CEO Blog/Vlog

Jan 08

Vaccine Woman and Naloxone Man join forces 🤝 How the third sector could play a critical role in the vaccine rollout

The new, more dangerous strain of COVID 19 has raised pressures facing substance misuse services to an all-time high. As more community workers contract the virus, and their close contacts and colleagues are forced to self-isolate, concern is growing for the welfare of service users and the challenges ahead. Let's... read more →
Nov 24
Oct 22

Another Tough Mile Ahead

As many of you did, just last month I took part in A Mile for Recovery, to celebrate the incredible strength required to even begin the recovery journey. Living on a hill, I had decided to run one easy mile downhill, and the next uphill. As I ran downhill the... read more →
Jul 01

The Luckiest

We live in deeply uncertain times. As the Black Lives Matter movement rails against racial injustice and the pandemic threatens to set women’s progress back decades, the lives of young people too have been turned upside down by unparalleled isolation and disruption. This collective pause has allowed many people to... read more →
Jun 29
Mar 24

Unfamiliar Ground : Kaleidoscope and COVID-19

A crisis such as this forces pressing issues to the foreground, issues that governments have long avoided taking sufficient measures to solve. Our under-funded health surface, often cruel welfare system and unacceptable numbers of street homeless are now frighteningly visible to all. But, as the country faces a shutdown unparalleled... read more →
Feb 18
Jan 10
Nov 22

Martin Addresses Welsh Government Review (Part 2)

To what extent are integrated mental health and substance misuse services accessible and how can such services be delivered more effectively to address the specific needs of rough sleepers in particular? On 13 November I wrote a paper for and addressed the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee at the National Assembly... read more →
Nov 14

Martin Addresses Welsh Government Review (Part 1)

What services are available for rough sleepers who have co-occurring substance misuse and mental health problems across Wales? On 13 November I wrote a paper for and addressed the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee at the National Assembly for Wales as it is currently undertaking follow-up work on its inquiry into rough sleeping It is... read more →

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