Free alcohol training in Islington

Blenheim is working with Islington Council to provide free alcohol information and brief advice (IBA) training for anyone across the borough. This new training will provide attendees with the tools they need to support local people to reduce their alcohol use.IBA Poster

The training provides simple techniques which can be delivered by anyone with the training, you don’t need to be a professional. Using this brief intervention, those trained will be able to support people whose drinking may be of increasing risk, provide relevant information, discuss strategies for cutting down and, if necessary refer people to specialist services.

Delegates will leave with the confidence, skills and knowledge to raise alcohol issues and offer tailored advice, empowering people to make positive changes.

Angelina Taylor Public Health Strategist at Islington Borough Council, said:

“Islington experiences some of the highest levels of alcohol-related harm in London. Training frontline staff in alcohol awareness and ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to have conversations on increasing and higher risk drinking is effective as part of a whole-system approach to alcohol-harm reduction. We are delighted to be working with Blenheim to deliver training to frontline staff across Islington in order to support our residents.”

Barney Magee, CASA Alcohol Service Manager, said:

“We are really excited to be given this opportunity to provide bespoke and multi-agency training to people across Islington. A key part of our role will be to help agencies embed IBA and alcohol awareness and we are looking forward to working with services to make this happen.”

The training will be available in the borough from June 2017 and will be delivered by Blenheim’s expert training team. If you live or work in Islington and would like to find out more please contact us on 0207 582 2200. Click here for more information.


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