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Housing, News & Media

Cranstoun Comment on Ending Rough Sleeping for Good Strategy

Cranstoun welcomes the Ending Rough Sleeping for Good update, which aims to deliver a key government manifesto pledge of...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Learning on the job

These past 12 months working for Cranstoun as a engagement and recovery worker trainee have been a fantastic and...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

1,750 kits to prevent drug overdoses rolled out by Cranstoun

Social justice charity Cranstoun have begun rolling out new Opioid Overdose Response Pouches which will equip the carrier with...

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News & Media

New Comprehensive Poll Reveals Public Support for Harm Reduction Measures

Polling commissioned by the APPG for Drug Policy Reform and carried out by Redfield and Wilton Strategies has today...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Cranstoun’s new harm reduction partnership with Exchange Supplies

Social Justice charity Cranstoun have announced a new partnership with Exchange Supplies to expand their harm reduction offer and...

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News & Media

Cranstoun Response to Drug Deaths in England & Wales in 2021

Today the Office for National Statistics released their figures for drug related deaths in England and Wales covering the...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Response to Scotland’s Drug-related death statistics

The Scottish Drug-related Death statistics were released today with the figures demonstrating a small decrease in drug related deaths...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, Criminal Justice, News & Media

Cranstoun Response to the Swift, Certain, Tough. New Consequences to Drug Possession Report

Yesterday, the Government released their long awaited white paper which aims to curb recreational drug use through “tough consequences”,...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Cranstoun calls for a pilot Overdose Prevention Centre in Dundee

At Cranstoun, we are passionate about the efficacy of overdose prevention centres in saving lives, and we are firm...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Harm reduction champion joins Cranstoun as Clinical Director

Drug and harm reduction pioneer, Danny Ahmed, has joined the social justice charity Cranstoun as their new Clinical Director....

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Domestic Abuse

New scheme to spot harmful behaviours in children

A new service to support young people aged between 11 and 15 who are showing signs of harmful behaviours...

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News & Media, Our Story

Two leading social justice charities complete merger

The charity Swanswell has completed its merger with Cranstoun, which will see the continued delivery of life-saving services and...

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News & Media, Our Story

Cranstoun launches new strategy and refreshed brand

Cranstoun, the social justice and harm reduction charity, has launched a new five-year strategy, website and brand that underpin...

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Domestic Abuse, News & Media

Wokingham Council announces partnership approach to help tackle domestic abuse

Together with more than 40 local multi-partner agencies, Wokingham Borough Council is proud to announce a collaborative partnership to...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Young people won’t be arrested for carrying cannabis in parts of London

People under 25 found with cannabis will be offered advice instead of prosecution in three boroughs, under plans to...

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News & Media, Our Impact

The Right to Recovery Bill Consultation

Response from Cranstoun, Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Release This is a joint response to the Scottish Conservatives consultation...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Cranstoun welcomes the new Drug Strategy as a ‘step in the right direction’ 

Government’s new 10 year drug strategy was released on Monday 6th December. Cranstoun have welcomed the extra £780m for...

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Criminal Justice, News & Media

Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service saves over £15 million to taxpayers

On the day of Government’s new drug strategy, in the West Midlands, a partnership between Cranstoun, the Police and...

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News & Media

Cranstoun responds to The Telegraph article

Cranstoun responds to The Telegraph article: Methadone to be replaced by ‘abstinence-based’ rehab to treat drug-addicted prisoners Cranstoun is...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, Domestic Abuse

New Service to change behaviours of perpetrators of domestic violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence have access to a new service that provides skills and support to change their behaviours....

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

A goodbye letter to Alcohol

A service user letter: Dear Alcohol, I had no idea when we first met as to how you would...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Why drugs is a health issue first, a criminal one second

Journalist Dani Garavelli visits a West Midlands custody suite to talk to Arron Owen about the work Cranstoun has...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, Criminal Justice, News & Media

Lifesaving antidote to be given to drug users as they leave police custody

West Midlands Police has begun offering people with Class A drug addictions a lifesaving overdose antidote as they are...

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News & Media, Our Impact

Cranstoun responds to the 2021 Spending Review

Cranstoun is a social justice charity empowering people and empowering change working across the areas of substance use, criminal...

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