RSA pioneering a new approach in the misuse of substances field

June 18, 2009 by
Filed under: Education Matters 

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the RSA is once again delving into the drugs world.  We’re set to officially launch the project next month so the excitement is building not only around the new user-centred approach based on action research that the project will be piloting, but also around how it’s going to be received out there, by our Fellows, by the media, by my blog readers.

User centred, personalisation, co-production, individual budgets are increasingly appearing in discussions around public services where the ambition is to put people at the centre of the development and delivery of service and support.  Empowering people to take control of their own lives, direct their own care services, or health treatments is becoming common place in support, health and care services

We believe that drug services are a public service that would benefit from these sorts of approaches and even prove to be an exemplar for these discussions. 

Look out for information about the project launch on our website.  If you would like to join the project mailing list for updates on our progress please email