Swanswell awarded £3 million contract to continue delivering alcohol treatment in Sandwell

16 December 2014

Swanswell has been awarded a contract worth a total of around £3 million to continue delivering community-based alcohol treatment in Sandwell.

It means the national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, will remain in the borough for at least the next three years, following the completion of a competitive tendering process.

The new contract, which began on 01 December 2014, builds on the existing service provision in Sandwell that Swanswell has been delivering since 2011, and now includes the full range of alcohol treatment, such as community-based detoxification.

Swanswell will remain at the Alberta Building, 128b Oldbury Road, Smethwick – alongside the drug service, delivered by IRiS Sandwell – as part of the borough’s integrated alcohol and drug service, and can be contacted on 0121 553 1333. 

Annie Steele, Swanswell’s Director of Central Region, said: ‘We’re delighted to have been awarded this new contract to continue delivering alcohol treatment to adults in Sandwell and to expand the services we’re able to offer to the community.

Over the last three years, we’ve created some great partnerships with GPs and other health-related services in the borough, so we’re excited about building on those moving forwards to help even more people change their life for the better.’

Councillor Paul Moore, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for health, said: ‘I am pleased the contract with Swanswell has been continued to ensure we work with those who need support and tackle the effect of alcohol misuse on individuals, families and our communities.’

For details of how to get in touch with Swanswell's alcohol service in Sandwell, visit our Contact us page.

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