Evaluation of The SmokeScreen Mediology

This involved an evaluation of the SmokeScreen Mediology, an innovative campaign to prevent young people taking up smoking. It focused on making young people aware of how smoking is presented in the media (such as films, music videos, computer games and fashion) by highlighting how product placement and other tactics are used by the tobacco industry to encourage young people […]

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A Drugs and Alcohol Needs Assessment for Children, Young People and Families of Bedfordshire

This needs assessment for Bedfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (BDAT) was undertaken to inform the young people’s specialist substance misuse treatment plan, submitted to the National Treatment Agency (NTA) in January 2008. As part of this work Perpetuity assisted with treatment mapping to assess the substance misuse needs of young people in Bedfordshire and collated local documentation including service […]

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Evaluating Violent Crime in Bolton Town Centre – Executive Summary

In early 2007 Perpetuity evaluated violent crime in Bolton town centre. The evaluation provided the local Community Safety Partnership with insights into the management of both the day time and night time economy and assessed the effectiveness of the current approach to tackling violent crime. More specifically the evaluation had four key aims: (1) To identify how different violent crime […]

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Assessing the housing needs of drug and alcohol users in Bedfordshire

Researchers from PRCI gathered the perspectives of a number of drug and alcohol users and offenders to help understand the level of need for housing support considered essential to the effective rehabilitation and resettlement of users and offenders. The study found that there is a need to not only ensure that sufficient accommodation is accessible to drug and alcohol users […]

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Research into the views and perceptions of drug dealers

Although much is known about drugs markets across the United States this is not necessarily wholly applicable to the UK and there is a requirement for further research into dealing. PRCI were awarded a contract to deliver a consultation exercise with a sample of drug dealing offenders in the East Midlands. While there was no intention in this study to […]

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Youth Offending Service: Consultation with Young People, Parents and Carers in Leicestershire

As part of the Every Child Matters guidance, public funded bodies must now demonstrate how children and young people participate in the design, delivery and evaluation of the services they use. Leicestershire YOS commissioned Perpetuity to consult with young people and their parents/carers to understand how best to actively engage them in the planning and commissioning of substance misuse services. […]

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Derby DIP Review

In June 2008, Perpetuity was commissioned by Derby Community Safety Partnership (DSCP) to undertake a review of the first year of the re-commissioned DIP service in Derby. The review was designed to address four key areas including: engagement and retention, crime, partnership working and wraparound support. The review was a qualitative study and consultation with local stakeholders and 29 DIP […]

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Alcohol Needs Assessment/Strategy Development

In 2008, Bedfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (B:DAT) commissioned Perpetuity to undertake an alcohol needs assessment. The main aim of the assessment was to gather a body of evidence to inform the development of a local alcohol strategy. The needs assessment invited contributions from local professionals, service users and significant others who commented on current alcohol treatment service provision […]

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Evaluation of an innovative supported housing scheme in Nottinghamshire

In 2008 Perpetuity were commissioned by Nottinghamshire DAAT to conduct a 12 month evaluation of an innovative supported housing scheme led by a partnership of local agencies including Supporting People, Primary Care Trust (PCT), Regional National Treatment Agency (NTA) and local housing and support provider Framework Housing Association (FHA). The scheme which offers supported accommodation for recovering substance misusers in […]

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