Swanswell to deliver £13 million alcohol and drug recovery service in Worcestershire

28 January 2015

Swanswell, a national recovery charity, has been awarded a three year contract worth around £13 million, to deliver support for people affected by problem alcohol and drug use in Worcestershire.

Established nearly 50 years ago and with a proven track record of delivering similar services effectively, Swanswell will begin helping residents across the county from 01 April 2015.

Swanswell will deliver a full range of recovery services for young people and adults, with support for their friends and family, from hubs in Redditch, Kidderminster, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Malvern and Evesham.

People will also be able to access one-to-one and group support from a number of other locations including GP surgeries, pharmacists and other community venues across the county. Further details will be available in the coming months.

When it launches this year, the new service will be available throughout the week including some late evenings and weekends, as well as bank holidays including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

David Lewis, Swanswell’s Director of West Region, said: ‘We’re delighted that we have been awarded this contract to deliver an integrated alcohol and drug service to help communities in Worcestershire.

Problem alcohol and drug use affects thousands of lives across the county – not just the individual, but also their family, friends and wider community, so we’re keen to help as many people as possible with their journey towards recovery.

‘We have a wealth of experience delivering similar services in other parts of the country, and I know that we’ll deliver an excellent service in Worcestershire that will help people change and be happy’.

To find out more about Swanswell including the services it provides, visit www.swanswell.org.







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