TIFCI is making a number of resources available including publications, policy and legislative briefings, guidance notes and service frameworks.


TIFCI staff and members come from a wide range of backgrounds and interest including leading researchers and service managers who have worked in the areas of alcohol and drug use.  criminal justice, community cohesion and equality and human rights. Selections of their work are published here.


Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE is one of the leading researchers in Europe on Community engagement and has led the development of highly innovative work and models of working on community engagement with drug users, offenders, refugee and asylum seekers and Black and minority ethnic communities.

Community Engagement ModelCommunity Engagement – This article is part of the reader: ‘Overcoming Barriers – migration, marginalisation and access to health and social services’, Amsterdam, 2007.   

DRE Community Engagement Report This report documents the process, findings and outcomes from the National Institute for Mental Health England (NIMHE) Community Engagement Project, commissioned and conducted as part of the wider Delivering Race Equality (DRE) in Mental Health Care Programme.

Community Engagement the Process: Report on BME Drugs Needs Assessment This report describes the process of community engagement for the initial pilot programme of the Department of Health’s Black and minority ethnic community drugs needs assessment programme.


Dr Jon Bashford is an acknowledged expert on organisational change and discrimination and has led a wide variety of programmes in the areas of institutional racism, organisational change and implementing equality and human rights.

 Literature review: Chapter 2 from Dr Jon Bashford’s PhD Thesis on discrimination and organisational change


A variety of publications on drug and alcohol use can be accessed including needs assessments, literature reviews and practical resources to increase access and improve outcomes amongst minority groups.

 BME communities in England: A review of the literature on drug use and related service provision

Findings: BME Drugs Needs Assessment Programme

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