IBA in Homeless Setting
We have been working with St Mungo's and Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA) to improve alcohol intervention to homeless Londoners. The pilot includes tailored training resources (including an audio visual training aid) to support key workers in delivering IBA in homeless setting.
IBA Champion, London Probation Trust
Following on from the findings of the Review of IBA in Criminal Justice Settings, this pilot was set up to develop and implement the role of local 'Champions' in promoting the delivery of IBA and Extended Brief Intervention (EBI) in probation settings. This pilot is now completed and we are currently finalising the evaluation report.
London IBA scratch card in pharmacy setting
The aim of the research was to investigate the acceptability of a scratch card as a tool for delivering the AUDIT-C questionnaire in Community Pharmacies. The result of the project shows that the delivery through pharmacies of a scratch card based (AUDIT-C) alcohol use assessment tool is acceptable to both men and women of all ages and ethnicities in London. It also provides opportunity for community pharmacists to contribute to reducing hazardous drinking seen in the UK by enhancing the access of alcohol users to linked harm reduction interventions in contexts such as smoking cessation and weight control.