Renfrewshire Council

Appendix C - Programme of engagement and evidence heard

The Commission heard from the following while undertaking its programme of engagement:

  • Blue Triangle Housing Association - Renfrew Housing Support Project
  • Changing Stages Drama Group
  • Education Guidance Representatives Education - Early Years
  • The Sunshine Recovery Café
  • Renfrewshire Home Link Service
  • Primary Care
  • RADAR - Renfrewshire Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Resource
  • RCA Trust
  • Route 66 Group
  • The Torley Unit Men's Group
  • Front line staff from engagement sessions
  • Conversation Café event
  • Secondary School Pupils
  • Renfrewshire Family Support Group.

The Commission also heard evidence from the following local and national experts:

  • John Trainer, Head of Childcare and Criminal Justice and Chief Social Work Officer, Renfrewshire Council
  • Professor Glen Bramley, Heriot Watt University - Hard Edges Study
  • Dr Saket Priyadarshi, Associate Medical Director and Senior Medical Officer, Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service
  • Dr Catherine Foley, Research Fellow with the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW and clinician with the NSW Health Service
  • Patrick McKay, Turning Point Scotland -and Housing First
  • Dr Tony Martin PhD, Drug Research Associate, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service
  • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland 
  • Allison Scott, Criminal Justice Services Manager, Renfrewshire Council
  • Dr Carol Hunter, Lead Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Christine Laverty, Head of Mental Health, Addictions and Learning Disability Services, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Caroline Paterson, Community Mental Health Service Manager, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Karen Reynolds, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service Manager, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Oliver Reid, Head of Communities and Public Protection, Renfrewshire Council
  • Elaina Smith, Health Improvement Lead Alcohol Licensing, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Tom Irvine, Homeless & Housing Support Services Manager, Renfrewshire Council
  • Alison Douglas, Chief Executive, Alcohol Focus Scotland.