Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting

Homelessness can be a common issue for those in addiction, this course looks at how the two are linked. What harm reduction advice can be given to those who are experiencing homelessness and using substances as well as what support is available?

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals in the County Durham area who are experiencing homelessness and substance misuse? Need some extra advice on how to best support them?

This free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.


To understand how substance misuse and homelessness are linked and how to deliver harm reduction messages to those who are using substances and rough sleeping.

Learning Objectives:

  • Have an understanding of the impact of substance misuse on homelessness
  • Know about the drugs of misuse, and the specific risks to homeless users
  • Understand the nature and risks of poly drug use
  • Understand a range of harm reduction practices
  • Know how to signpost and refer individuals to the rough sleeping team