County Concerns

The Home Office has produced a series of posters to help staff working in social housing identify potential victims of county lines activity and...

New strategy to tackle ‘gambling harms’

A NEW THREE-YEAR STRATEGY TO REDUCE GAMBLING HARMS has been launched by the Gambling Commission, the government has announced. The strategy will bring together...

Hep C deaths down 16 per cent

Deaths from hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017, from 380 to 319, according to the latest...

Aggressive marketing and changing attitudes driving increased crack use

Aggressive marketing by dealers and a change in attitudes towards the drug were among the reasons for increasing levels of crack cocaine use in...

Lack of harm reduction services impeding HIV progress, warns UNAIDS

Around 99 per cent of people who inject drugs live in countries that are failing to provide adequate harm reduction services, says a new...

Local authorities failing to provide sufficient naloxone

The amounts of naloxone being provided by local councils and prisons are ‘extremely limited’, warns a new report from Release. While all but three...

CGL and Sova announce full merger

Change Grow Live (CGL) and its subsidiary Sova are to fully merge, the charities have announced. The merger will mean integration of the infrastructure,...

Home Office gives go-ahead for pilot drug-testing scheme

The Home Office has granted the UK’s first official licence for a drug checking service. Anyone over the age of 18 can now take...

Welsh Government to press ahead with 50p minimum price

The Welsh Government has committed to introducing a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol, following the results of a public consultation. ‘Ministers remain of...

Tougher rules to protect children from gambling ads

New standards to protect children from ‘irresponsible’ gambling adverts have been published by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP). The new guidelines prohibit online...