Drugs Harm Reduction Week
7-11 June 2010
The partnership supported ‘Peterborough Drugs Harm
Reduction Week – Overdose’. A series of events and activities
delivered overdose awareness and other harm reduction messages to
drug users across the city.
Staff from organisations behind the awareness drive
wore red t-shirts that displayed overdose awareness messages in a
united effort to support users who ‘dropped-in’ for help and for
clients who attended appointments.
Local services including staff (pictured) from the Drug
Interventions Programme (DIP) and Peterborough Drugs Service took
part, along with their colleagues in HMP Peterborough and
Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Members of Peterborough’s drug service
user group (SUGA) also wore the t-shirts and information on
services and harm reduction was provided at St. Theresa’s Homeless
Daycentre, the Salvation Army and the Dawn Project.
Other activities during the week included providing information
on overdose, distributing information to families of drug users,
playing DVDs with harm reduction messages, encouraging drug users
to access treatment services and giving resuscitation training.
The week resulted in more than 200 individuals receiving
overdose prevention advice and 90 inmates at the prison were given
overdose information and resuscitation training.
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on