Results and reports

Former service user, Frank talks about his experience of our Reducing drug-related offending programme with Senior Practitioner, Steven Paisley.

We’re passionate about innovation and have been involved in developing unique and holistic projects and pilots to create better results and more positive outcomes.

Have a look at our reports below to see what we’ve achieved so far and how we can help you.

The Swanswell Recovery Model

Our Recovery Model gives service users the power and control over how they want to achieve their goals and recover from drugs. The results from our first pilot had some amazing results.

  • 168% increase in service users accessing detox
  • twice as many service users reduced their methadone or substitute prescribing

Find out more about The Swanswell Recovery Model.

Sex and wellbeing

The Birmingham Sexual Health Joint Commissioning Group set us the challenge of developing and piloting a sex and wellbeing project. We were asked to create a model to identify and treat sexual dysfunction via screening and simple brief interventions (where possible) and provide pathways to psychosexual therapy where needed.

  • Of those we screened, 54% had current concerns about their sexual wellbeing

Find out more about our sex and wellbeing project.

Get Fabulous!

We noticed many of our female service users had low self-esteem. So, our fantastic workers in Birmingham joined-up with a local college to develop and deliver a three-day workshop to get our female service users feeling confident and happy.

  • At the end of the workshop, 100% of attendees said their self-esteem and confidence had increased
  • Six months after the workshop, the attendees’ level of self-esteem was still 38% up on original estimates

Find out more about our Get Fabulous! workshop.

Using online social networks

We have worked with Netmums, the UK’s fastest-growing online parenting organisation, to provide their members with alcohol and drug advice through their forums.

Find out more about our online social networks project with Netmums.

As well as our work with Netmums, we’ve also held online clinics with Man MOT and the Carers Trust. We reached over 100,000 people online.

Brief interventions for alcohol misuse

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) identified that their offender managers frequently encountered people who may have an alcohol problem.

So, NOMS asked us to develop a training programme and workbook to give their team members the confidence and knowledge to screen their service users and deliver brief interventions to those with moderate alcohol problems.

  • 82% of people said they ‘felt confident’ about using the screening tool and intervention
  • 65% felt the tools ‘helped’ their service users

Find out more about our brief interventions for alcohol misuse.

Alcohol and domestic abuse prevention programme

Each year, in England alone, there are 360,000 incidents of alcohol-related domestic abuse.

To help tackle alcohol-related domestic abuse, we developed a unique programme for our alcohol workers to help them identify and work with abusers and victims. We first piloted our alcohol and domestic abuse prevention programme in Coventry and Warwickshire.

One of the astonishing outcomes from our pilot was a 73% zero-reoffending rate.

Find out more about our alcohol and domestic abuse prevention programme.

Reducing drug-related offending

Police and probation services commissioned us to develop a programme to reduce drug use and related offending for people referred into drug treatment through the criminal justice system.

We developed an innovative 12-session intervention and piloted it in Birmingham. Our pilot achieved some amazing results, including:

  • a 71% reduction on spend on illegal drugs
  • 15.3% of people completing the course drug free

Our reducing drug-related offending programme received national recognition after it won a ‘runner up’ prize in the Howard League for Penal Reform Community Programme Awards.

Find out more about our award-winning reducing drug-related offending programme.



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