Swanswell prepares to launch in Leicestershire and Rutland

30 June 2011

Swanswell’s announced further details of its new drug and alcohol treatment services, launching in Leicestershire and Rutland this week.

From 1 July 2011, the national charity – which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – will take over the non-criminal justice services for adults on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland Drug and Alcohol Action Teams.

Swanswell’s services will be accessible to anyone affected by substance misuse in the two counties. People can make an appointment, attend one of the regular drop-in sessions or be referred by their GP or other health professional.

The charity will be based in Coalville, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Wigston, Melton Mowbray and Hinckley (location to be confirmed) as well as other venues such as GP surgeries.

Swanswell will also be working closely with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, who will be delivering substance misuse services for young people, as part of the contract.

Debbie Bannigan, Chief Executive of Swanswell, said: ‘We’re delighted to have this opportunity to help people in Leicestershire and Rutland change and be happy.

Swanswell’s services in the two counties have been designed to be as accessible as possible to ensure everyone affected by alcohol or drug misuse can access the help and support they need, when they need it.

We’ve been working closely with the commissioners and existing services to ensure a smooth transition for clients, and we’re confident that they will receive a world class treatment service.’

If you’re affected by substance misuse or know someone who is, you can get details of opening times and locations by calling Swanswell in Leicestershire and Rutland on 0300 303 5000 (from 1 July), or speak to your GP who will be able to refer you.

To find out how to get in touch with the Swanswell services near you, visit our 'Contact us' page.

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