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Funding for Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) comes from the Confiscated Proceeds of Crime Account, which is managed by the New South Wales Treasury.

Support for the Uniting MSIC

Right from the planning stages the majority of the local community of Kings Cross has always been supportive of the Uniting MSIC and the overall concept. Independent organisations have done regular random telephone surveys of local residents and businesses, which have shown that this support continues today. For example, latest figures from a KPMG evaluation show that 78% of local residents and 70% of local businesses support Uniting MSIC.

Organisations from across Australia and the world also support the service.

Findings from independent evaluations

Uniting MSIC was independently evaluated for nearly a decade by a number of different agencies. Eleven reports have been released by five different agencies evaluating Uniting MSIC, all of which show that the service is meeting its aims.

In particular, these reports show that Uniting MSIC is:

  • Saving lives and reducing injury from drug overdose
  • Making the environment safer and healthier for all by decreasing public injecting and the number of syringes being thrown away in public
  • Connecting with people who inject drugs and referring them to treatment services
  • Lowering the risk of the transmission of viruses that are carried in the blood.

The evaluation reports have also shown that Uniting MSIC is cost effective, and is being run without having a negative impact on the local community. If you would like to find out more, you can view our reports.

Find out more about the key statistics relating to the work of Uniting MSIC.

You can also look at the international literature on outcomes from supervised injecting facilities.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about Uniting MSIC, call us on +61 (0) 2 9360 1191 or email rglasgow@uniting.org.

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