Action on Addiction CEO calls for greater awareness of addiction at Labour Party Conference
Action on Addiction calls for greater awareness of addiction at Labour Conference
Graham Beech will speak at a Labour Party Conference fringe event to be hosted in Brighton on Tuesday by Action on Addiction.
The charity’s chief executive will highlight the need for much greater awareness about the negative impact of addiction on individuals and families, and the importance of turning awareness into action. Graham will argue that the more opportunity there is for diverse and far-reaching conversations to take place about addiction the more people will be able to get the help they need.
He will speak in support of Action on Addiction’s campaign to reverse the decline in public investment in addiction and related services and will focus the debate on three key issues:
- The need for further investment in evidence-based, community-led, family-focused preventative programmes which will improve the chances of individuals and families now and in future generations;
- The imperative to improve community-based provision for children and young people;
- The importance of promoting the development of new commissioning frameworks which leverage the involvement of voluntary sector organisations as well as philanthropists, business leaders and social investors, sharpen the focus on self-help and peer-to-peer support, and create new opportunities for community-led funding models.
The event entitled: ‘Everyone knows someone affected by addiction’ will take place in the Youth Zone on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 4pm.