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Engaging the community in alcohol decision making

14:00 - 16:30

Showroom 5, Showroom Workstation 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

Communities have great potential to help shape how decisions are made about the the local alcohol environment – where, when and how alcohol is accessible and consumed – which may help to reduce social and health harms that result from alcohol. However, the best way to support community members to be engaged in alcohol decision making has not been well understood to date. We hope to bring together a wide range of people who have an interest in the local alcohol issues, to consider how different members of the community can be supported to influence decision making around alcohol at the local level.

We will present findings from the recent Community Engagement in Local Alcohol Decision Making (CELAD) study, funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research, which has been looking at case studies of community engagement in alcohol decision making in different areas in England. There will then be reflections and discussion from a panel of different stakeholders, followed by opportunities for all participants to discuss the findings and identify ways to take action locally in Sheffield, and beyond.

This event will provide an opportunity to meet different people with an interest in local alcohol issues, and to share experiences and expertise in supporting community involvement in decision making.

Who the event is for

The event is open to everyone: residents, community groups, local business owners, council practitioners, Councillors, service providers, voluntary organisations, public health and licensing stakeholders and more, from Sheffield and beyond.


14:00 – 14:30 Registration and refreshments

14:30 – 14:40 Welcome and introductions

14:40 – 15:05 Overview of the CELAD study and key findings

15:05 – 15:40 Panel discussion on study findings and taking action

15:40 – 16:05 Round table discussions – what actions can be taken to support engagement locally?

16:05 – 16:25 Feedback and summing up

16:30 – Close.

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