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Drugs and alcohol


Safer GatesheadSafer Gateshead takes a strategic approach to ensure the delivery of the drug and alcohol strategy at a local level.

Safer Gateshead’s role is to ensure that the work of local agencies is brought together effectively and that cross-agency projects are co-ordinated successfully in line with current strategies and emerging guidance from the government looking at the following key issues:

To prevent  today's young people from becoming tomorrow's problematic drug  and alcohol users

  •    To reduce the supply of illegal drugs
  •    To reduce drug-related crime and its impact on communities
  •    To reduce drug related deaths
  •    To increase the number of individuals accessing effective drug treatment

Responsibilities include:

  • Involvement in the commissioning of services at a local level, including supporting structures;
  •  Monitoring and reporting on performance;
  •  Communicating plans, activities and performance to stakeholders;
  •  Translating national policy into local actions.

Contact us

Safer Communities Co-ordinator - Drugs and Alcohol

Safer Communities
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3000 (during weekday normal office hours only, 8.30am - 5pm)