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As a result of the work of SDAP, numerous documents get produced that are available to download below.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help!


YP Additional Tools

Unit Calculator

20th October 2014

The Unit Calculator is a simple sheet to use with people alongaside AUDIT to identify the number of units someone drinks. It includes 'the maths' to to work the number of units in their favourite drink.

Practitioner Guidance for Somerset Drug/Alcohol Assessment Tool for Young People

17th November 2014

This document provides practitioners with essential guidance on using the updated Somerset Drug and Alcohol Assessment Tool for Young People (October 2014).

It supplements the information and learning from the 1 day course on using the tool and the 2 day course on applying motivational interviewing techniques to delivering tier 2 drug and alcohol interventions with young people.

AUDIT (young people version)

17th November 2014

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). This resource combines AUDIT C and the remaining AUDIT questions to help you identify someone's drinking pattern and risk level.

This version also has practitioner notes to support the intervention with young people.

Mental Health Well-Being Scale

30th October 2014

This tool might be useful as a means of gauging the impact of the work you are doing with a young person; or by suing the statements to explore how someone is feeling.

APIR Framework

30th October 2014

APIR (assessment, planning, implementation and review) helps provide the young person and worker with an overview of where they are right now and can be used to measure change.

Brief Lifestyle Intervention - YP

30th October 2014

This tool can be used to structure a session with a young person around making changes to their alcohol use. It uses motivational interviewing techniques.

Making Changes - Action Planning

30th October 2014

This tool can help a young person identify the changes they want to make.

Things I Would Like to Change

30th October 2014

This sheet can be sued with a young person to help them think about where they are right now and how they would like things to be in the future.

When Things Go Wrong

30th October 2014

This tool can help the young person learn from their experience and consider different approaches in the future.

To Change or Not To Change - YP version

30th October 2014

This tool can be useful with young people who are not sure about changing and feel ‘stuck’ or ambivalent. Most useful with older young people who have some consequential thinking and re able to visualise the future.

Your Not on Your Own - A Booklet to Help Children

1st January 2011

This is a booklet to help children and adult talk about a parents drinking. Produced by the Children’s Commissioners and The Children’s Society.

Referrals Contact Sheet

16th September 2014

List of service names and contact numbers to refer to for Tier 2 or Tier 3 drug and alcohol interventions.


SDAP Terms of Reference

SDAP Board Terms of Reference

31st July 2014

Terms of reference for the SDAP Board parts 1 and 2. This covers its purpose, structure, membership, accountability and the principles underpinning its work.

This is an operational draft terms of reference to be ratified at its Autumn 2014 meeting.


Alcohol Brief Interventions

Alcohol Resources Order form 2017

21st February 2017

Use the form to order materials to support you offer simple advice and brief interventions.

This includes new and updated resources to reflect the new Chief Medical Officer lower risk alcohol guidelines.

One tooo many? digital download

21st February 2017

A digital download of the One tooo many? simple advice resource.

This can be printed as an A6 size leaflet.

Look out for your mates digital download

21st February 2017

A digital download of the Look Out for Your Mates simple advice resource.

This can be printed as an A6 size leaflet.

Doing Alcohol Brief Interventions In Somerset - Step By Step

12th August 2016

This is the current pathway for doing alcohol brief interventions with adults step by step.

It outlines what action to take after screening a client using AUDIT; and gives the contact details for who to refer to locally.

AUDIT

30th October 2014

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). This resource combines AUDIT C and the remaining AUDIT questions to help you identify someone's drinking pattern and risk level.

Unit Calculator

20th October 2014

The Unit Calculator is a simple sheet to use with people alongaside AUDIT to identify the number of units someone drinks. It includes 'the maths' to to work the number of units in their favourite drink.

Simple Advice Leaflet for Adults

15th December 2016

NEW updated version with 2016 Chief Medical Officer Guidelines on safe drinking limits.

This is the new Simple Advice Leaflet for Adults - 'Up for changing things a bit?'.

Use this as part of delivering a 10 minute brief intervention once you have completed AUDIT.

You can order hard copies of the leaflet by emailing sdap@somerset.gov.uk or by completing the resources order form.

