Our work and approach

Digital Lifelines Scotland is on a mission to help people at risk of drug related death to connect digitally. We will build on this digital connection to design new and better ways for people to access health, care and support services so that they get the help they need when they need it.

Our delivery programme is based on the Scottish Approach to Service Design. This means making sure a problem is well understood before designing a solution. For Digital Lifelines this means we have started with listening to people who use drugs and those that support them so that we invest in the right digital inclusion support that meets people's needs.

But we know people need digital support now. So, our Early Adopter programmes are bringing digital inclusion benefits in the short term to people who use drugs and are at risk of drug related harm. These programmes will also help us learn what approaches work best