Outreach work

Outreach work, drop-in centre work, other drugs and alcohol street work


Street Support - Assesment Report

The European Assessment provides an overview on existing measures to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug related public nuisance. To do so, the assessment combines a qualitative review of scientific and grey literature with expert consultation to which all partners of the project contributed. The Assessment draws attention to the ways in which public space are losing its public function, and the effects it has on people experiencing homelessness and other related marginalized and underserved communities. By identifying the barriers that render these populations vulnerable, and identifying the effects and impact of a selection of inclusive intervention models, the assessment is able to offer recommendations on the level of policy making, service provision, and social life in general.

Street Support - Assesment Report Website, English

Street Support - European Report

The European Report provides a critical review of European social policies and policy mechanisms which are relevant for public alcohol and drug-related nuisance, homeless and inclusion, as well as the European drug strategy. Specifically, the European Report presents effective strategies and approaches to foster social integration of people experiencing homelessness and using alcohol and other drugs. Further, it provides a critical review of relevant European social inclusion policies and discusses how these frameworks and mechanisms are relevant for tackling public drugs and or alcohol, as well as consumption in a situation of homelessness.

Street Support - European Report Website, English

Street Support - National Report Germany

For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.

Street Support - National Report Germany PDF, English

Street Support - National Report Czech Republic

For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.

Street Support - National Report Czech Republic PDF, English

Street Support - National Report Netherlands

For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.

Street Support - National Report Netherlands PDF, English

Street Support - National Report Ireland

For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.

Street Support - National Report Ireland PDF, English

Street Support - National Report Spain

For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.

Street Support - National Report Spain PDF, English

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Czech Republic

In their local intervention, Společnost Podané Ruce focused on the involvement and meaningful participation of people who use drugs with health and social services. Specifically, they supported the creation of a peer group that nowadays counts with six employed participants and a variable number of volunteers. Examples of the activities they implemented are needle patrols, the development and distribution of a city guide for rough sleepers, the organization of leisure programs for other people who use drugs, or the co-creation of new social and health service in the area, such as the “Wet Day Center”.

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Czech Republic PDF, English

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Germany

Fixpunkt, a local NGO in Berlin, developed its local action plan at the Görlitzer Park, a well-known area in which gentrification processes overlap with those of migration, and drug use in public space. As an organization with expertise in community-oriented harm reduction, they developed an intervention that was able to respond to the needs for health and safety of all of the community members in the park: newer and older property owners, migrants experiencing homeless, those who also sell drugs, and the ones who purchase them.

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Germany PDF, English

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Ireland

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of people experiencing homeless that engage in problematic drug use in Cork. Aiming at supporting this community, Cork Simon’s implemented ‘Safer Saturdays’, a low-threshold initiative offering a range of services which were currently not available, such as needle exchange service, First Aid & Naloxone administration training, or referrals to Housing First, training and employment programmes.

Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Ireland PDF, English

In partnership with:
ISFF
FUAS
Correlation Network