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Ian Wardle Lifeline CEO on FEAD
Ian Wardle Lifeline CEO
Film Exchange Alcohol and Drugs
Recovery and the UK Drug Treatment System: key dimensions of change
Ian Wardle, Lifeline Chief Executive
Alcohol and Offenders Project Report, Yorkshire and Humber Region
The key aims of the Project were to scope, across the Y & H region: the treatment needs of offenders with alcohol misuse problems; the available provision for offenders; commissioning arrangements; application of the Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers by services; and to provide recommendations for change to an integrated model of treatment for offenders with alcohol misuse problems.
Mike McCarron, Mike Ashton and Martin Routledge on Personalisation.
A selection of videos by key speakers.
Personalised Conditionality – Key Papers
“We will also provide tailored support to help problem drug users to get off drugs and move into work. A new drug and employment programme will provide an integrated approach to drug treatment and employment support. This will give drug users the chance to turn their lives around. In return, we will expect drug users to take up this support, so that bene├»ts are going to help people overcome their problems, not into the pockets of drug dealers.”
Drug-War Milestone: UK drug searches and drug offences both reach record levels
Dr. Russell Newcombe, Senior Researcher
Lifeline Project, 39-41 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA Drug-related searches and offences in the UK have reached unprecedented levels, as highlighted in new statistics that emerged at the start of October 2008. However, this information has received little or no attention from the mass media.
Department for Work and Pensions paper on Drug use
Population estimates of problematic drug users in England who access DWP benefits: A feasibility study A report of research carried out by the University of Glasgow and the University of Bath on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions Gordon Hay and Linda Bauld.
Welfare to Work’ Plus ‘Potholed Road to Recovery
The Government’s Welfare to Work green paper, ‘No one Written Off’, is in a period of consultation. We have pulled together links and basic information to help those people interested in engaging with the discussion. Also attached is Mike Ashton’s paper ‘Potholed to Recovery’
Issues Paper: Young People’s Substance Misuse Services
The paper argues that integrating services effectively and meaningfully still remains central to the survival of YPSMS. It is therefore important for the sector to begin to discuss how to continue to be successful, ensuring sustainability in a complex and changing policy arena.
The Strategic Isolation of the Drugs Field: Ian Wardle, Lifeline CEO
In March 2008, a new 10 year national drugs strategy document was published: Drugs: protecting families and communities. This new drug strategy presents an agenda which strongly reinforces the main points of the last strategy with its emphasis on crime reduction and community safety. Like its predecessor, it says less about individual health and social outcomes.

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Lifeline Annual Review 15/16
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