South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership
To undertake a Learning Review through Action Inquiry / Action Research with South Ayrshire ADP, examining its process and impacts and exploring potential improvements at a pivotal time in the alcohol and drugs policy landscape in Scotland.
A two-year Learning Partnership which included service design activities with those with lived / living experience, interviews, and desk-based research into the local and national evidence bases.
The Learning Review included a three-stage evaluation programme; Tests of Change and scoping, research and feasibility studies around Whole Family Approaches, the development of alcohol and drug services for children and young people, residential rehabilitation models and one-stop-shop service models; and the evaluation of an assertive outreach pilot.
The results of the Learning Review are currently being embedded across the Partnership of 100 organisations, encouraging system transformation, and have led to the ADP adopting a new Commissioning Plan and Performance Management Plan.