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Stay safe when you inject drugs alone.

 

 

The app

BuddyUp is a new digital offer from Cranstoun, in which we have worked with the Brave Technology Cooperation in Canada who originally developed this idea and app.

The idea is simple, people who are using drugs alone can download the app and be connected to a Cranstoun volunteer, with whom they can build a rescue plan in the event of an emergency. The plan is only activated if the app user overdoses. It will send an emergency message to them, triggering the appropriate medical attention. This app is therefore all about preventing avoidable, fatal overdose.

Anyone, anywhere

With this offer we can reach all parts of the UK, people who are in rural locations can access the same support as someone living in a city. There is no pressure on anyone using this service, they do not have to be involved in Cranstoun or any other services or give out any sensitive information.

Support

The app provides support and harm reduction advice at the time when individuals are using drugs. For example we can provide safer injecting and overdose prevention advice and if someone asks for help to access drug treatment services in their area, we can provide this information.

Partners

Cranstoun is pleased to partner with Drug Science and Release in this venture. Within the app links are available to both these organisations who can provide reliable information about drugs and legal advice.

World-class

Our aim as an organisation is to bring world class services to the UK from around the world. Our BuddyUp app is an example of this aim and we believe it is a one stop shop for anyone who uses drugs alone.

BuddyUp FAQs

Read the full FAQs here.

If you want to support this project please go to the volunteer page for more details.

Become a Buddy, become a lifesaver – volunteer with BuddyUp!

What is BuddyUp with Peter Krykant and Alistair Bryant

Come and be a BuddyUp Volunteer!

 

To sign up to be a BuddyUp Volunteer, please click here 

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