Havering Combating Substance Misuse Strategy

Closed 5 Nov 2023

Opened 18 Sep 2023


Havering Council is seeking feedback on its proposed Combating Substance Misuse Strategy 2023-2028 (also available for download from the 'Useful Documents' section at the foot of this page, along with an executive summary) and invites you to fill out the questionnaire.  The strategy was developed by the Havering Combating Drugs Partnership, which is a multidisciplinary team of key partners including the Council, NHS and Police. The strategy was informed by an earlier comprehensive needs assessment carried out on substance misuse risk factors, prevalence, impact and current service provision/outcomes. Havering Council’s Public Health team led the development of the strategy.

Our shared vision is that through partnership working in prevention and supporting individuals and communities, tackling drug supply chains and reducing demand, we will reduce substance misuse in Havering. We will as well safeguard substance users, families, and communities from the harms of addiction, including providing useful and timely information and advice.

This strategy will be implemented over a five-year period commencing from the date of publication and will be reviewed at least annually by the Havering Combating Drugs Partnership and amendments made where necessary. Consultation questions can be found below, along with additional information to support you in your response. This consultation will run for 6 weeks, starting 18 September to 29 October 2023.


For more details click on the useful documents at the bottom of this page which will direct you to frequently asked questions and the national strategy document.

Why your views matter

Your views will help to shape the strategy and refine the actions to be taken forward to address the issues of Substance Misuse in Havering.

All responses to this consultation are welcomed and will be fully considered before the Plan is finalised and published for implementation.


  • Residents
  • Parents
  • Young People
  • Residents
  • Communities


  • Public Health