'Stand up and tell me your story' - SHAAP report on lived experience

'Stand up and tell me your story' - SHAAP report on lived experience

Overall Ambition: To engage at all levels of policy making and implementation with people with lived experience of alcohol and drug problems to co-produce plans and embed actions that prioritise prevention and support recovery.

Recommendations (in brief, please view the report for more detail):

  • The Scottish Government should make a meaningful plan to implement its commitments in relation to engaging with lived and living experience.
  • The agencies involved in this review [Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Alcohol Focus Scotland, the Scottish Recovery Consortium, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, LEAP (Lothian and Edinburgh Abstinence Project), CREW and the Scottish Drugs Forum] should convene a ‘reflect and learn’ seminar to explore these issues further, including with people with lived experience, to make recommendations to Government about meaningful ways forward.
  • The Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) and the Scottish Drug Research Network (SDRN), or other relevant research-focussed bodies should be tasked with establishing a research plan to propose to the Scottish Government.
  • Alcohol and Drug Partnerships should be encouraged and supported to develop policies and practices across the communities for which they are responsible to engage with lived experience as a core ‘modus operandi’ embedded throughout systems. Their annual reports to Government should be required to demonstrate this, as well as providing evidence of what has changed as a result.
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