Lessons from Lockdown: Substance Misuse Services in Wales

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The Centre for Criminology at the University of South Wales, in collaboration with the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice, is organising a webinar on Wednesday 16th December (14:00-15:15) to consider the lessons that can be learned from lockdown for substance misuse services in Wales.


The COVID-19 pandemic presented a particular threat to people with substance misuse problems and services had to adapt fast to help maintain services and keep people safe from harm.  

To ensure that lessons are learned from the pandemic, a collaborative research project was undertaken by a partnership of staff and peer workers from Barod, Kaleidoscope Project and USW, with support from Welsh Government and Developing a Caring Wales (DACW).  The research generated a rich set of data on the experiences and challenges faced by service users, frontline staff and senior managers/decision-makers during the lockdown period.


During the webinar we will present findings from each strand of the research and hear directly from those with lived experience of coping with substance misuse problems during the pandemic as well as from those working to help support them. 


If you would like to join us for this event, please email [email protected] and we will provide you with further information about the webinar and a link to join us on the day.  

We really hope that the event will be informative, engaging and help to identify ways of optimising substance misuse services moving forward into a post-COVID world.