The Argyll and Bute Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s vision is to work in partnership to prevent and support recovery from the harmful use of alcohol and drugs.
The Argyll and Bute ADP aims to:
- To maximise health in Argyll & Bute and support individuals, families and communities to feel engaged and empowered to make healthier choices regarding alcohol and drugs
- To establish an effective integrated care pathway, ensuring a flexible range of services from assessment to recovery is available in Argyll & Bute
- To ensure individuals, families and communities in Argyll & Bute are protected against substance misuse harm
- To ensure children affected by parental and personal substance misuse are protected while building resilience through the joint working of adult and children’s services in Argyll & Bute
- To provide strategic leadership for all agencies within Argyll and Bute who play a part in realising the ADP vision
- To ensure that the operation of the ADP is appropriately embedded in community planning arrangements at a strategic and local level
- To implement the local alcohol and drugs Strategy through the ADP Delivery Plan
- Ensure that the budget is aligned to the strategic direction of the ADP
- Engage with service users and practitioners in reviewing the effectiveness of the Strategy and Delivery Plan while continuing to expand upon the next stages of our strategic development.
Argyll and Bute ADP has a four tier structure. The top tier is the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) – this provides the governance and leadership that ensures the ADP is focused on the community’s priorities as set out in the Community Plan and Single Outcome Agreement. Underneath the CPP is the ADP Executive Group. This group includes a range of high level strategic individuals who provide the overall approval for all ADP issues. The ADP Delivery Group members include a series of individuals from statutory services, voluntary services and local groups who provide direction and advice to the ADP Executive group. Underneath the ADP Executive Group there are a series of groups set up to tackle defined issues when required.
NHS Highland provides a wide range of healthcare services across the largest land area of any health authority in Scotland. NHS Highland in Argyll and Bute services settlements in an area including 6 towns, 46 villages, 156 small settlements and 26 inhabited islands. To find further information about the health care services available within Argyll and Bute, visit their website by clicking the NHS icon.
Argyll and Bute Council
Argyll and Bute Council provides a full range of local government services to the people of Argyll and Bute across Scotland’s second largest local authority area in urban, rural, remote and island communities. Additional information is provided on the Council’s website. To find further information about the services provided within Argyll and Bute, visit their website by clicking on the Argyll and Bute Council icon.
Police Scotland was formally established on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for policing across the length and breadth of Scotland, some 28,168 square miles. Police Scotland’s purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland. To find further information about the services provided within Argyll and Bute, visit their website by clicking on the Police Scotland icon.
Scottish Fire and Rescue
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was established on 1st April 2013, bringing together the collective skills and experience from across Scotland’s previous eight fire and rescue services. Scottish Fire and Rescue aims to prevent and control fires while working in close partnership with local communities across Scotland to deliver crucial safety messages in the fight against fire. To find further information about Scottish Fire and Rescue in Argyll and Bute, visit their website by clicking on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Scotland icon.
There are a number of voluntary organisations in Argyll and Bute which receive funding from the ADP to provide drug and alcohol services. The interventions that they provide range from alcohol counseling, group work programmes and outreach work. To find further information about voluntary organisations in Argyll and Bute, please access our Advice and Support section on this site.
Drug and Alcohol Forums
There are drug and alcohol forums in each locality of Argyll and Bute including:
- Helensburgh & Lomond
- Mid Argyll
- Oban, Lorne & Isles
The drug and alcohol forums work to address both drug and alcohol issues. Forums have an important role to play in providing a local focus in responding to drug and alcohol issues. Areas which forums might be involved in include awareness raising, challenging attitudes and stereotypes, education, development of new initiatives, identifying issues of local concern.