Drugs and alcohol profile statistics to be discussed at Inverness Community Partnership meeting

Inverness Community Partnership (ICP) will meet for the first time this year on Wednesday 7th March and members of the public are invited to come along.

The Partnership consists of representatives from public agencies, the third sector and voluntary groups who come together to work together with the people of Inverness to focus on priorities and deliver better outcomes for the Partnership area.

At its last meeting in December the Partnership focussed on the work underway with communities to develop local action plans.

During the March meeting, which takes place at the Canal Parks Pavilion, updates will be given on the progress made towards implementing both a Children’s plan and an Adult’s plan and on the local priorities for the Merkinch area of Inverness. Staff from The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP) will be coming along to give a presentation on the impact alcohol and drugs have on local communities and the work being done to reduce and prevent equality and harm. They will particularly be discussing recent profiles for Inverness which look in detail at alcohol-related hospital admissions which are above the Scottish average and drug-related admissions.

Chair of the Inverness Community Partnership, Councillor Graham Ross said: “The presentation from HADP will cover the very real health, social and economic consequences borne by individuals, families and the wider community. The meeting is being held in public so anyone interested is invited to come along to listen to the discussions and at the end, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

“Rather than being a “talking shop” our meetings bring people together from a number of public agencies and the third sector all busy working together to come up with actions to make our communities across the city more inclusive and accessible places to live and work in. I hope there will be a good turn out from the public as it is the ideal opportunity for come along to find out about the progress being made.”

The meeting on Wednesday 7 March at the Canal Parks Pavilion will begin at 2pm and is expected to last a couple of hours.

Further information on the Partnership can be found at: www.invernesspartnership.scot 

 

26 Feb 2018
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