working with individuals with alcohol and/or other drug problems
  • raise awareness of inter-disciplinary roles and responsibilities of staff when working with people who use alcohol and/or other drugs.

Aimed At

Housing workers,.


Commissioned – Richard Bloodworth (richardb@sdf.org.uk) for more information.


One day