Brief Lifestyle Intervention

20th October 2014

This is the new Brief Lifestyle Intervention for adults.

Use this to help you to deliver a 45 minute extended brief intervention. This gives a framework to enable a plan to be created with your client on how they can make changes to their alcohol use.

Drinking Diary

20th October 2014

The drinking diary helps somone record what they are drinking, the number of units and when and where they drink.

It is a tool to enhance a persons motivation to make changes and help them begin to set goals for themselves, with your help.

To change or not to change

20th October 2014

This is a visual tool to help someone identify the pros and cons of their drinking and what change could mean for them.


Drug and Alcohol Screening tools

Somerset Drug & Alcohol Screening Tool 2013

4th October 2013

This tool is 4 x A4 landscape pages – covering the pre-screen questions, the main screening tool and the 'what to do next' guide.

AUDIT-C

4th October 2013

AUDIT-C is about alcohol use. It will help you and the young person explore what is going on and what support might be needed

CRAFFT

5th March 2012

CRAFFT helps you and the young person that is using drugs or alcohol explore the risks they may be taking when using

Referrals Contact Sheet

16th September 2014

List of service names and contact numbers to refer to for Tier 2 or Tier 3 drug and alcohol interventions.

Referral for a Tier 2 intervention

1st December 2012

This is a sample form to show the information that would be useful if you are making a referral for a young person for Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions.


Putting Your Training Into Practice

Training Transfer - A Guide For Supervisors

1st January 2012

This is a short guide for supervisors to help them make staff training work for the staff members and service users.

This has been developed by The Training Exchange.

Managers Brief: Alcohol Brief Interventions

1st February 2012

This guide aims to support mangers to help their staff put the alcohol brief interventions training in routine practice in their work.

Managers Brief: Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Young People

1st May 2013

This guide is for managers, to support them to help their staff incorporate the drug and alcohol awareness and young people training into their routine practice.

Managers Brief: Assessing & Responding to Young People

1st May 2013

This guide is for managers, to support them to help their staff incorporate the assessing and responding to young people’s drug and alcohol use training into their routine practice.


SDAP Needs Assessment & Plans

Somerset Adult Drugs Treatment Needs Assessment

1st March 2010

Produced by the Partnership Intelligence Unit on behalf of SDAP this document describes the most current understanding of the drug misuse issues facing Somerset in relation to adults aged 18 and over.

Somerset Adult Drugs Treatment Plan

1st April 2011

This document sets out the priorities and actions in relation to adult drug treatment system for 2011/12.

Somerset Young People's Substance Misuse Plan 2011-12

1st April 2011

This document sets out the priorities and actions in relation to young people’s substance misuse system for 2011/12.

Somerset Young People Substance Misuse Needs Assessment Part 1

1st March 2012

Produced by the Partnership Intelligence Unit on behalf of SDAP. Part 1 of this assessment looks at the national and local picture of substance use amongst young people.

Somerset Young People Substance Misuse Needs Assessment Part 2

1st May 2012

Produced by the Partnership Intelligence Unit on behalf of SDAP. Part 2 of this assessment provides an overview of young people in treatment for substance misuse in Somerset.


Local Research and Evaluation

Somerset Supporting Carers Needs Study

1st January 2009

This work was undertaken by Evidence Base Ltd. It is an in depth study to identify the support needs of carers and family members affected by the substance misuse of others in Somerset to inform future service provision.

Hidden Harm Identifying A Way Forward For Somerset

1st June 2008

This work was undertaken by Evidence Base Ltd. It is a study of Hidden Harm research, policy and practice; and aims to gather sufficient evidence to enable the
SDAP to develop a local strategy to identify and tackle Hidden Harm within the county.

Evaluation of HHYPE Pilot

1st October 2010

This work was undertaken by Lorna Templeton, independent researcher. It is an evaluation of a pilot group programme for young people affected by parental substance misuse which took place in Mendip, to inform county wide roll out.

Evaluation Somerset Pharmacist NMP Final Report

1st November 2010

This work was undertaken by Jenny Scott, University of Bath. It is an evaluation of a 2 year pilot project to introduce pharmacist non-medical prescribing (NMP) into the specialist drug treatment service provided by Turning
Point.

