New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

What do homelessness services need to know about New Psychoactive Substances?

The increase in popularity of 'legal highs' over recent years has been a significant challenge for the homelessness sector. Following the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, this briefing provides a basic summary of the legal and policy context, plus good practice guidance and further reading.

NPS briefing July 2016

This short briefing about new psychoactive substances (NPS, also known as legal highs) covers key information for staff of homelessness services.


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Gavin Benn

Innovation and good practice project manager

Gavin was our innovation and good practice project manager, with responsibility for a range of initiatives including leading our National Day Centres Project, as well as projects around employment, and digital inclusion and substance misuse.

Telephone: 020 7840 4423
Twitter: @HL_GavinBenn