DDN May 2020

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‘We’re learning about new versions of outreach’

WE’VE HAD TO CHANGE OUR PLAN for this issue several times this month as your news and survival tips have been coming in.

DDN May 2020The good thing is, it’s not just about business as usual – it’s become about being better than usual. Not only are we hearing about swift action to keep essential services maintained – we’re also learning about new, enhanced versions of outreach, where service users are an essential part of developing and maintaining the model.

Tweeting their invitation to the LUF Lounge on a Saturday night, Red Rose Recovery offer ‘community and connection with a whole heap of compassion’ and this spirit is playing out through the Lancashire recovery communities, with their ‘dramatic shift to digital provision’ (page 8). Particularly exciting are the partnerships that are forming from this ‘new digital world’.

Last month we raised the issue of delayed scripts through a ‘plea from the pharmacy queue’ and there’s been a lot of hard work going on to improve the situation. The clinical and prescribing team at Humankind are among those working round the clock to ensure no one is ever without medication (page 13).

Carry on the great work and new ideas – and share them with us! Community means more than ever right now.

Claire Brown Editor of DDN magazine
Claire Brown, editor

Keep in touch claire@cjwellings.com and @DDNmagazine

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