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Dual needs strategy consultation

We asked for your comments on a draft strategy to support individuals and their families who have dual needs due to the combination of a mental health issue and substance misuse (drugs and/or alcohol).

The strategy supports individuals of all ages who have a learning disability, mental or behavioural disorders or dementia alongside a substance misuse issue (drugs and/or alcohol). It highlights a variety of services that may be required to meet the needs of these individuals.

You can read the draft strategy below:

Icon for pdf Dual Needs Strategy - draft (PDF, 779.5kb)

Next steps

This consultation closed on Thursday 5 April 2015. The next steps are the development of a dual needs implementation group and action plan. If you would like to be involved in the implementation of this strategy please contact us.

The action plan will be available by December 2015.


Contact us
Public Health
03000 267 660
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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