Research Report

Evaluation of the Digital Lifelines Scotland Programme

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Matheson C, Daneshvar H, Carver H, Strachan G, Greenhalgh J & Schofield J (2023) Evaluation of the Digital Lifelines Scotland Programme. dy Scottish Government. Edinburgh. https://digitallifelines.scot/media/1217/digital-lifelines-scotland-evaluation-march-2023.pdf

Abstract
First Paragraph: Scotland’s drug death crisis requires a range of innovative solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic signalled the start of a realisation that digital technologies could reshape services and offer person-centred developments to strengthen support for people at risk of drug related harm such as overdose. For this to happen, the public and voluntary sector supporting this group needed to be appropriately digitally able and connected. Against this backdrop, the Digital Lifelines Scotland (DLS) programme, run by the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate was formed. It was a partnership between the Drug Death Taskforce (DDTF), Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI), Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Turning Point Scotland (TPS), Drug Research Network Scotland (DRNS) and Connecting Scotland. The programme was delivered through targeted funded initiatives referred to as Early Adopters 1 and Early Adopters 2.

StatusPublished
FundersScottish Government
Publication date31/03/2023
Publication date online31/03/2023
Publisher URLhttps://digitallifelines.scot/…n-march-2023.pdf
Place of publicationEdinburgh

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Dr Hannah Carver

Dr Hannah Carver

Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr Hadi Daneshvar

Dr Hadi Daneshvar

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Miss Jessica Greenhalgh

Miss Jessica Greenhalgh

Research Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield

Mr Joe Schofield

Tutor, Housing Studies

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