The Manchester Health & Wellbeing Board is updating the city's strategy around alcohol. The key themes are:
• Developing a culture of responsible drinking, where we drink less, less often, by ensuring that individuals have access to information and support to help them make informed choices and change behaviour
• Ensuring a responsible alcohol retail industry brings benefits to our economy without harming our communities, by supporting responsible retailing and enforcement activity to address poor practice
• Improving individuals’ health and well-being through access to effective early interventions and recovery-focussed treatment and care services for those who need them
• Protecting children, young people and families from the harms caused by alcohol misuse and supporting them to achieve better outcomes, through early identification, access to support and treatment, whole-family approaches, and safeguarding vulnerable children
• Protecting communities from alcohol-related crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour, by tackling alcohol-related offending by individuals, and challenging irresponsible alcohol retailing
To read the draft Manchester Alcohol Strategy 2012 – 2015, visit: www.macc.org.uk/macc/health_social_notices.php.
Any comments on the draft strategy can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday 10 February 2012.