Swanswell services open during Easter bank holiday

22 March 2013

Swanswell will once again be offering advice and support this Easter bank holiday to people using its services.

Since 2011, the national recovery charity – which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – has been offering special telephone and face-to-face support during holiday periods, in addition to its regular services at all other times.

On Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (01 April), Swanswell will provide face-to-face appointments, telephone support, drop-in facilities and needle exchange at selected offices from 9am to 5pm, when many other services are closed.

  • Birmingham - Supporting People and drug support services: pre-arranged face-to-face appointments at Swanswell, Ruskin Chambers, Corporation Street or telephone appointments available by calling 0121 233 7400
  • Coventry and Warwickshire - Supporting People/Independent Living Service (ILS): pre-arranged telephone appointments on Good Friday (existing clients) and Easter Monday (existing clients and new ILS clients) by calling 02476 226 619. Pre-arranged face-to-face appointments also available on Easter Monday at Swanswell, Norton Street, Coventry 
  • Leicestershire and Rutland - alcohol and drug support services: drop-in service and needle exchange at Swanswell 95 Ashby Road, Loughborough and Swanswell, 42 High Street, Coalville or by calling 0300 303 5000
  • Sandwell - alcohol and drug support services: telephone appointments available by calling 0845 112 0100

Swanswell services in Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, and Sandwell will be available as usual at all other times.

Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We’ve been offering additional support during the bank holiday for a while now after recognising how difficult this time can be for clients, especially when many other services are closed.

We hope our telephone and face-to-face support will continue to prove a useful tool for people as they carry on with their journey to recovery from substance misuse.’ 

For general information about substance misuse, visit our alcohol or drug information pages.

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