Publish Date:

29 March 2023

Housing First Auckland and NZ Drug Foundation are working together to understand how best to support people without secure housing who don’t want to be abstinent from alcohol and other drugs.

We’re running a series of hui to get ideas and input from people who use drugs, their whānau, and kaimahi who support them. These ideas will be included in new guidance for the addictions sector on how to embed harm reduction principles in their services.

We believe that this guidance will be relevant for kaimahi supporting people without secure housing seeking to develop their own skills, and better advocate for the needs of their whaiora.

Over the course of the workshop, we will:

  • Reflect on suggestions of harm reduction information, tools, and support available for people who use drugs, and ask for your input on what else could be added.
  • Develop personas that align with the whaiora you support and explore what they may need – as well as giving feedback on what other groups identified.
  • Review harm reduction principles and share thoughts around any changes or additions that could be made.
  • Discuss what needs to be considered when using a harm reduction approach with people without secure housing.

Please note, this is not training on harm reduction but instead gathering insights on what is needed and how you utilise harm reduction in your service.

Who should attend

We’re seeking a diverse range of attendees to help ensure we give as much voice to the sector as possible, including key workers, peer support workers, managers, and any others interested.

Date/ Time

13 April 2023, 11.00am – 12.30pm



Register here via eventbrite