With NHS reform, the impact of localism, payment by results and a General Election looming, there has never been a more important time to join DrugScope.
Reasons to become a DrugScope member:
- Monthly Members' eBulletin keeping you up to date with all of DrugScope’s work, including details of consultations where you can have your say;
- A monthly Bite-sized Briefing from the Policy Team, with practice and policy-focussed précis of the latest reports and research;
- Druglink on-line magazine until 2015, when it will be relaunched as a web-based resource;
- Free copies of DrugScope reports and briefings;
- Opportunities to debate, discuss and influence policy and practice;
- Access to regional and national networking events;
- Discounts on DrugScope publications;
- At least a 20% discount on DrugScope conferences and paid events;
- Access to an online archive of Druglink articles.
As a DrugScope member you do not formally endorse or ‘sign up’ to a statement of aims, but share the goal of reducing drug and alcohol-related harms. DrugScope members work across a broad range of services, interests and professions.
What does DrugScope do?
DrugScope's objectives are:
- To provide a national voice for the drug sector;
- To inform policy development drawing on the experience and expertise of our members;
- To work with others to develop ‘joined up’ responses to drug and alcohol problems;
- To support drug services and promote good practice;
- To improve public understanding of drugs and drug policy.
DrugScope represents the views and concerns of our members to Ministers, officials, MPs and Peers, the media and others. We create opportunities for informed debate through regional and national forums, conferences and seminars.
For more about our work visit the About DrugScope page.
Who are our members?
Drug and alcohol problems impact on the work of practitioners and organisations across health, social care, criminal justice, housing and related areas. DrugScope has around 400 members – individuals and organisations - working in adult and young people’s treatment, service managers and commissioners, children and young people’s services, drug education and related sectors including housing and criminal justice.
The annual membership rates are:
- Individuals and small voluntary sector organisations (under £250,000 a year) £70
- Voluntary organisations £110
- Statutory and private sector £180
How to join
If you have any questions about DrugScope membership please do get in touch.
London Drug and Alcohol Network (LDAN)
DrugScope incorporates the London Drug and Alcohol Network (LDAN), which works in London to provide independent and expert advice to services, agencies, commissioners and other stakeholders; to support member agencies in providing cost-effective, high quality services that are user focussed; and to engage with policy and decision-makers.
If you provide a drug or alcohol service in London and would be interested in becoming an LDAN member contact Carol Marsh at email@example.com or call 020 7234 9730. More information about LDAN and its work is available on the LDAN website.