07 Aug Funding success for assertive outreach pilot
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Positive Steps receive one of 25 grants awarded in the first round of The Challenge Fund.
Our pilot project aimed to ““see if an assertive outreach approach from a specialist worker would improve outcomes for people in crisis experiencing chaotic substance use.” We recognised that responding effectively to individuals who had experienced a non-fatal overdose represented an important opportunity to reduce drug related deaths. Our bid stated, “a goal is to provide a response to people who have experienced a non-fatal overdose with the intent to improve their immediate safety and prevent the likelihood of this leading to a fatal overdose..This has support of the local police but there remains issues with referrals.”