Peer-led outreach is the main way UISCE engages with the community of people who use drugs in Ireland.
Our team of peer volunteers go out on the streets to talk to people, identify their needs, offer support and information about UISCE or other relevant topics (Naloxone, Training opportunities, Service User Forums, etc.).
Sometimes UISCE will go out to ask specific questions to the community of PWUD, so we can inform decision-makers and policymakers of what the views of the community are on one specific topics.
Over the last few years we used this approach to get feedback for the development of the National Drug Strategy, to inform the tender process for the Safe Injecting Facility or to learn what the community of PWUD knew about Naloxone (just to name a few!).