Sexual health and drugs and alcohol are inextricably linked in terms of promotion, prevention, screening and treatment and therefore the service delivery comes under the remit of the wider sexual health and harm reduction team. The benefits of this are enabling comprehensive and consistent sexual health and harm reduction programmes of work to be delivered city wide; increasing the skill base within an already established and respected team; and ensuring that work is appropriately targeted in line with relevant sexual health, alcohol and drug strategies nationally and locally.
For the purpose of this website both sexual health and drugs and harm reduction have their own sections for more targeted and specific information.
We aim to support the delivery of a number of the “High Impact Changes”, identified by the Department of Health, as being the most effective and practical measures to reduce alcohol-related harm at a local level:
- Work in partnership
- Develop activities to control the impact of alcohol misuse in the community e.g. responsible alcohol retailing, support the use of licensing powers
- Provide more help to encourage people to drink less through alcohol identification and brief advice (IBA)
- Amplify national social marketing priorities
This Manchester Alcohol Strategy builds on the foundations and successes of the first two alcohol strategies for the city. It aims to continue many of the approaches and interventions that have resulted in benefits for individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol misuse; it also aims to go further in working with stakeholders in the city to understand our attitudes to alcohol and the root causes of alcohol misuse problems, and to develop a more positive culture and relationship with alcohol.
Please click on the PDF below for more information:
|Manchester Alcohol Strategy 2012-2015
|| Updated: 04/09/12