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New reports

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new reports, State of the Sector 2019: Drug and Alcohol Family Support, and Adfam's 2019 Impact Report.

State of the Sector 2019: Drug and Alcohol Family Support

This report shares the findings from Adfam's State of the Sector Family Support Survey which in 2019 asked 117 practitioners and managers working in family support services in England about current trends, developments, strengths and challenges in the sector. It explores a range of themes including commissioning, funding, family needs, partnership working, and service delivery.

Key findings include the negative impact of ongoing funding cuts on the numbers of staff providing family support, as well as on the scope of services that can be provided. This is occurring amongst reports of increasing and more complex client needs. Many practitioners are working under constant threat that funding will be withdrawn. 

However, despite the challenging landscape in which they work, the respondents to the state of the sector survey show resilience and continue to provide vital support for families through dedicated hard work. 

To read the full report, please click here

Please note this report focuses on the state of the family sector in 2019, and was written before the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. It is not reflective of current challenges the sector is facing as a result of Covid-19, although this is something Adfam will be consulting on separately.

Adfam's 2019 Impact Report

We have launched our 2019 Impact Report, detailing our key achievements last year. In 2019, we:

  • supported over 1000 families affected by problematic substance misuse 
  • worked with over 900 practitioners in drug, alcohol and family services
  • worked with over 300 strategic partners to effect positive structural change

To read the full report, please click here.

If you have any questions about either of these pieces of work, please do get in touch

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