The Practice Development Unit (PDU) is a Partnership between Opportunity Nottingham and Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service.

It is a learning and information resource for workers (at all levels) supporting people experiencing multiple and complex needs* within Nottingham. The unit 'hub' will is an online platform. This platform hosts documents, publications and papers in relation to various Work Streams, including:

  • Psychologically Informed Approaches
  • Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Service-User Participation
  • Housing First
  • Women with Complex Needs.

Further information on the PDU can be found on the leaflet link at the bottom of this page.

Current upcoming events include:

  • (POSTPONED) Effective Communication with People Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage.
    Wednesday 1st April, 10am-3pm
    The Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, NG1 4EZ

To register your interest in any of the above events, or to find out more about the PDU, email

*Opportunity Nottingham defines multiple and complex needs as homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health and offending. Beneficiaries of Opportunity Nottingham experience at least 3 out of the 4 needs.

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