Reversing the Trend

‘Reversing the trend’ is a joint project, funded by Scottish Government, involving Evaluation Support Scotland, the Partnership Drugs Initiative (previously known as the ‘Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Partnership Drugs Initiative’) and six of the voluntary youth work organisations they fund.

Reversing the Trend is about the role the voluntary youth sector plays in preventing or diverting young people away from problem substance use. We worked with the organisations to explain the outcomes of their work and how those outcomes contribute to local and national outcomes on substance misuse; as well as to find ways to explain and evaluate the impact of their work.