The Older People's Drug and Alcohol Project aims to improve the responses of NSW Health drug and alcohol and mental health services to the needs of older people with substance use issues.
The project was undertaken in the context of a number of factors bringing older people’s drug and alcohol issues increasingly to attention:
The full project report is an in depth reference document, with detailed information and analysis relevant to this emerging area of policy. It includes current literature and policy, consultation findings, service utilisation data analysis, good practice service examples, and recommendations.
The summary report also includes project recommendations and is a more succinct resource for services.
The report in brief succinctly highlights the project’s key messages and is intended for a broader audience. This may include people from a range of sectors including aged care, aged health, and primary care; in addition to consumers, carers and the wider community. It may help to raise awareness of the issues, and to influence action and collaboration.