Somerset Shared Care Guide

1st November 2010

This work was undertaken by Jenny Scott, University of Bath. It is an evaluation of shared care services in Somerset from the client’s perspective, informed by information provided by 70 individuals, representing just under one third of shared care clients.

Hidden Harm Summary Report

1st December 2010

This is a short needs assessment to establish a baseline position for Somerset in relation to safeguarding children and substance misusing parents.

Socially Excluded Needs Analysis

1st November 2011

This work was undertaken by Nicholas Day Associates on behalf of SDAP and in association with partners.

Windows of opportunity - alcohol pilots evaluation

1st February 2013

This evaluation of SDAPs alcohol pilot projects was undertaken by Lorna Templeton on behalf of SDAP. It evaluated 8 of the pilots reporting on progress, challenges faced learning. It includes a review of the literature for each pilot to give the work context.


Local Guidelines, Policies & Strategies

Somerset Shared Care Evaluation Report

1st February 2013

Guidelines for GPs that are signed up to be part of the Somerset Shared Care Scheme.

Somerset Supervised Administration Policy

1st June 2010

Guidelines for Pharmacies delivering the supervised administration of medication to drug users in Somerset.

Pharmacy Needle Exchange Policy

1st July 2010

Guidelines for Pharmacies that are signed up to be part of the Somerset Pharmacy Needle Exchange Scheme.

Somerset Hidden Harm Strategy

1st July 2011

This is a joint strategy between Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and SDAP It sets out the priorities for action in relation to Hidden Harm 2011-13.

Somerset Dual Diagnosis Protocol

1st October 2011

This document describes the principles governing joint working for those aged 18 years and over in Somerset in relation to dual diagnosis – mental health and substance misuse issues. It needs to be reads alongside the Somerset Dual Diagnosis Operational Working Guidelines.

Somerset Dual Diagnosis Working Guidelines

1st October 2011

This document is the working guide for the care and management of dual diagnosis clients in Somerset.


Somerset Drug & Alcohol Service News

How to refer to SDAS

27th April 2016

News Update 5.1 on How to refer to Somerset Drug & Alcohol Service (SDAS).

This update focuses on how to make a referral to SDAS.

It has been updated to reflect a tiny change in the email address. The content remains the same.

SDAS Referral Form - Word 97-2003 version (2016)

27th April 2016

This is the updated Word 97-2003 version of the form to use to make a referral to SDAS.

Updated with the SDAS central point of contact phone number: 0300 303 87 88; and the changed email address: somerset.das@cgl.org.uk

Download and save the blank form to your computer, so it is available to you every time you want to make a referral.

When you want to make a referral type straight into the Word form and then save the version with a new file name. The space is set to what you can see on screen.

Completed referrals should then be sent to the SDAS point of contact. The current email, fax and phone details to use are at the bottom of the form.

SDAS Referral Form - Word 2007-10 version (2016)

27th April 2016

This is the Word 2007-10 version of the form to use to make a referral to SDAS.

Updated with the SDAS central point of contact phone number: 0300 303 87 88; and the changed email address: somerset.das@cgl.org.uk

Download and save the blank form to your computer, so it is available to you every time you want to make a referral.

When you want to make a referral type straight into the Word form and then save the version with a new file name. The space is set to what you can see on screen.

Completed referrals should then be sent to the SDAS point of contact. The email, fax and phone details to use are at the bottom of the form.

SDAS Referral Form - Adobe Writer version (2016)

27th April 2016

This is the Adobe Writer version of the form to use to make a referral to SDAS.

Updated with the SDAS central point of contact phone number: 0300 303 87 88; and the changed email address: somerset.das@cgl.org.uk

Download and save the blank form to your computer, so it is available to you every time you want to make a referral. You can only save this if you have the Adobe Writer software . If you don't have it, use either the Word 97-2003 or 2007-10 versions instead.

When you want to make a referral type straight into the Adobe form and then save the version with a new file name. The space is set to what you can see on screen.

Completed referrals should then be sent to the SDAS point of contact. The email, fax and phone details to use are at the bottom of the form.


Office Address:
Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership
Somerset County Council
County Hall (PP B3S 2)
Taunton TA1 4DY
Email:
sdap@somerset.gov.uk
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