Research proposal Using mixed methods, (AAPPQ and the WHOQoL, and 1-1 interviews with key informants) this study will examine the efficacy of an advocacy intervention for improving the quality of life of people with concurrent or historic substance use disorders and mental health illness.
In addition, the WHOQoL questionnaire will be administered to clients who attend the REACH Advocacy service.
The two groups who will be invited to give consent to complete the questionnaire include people in recovery undertaking the Reach Advocacy Practice Award (SCQF7) and the client group seeking advocacy support.
WHOQoL questionnaire administered to (service users and attendees of the reach advocacy programme)
Adapted AAPPQ DDPPQ for educational participants
2 REACH trainers interviewed (case study ethnographic methods focus group interview of education intervention participants 1-1 interviews with Key informants (Service providers and service purchasers)