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Focus on partnership working in local alcohol action areas welcomed


Commenting on the Government’s announcement of 20 local alcohol action areas (LAAAs), Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association said:

"We welcome the Government's announcement of 20 local alcohol action areas, which will receive increased support to tackle high rates of alcohol-related harm.


Partnership working and targeted local action has proven to be highly effective in tackling alcohol-misuse. That is why the industry is committed to working in partnership with government, local communities and other stakeholders to tackle alcohol-related harms.

Programmes such as Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPs), which are designed to tackle underage drinking and associated antisocial behaviour, are locally tailored, targeted and highly effective. In some communities, CAPs have been shown to reduce underage drinking and antisocial behaviour by as much as 40%."

A list of the 20 participating areas can be found at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/223773/Alcohol_consultation_response_report_v3.pdfc

Further information on Community Alcohol Partnerships can be found at the following link: 

http://www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk/

 

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