Minimum Unit Pricing: Qualitative study of the experiences of homeless drinkers, street drinkers and service providers

Minimum Unit Pricing: Qualitative study of the  experiences of homeless drinkers, street drinkers and  service providers

Read the event report for Dr Elena Dimova's webinar on Minimum Unit Pricing: Qualitative study of the experiences of homeless drinkers, street drinkers and service providers. 

The focus of Dimova's work was on researching the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on vulnerable groups in Scotland. 

To explore the impact of MUP on homeless and street drinkers, Dimova conducted qualititative research in the form of interviews:

  • 46 interviews with homeless and street drinkers in Glasgow (30 men and 16 women with an age range of 21-73 years)
  • 41 interviews with service providers and other professionals working with this population across Scotland

 

Key findings showed:

  • Reported impacts of MUP on the quantity and type of alcohol consumed were varied
  • A lot of organisations reported no planning prior to implementation of MUP
  • Many service providers spoke of the importance of provision of support to homeless and street drinkers to reduce or stop their drinking 
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