The aim of this report is to present the experience and insight of people with current or former lived experience of co-occurring mental ill-health and drug and alcohol use (sometimes referred to as dual diagnosis) in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.
These views and experiences were gathered in response to questions posed by CFE Research Institute, and the University of Sheffield to build on the data that was gathered as part of the Dame Carol Black Review in furthering the development of solutions for people experiencing dual diagnosis who are often excluded from support services and to influence planning around key policy issues.
The data and findings from this research will be fed into the Changing Futures programme of which there are 15 across England which is running between July 2021 and March 2024. The programme is jointly funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC, previously Known as the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) and the National Lottery Community Fund.
CFE Research Institute the University of Sheffield have been commissioned by the National Lottery Community Fund to carry out a national evaluation of the fulfilling lives programme. To find out more, please go to National Evaluation – Fulfilling Lives (fulfillinglivesevaluation.org).