Bristol: Adult Substance Misuse Stakeholder Engagement Sessions

Bristol City Council’s Substance Misuse Team (SMT) are intending to re-commission the adult substance misuse treatment services.  The aim is to have new services in place by October 2017.

A draft of the Substance Misuse Needs Assessment has been circulated for feedback. We are reviewing the comments and aim to publish a final report by 12th September along with an overview of the changes made.

We would like to invite all stakeholders to a series of sessions to inform our approach in meeting these needs and build on the recommendations to help shape substance misuse treatment services going forward.

If you are involved with people who use drugs or alcohol it would be great if you can find the time to come along. Whether you are a service user, a professional or someone affected by substance misuse this is an opportunity to help shape service delivery.

We’ll be running the following sessions:

Tues 20th September 

North Bristol

Greenway Centre

10am – 1pm

Thursday 22nd September

East Bristol

Venue TBC

1- 4pm

Monday 26th September

Central Bristol

Venue TBC

*12-2pm drop in session*

2 – 5 pm

Friday 30th September 

South Bristol

Venue TBC

10am – 1pm

*we have set this time aside for people who would like to share their views and experiences but not in an open group.  

To register that you’d like to attend please email:  smtrecommissioning@bristol.gov.uk. Please include your contact details and the session you wish to attend. We will notify you of the venue and send an agenda by 12th September.  

Please note that this is not a ‘formal consultation’ stage and there will be further opportunities to comment during the commissioning process.