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SDCF - Engagement

In September 2023 Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (IJB) approved a plan to implement a Safer Drug Consumption Facility in Hunter Street Health and Social Care centre.

Safer drug consumption facilities (SDCFs) are clean, hygienic environments where people can consume drugs, obtained elsewhere, under the supervision of trained health and social care professionals, reducing the risk of overdose and infectious diseases whilst offering support and access to healthcare and social care services.

The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is developing a plan to listen to the views and share information on the implementation of the Safer Drug Consumption Facility. The HSCP want to talk to and hear the views of as many people, groups or organisations as possible that might have an interest in this service, including:

  • families, carers and their representatives
  • local businesses
  • staff working in health and social care services
  • Integration Joint Board Members, Council Elected Members, Community Councils and Health Board Members
  • providers and contractors of health and social care services from the independent and voluntary sectors
  • partner organisations
  • other third sector and voluntary organisations who may have an interest
  • housing associations/registered social landlords.

Engagement activity

Engagement activity is already underway and the HSCP are keen to involve local residents or those living in the vicinity with an interest in the service.

Engagement will continue throughout the implementation of the service and once it’s up and running. Including opportunities in the new year for anyone out with the area of the facility who would like to get involved.

The table below contains information on some of the engagement activity that has taken place or is planned to take place. This table will be updated from time to time. Where the engagement opportunity is open to attendance from members of the local community or other stakeholders to attend, or where you can access details of the activity the dates and relevant links are provided for your information. Please make contact directly with each forum if you wish to get involved.

Engagement  ActivityDate(s)
Government, elected members and board members
• Meetings with a range of Elected MembersOctober to November 2023
• Attendance at Scottish Parliament Joint Committee2/11/2023
• Meeting with UK GovernmentNovember 2023
• Report to Glasgow City Integration Joint Board29 November 2023
Local organisations and businesses
• Meetings with a range of local organisation and businessesOctober to November 2023
• Meetings with third sector and voluntary organisationsVarious from November 2023
Local communities
• Calton Community Council - read our flyer advertising these sessions28/09/2023
• Merchant City and Trongate Community Council28 November 2023
• Dennistoun Community CouncilDate to be confirmed
• Meeting with local communities, including members of the public, at the Locality Engagement Forums14/11/2023 (North East)
23/11/2023 (North West)
People and organisations that receive and deliver addiction services
• Meetings with people who receive addictions related services and their familiesVarious over November and December 2023
• Drop-in sessions for service users and families27/11/2023
• Drop-in sessions for staff working with people and families in receipt of servicesNovember 2023
• Engagement with staff involved in the implementation of the facilityOctober 2023
• Online sessions with voluntary sector provider organisations working in the addictions fieldNovember 2023
Other
• Meetings and discussions with staff of similar facilities in other countriesOctober and November 2023
• Meeting with Area Partnership Groups across the cityVarious over November to March 2024

More information

You can find more information on our frequently asked questions page.

Get involved

The HSCP is keen to hear the views of as many people, groups or organisations as possible that might have an interest in this service.
 

If you live locally or are connected to any of the groups noted in the activity table above and would like to get involved, please make contact directly with each forum to get involved. If you live out with the area of the facility and would like to get involved, the activity table above will be updated with further opportunities and forums in the new year.

Alternatively, you can share you views and understanding of the service with us using the form below. Any information shared with us will help to shape our future communication and engagement activity and inform our Frequently Asked Questions document.

Have you attended any of the Safer Drug Consumption Facility engagement events?
How would you best describe yourself. Are you:
Please tell us how you would describe yourself
How would you describe the area you live or operate in?
For example, location, access, purpose etc
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