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Introducing our comprehensive drug and alcohol awareness course tailored specifically for homelessness services. The course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively identify, approach, and assist individuals struggling with drug and alcohol use and dependency.

Delivered by experienced trainers with a deep understanding of both the socio-economic factors contributing to homelessness and the complexities of drug/alcohol use, our training goes beyond the basics. Participants will gain insights into the root causes of substance use among people experiencing homelessness, explore key case studies, and acquire practical strategies for providing meaningful assistance and referrals to relevant support services.

Who is this course for?

  • Managers and frontline staff from any homeless service
  • Staff from other sectors who have contact with individuals who may potentially use a range of substances

What will your team learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the history of substance use
  • Understand the key legislation related to substance use
  • Explore key case studies affecting our service users (including heroin, fentanyl/nitazenes, crack, synthetic cannabinoids [spice] and more)
  • Explore and develop harm reduction approaches for those that we work with
  • Explore further good practice, support, and actions

How will it be delivered?

This one-day course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for in-person training or up to 20 for online training.

If you need something different, we can tailor the course delivery to suit you, with some potential adjustments in cost.

How much will it cost?

Non-members: £1,400

Members: £990

Please note, if you're opting for in-person training, the expenses of the trainer (e.g. travel to your location) will be added to your invoice.

We are a social enterprise so choosing training with us not only equips your team with vital skills but also fuels impactful research and campaigns, so every purchase goes back into ending homelessness.

Ready to take the next step?

To book or if you'd like to find out more:
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
​Call: James at 07375 042 815 or Hannah at 07939 967 209

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