HARM AREA – Addiction
97% of WY-FI beneficiaries experience addiction (to either drugs or alcohol, or both)
91% of WY-FI beneficiaries experience both mental ill-health and addiction (dual diagnosis).
Service flexibility is important to support beneficiaries with addiction. Here are a few examples of how we’ve facilitated service flex in this area:
- We’ve coordinated outreach work to visit rough sleepers
- We’ve adapted HARM worker roles (with a focus on harm reduction and needle exchange), so that workers can take on a broader, more flexible role as HOPE workers (with a focus on harm reduction, outreach, prevention and education)
- Providers can be more flexible about missed appointments if the beneficiary has the support of a Navigator.