Case study

Rochester and Elmore Ice Action Committee

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Case Study Rochester and Elmore

Dates of the project:: August 2017 – November 2018

Target audience:: Rochester and Elmore general community. Young people in the local area

Rochester and Elmore forum workshop

Activity aim:

To empower the Rochester and Elmore community to manage the issues surrounding the use of crystal methamphetamine (ice) through a community-driven, sustainable approach.

Issue being targeted

Local youth and their families and carers required support with the issues surrounding ice use in the community. It was also identified that youth had limited awareness of, and access to, local support services.

Drivers for the activity

The community of Campaspe and northern Greater Bendigo (Elmore) are faced with a number of significant social disadvantages such as youth unemployment and alcohol and illicit drug use.

Significant documents provided the group with an evidenced-based template for action:

  • National Ice Action Strategy 2015
  • Shire of Campaspe Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013–17
  • Shire of Campaspe Youth Research Project 2015
  • Healthier Campaspe Needs Analysis 2016–20
  • ‘Ice: The Snowball Effect’ Evaluation Report 2016
  • Rochester and Elmore LDAT Workshop Summaries evaluation report 2017–18.
Rochester and Elmore forum workshop

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