Tuesday, September 20, 2005

North East VSA event

North East England - Event

Re-Solv has worked with Drug Action Teams and the Government Office North East to deliver a regional event to highlight VSA in the region. VSA death rates in the North East have been the highest in the UK and are 62% higher than the national average. Therefore prevention work here is of particular significance and importance.

The event is being held from 10am -1.30pm on 11th October at the Boldon Quality Hotel and is available to commissioners of and workers from all young people's services within the region.

The event will include a number of speakers delivering local, regional and national perspectives and the key speaker will be John Ramsey of St Georges Hospital Medical School. It has been timed to support the recently launched Government framework for VSA.

Alongside the event the aim is to raise the awareness of professionals, parents and young people through the widespread distributions of appropriate training, educational and awareness materials. The project is assisted by a grant from the Northern Rock Foundation.

For further information please contact Claire Toas (claire.toas@gone.gsi.gov.uk) or tel: 0191 202 3628.