During the CV19 Pandemic, Newport was used as a pilot site for a new pioneering peer to peer naloxone pilot. The pilot involved training peer educators to walk the streets of Newport supplying life saving Naloxone kits to individuals and community members.

Our 4 peers – Kim, Leighton, Mick and Scotty between them have supplied well over 750 Naloxone kits to date and have successfully trained housing staff, hostel staff and staff from Feed Newport in Pillgwenlly.

The pilot was supported by Gwent APB and Gwent Police.

See their story in this clip from ITV