There are over 100 Safer Drug Consumption Facilities (SDCF) worldwide including Europe, North America and Australia.
SDCFs offer a compassionate, person-centred service which focuses on reducing the harms associated with injecting drug use and helps people access appropriate services to meet their needs.
The purpose of the report is to update the IJB Public Engagement on the engagement activity that was undertaken between November 2023 and January 2024 to plan for implementation of a Safer Drug Consumption Facility (SDCF) in Glasgow City, as approved at the IJB in September 2023. The report updates Committee on the activity undertaken, the output from engagement activity and the activity planned for the next phase of engagement.
To provide the IJB Public Engagement Committee with an overview of the consultation and engagement activity undertaken, to date, which will inform the Glasgow City HSCP Equality Outcomes for 2024 to 2028.
A partnership group has met regularly to plan, implement and coordinate wide-ranging community initiatives over the Hub’s construction phase and beyond. It includes Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Hub West Scotland, BAM Construction and community representation.
There were three priority groups:care experienced individualsrehabilitating offenders and people recovering from addictionspupils from Whitehill and St Andrew's Secondary Schools.
The community initiatives were:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is working with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) alongside other partners to develop a new health and social care Hub at Parkhead in North East Glasgow. The Hub is being built on the site of the former Parkhead Hospital and current Sandyford, Anvil Centre and Parkhead Health Centre at Salamanca Street.