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Manchester Emerging Substance Use Survey

Manchester City Council has commissioned Manchester Metropolitan University to undertake research to monitor emerging substance use trends. The University have developed a survey aimed at those who are working with people who use drugs in Manchester. The survey aims to gather up-to-date information on changing substance use trends. The findings will inform the Manchester Local Drug Information System and will provide recommendations to the Council regarding the development and delivery of services within Manchester for substance users. The identification of emerging trends will help to ensure that commissioners and service providers are best placed to understand local needs and the services required, and develop appropriate harm reduction advice, staff training and awareness raising. 

If you work with people who use drugs in Manchester, please take a few minutes to complete the survey which you can access via the link below. 

Your responses will be kept completely confidential with only the researchers seeing your responses. Whilst the survey requests your name, role, organisation and contact details, any responses used will be anonymised. No names or organisations will be attached to any responses with identifiers kept generic e.g. ‘Prison staff’ or ‘homeless outreach worker’. The details requested are for context and to enable the research team to follow-up survey responses if they want to find out more details e.g. through a one-to-one interview.     

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Rob Ralphs ( / 0161 247 3014)

We Stand Together

Greater Manchester has a long and proud tradition of celebrating diversity and campaigning for equality and nowhere is that more true than right here in this fantastic city of Manchester.

Recent global events have caused real concern among our communities throughout Greater Manchester and the UK.

Community cohesion doesn’t happen by itself - it’s driven by people like you, making an effort to support one another in our local neighbourhoods. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to this event, which is part of a national initiative joining people across the UK to celebrate diversity and demonstrate solidarity.

This is the start of something really special - it’s about people.

We’re going to get the message out through social media so have a think about what it means to stand together as a united community. Join us.


Community Guardian

A Community Guardian is someone local who cares about where they live, wants to be actively involved and is prepared to volunteer to make a difference.

For more information on the role of Community Guardian and information on how to apply, please visit the Manchester City Council Website.


The aim of Home Watch is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.

Visit the Home Watch website for more details about starting a scheme in your area.

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