|CGL to launch new Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service in Luton|
|Social care and health charity change, grow, live (CGL) has been awarded a new contract for the ResoLUTiONs Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service in Luton.
The service, awarded by Luton Borough Council, will begin on 1st April 2017. The service will provide support for local people and their families who require assistance with alcohol and drug misuse. Services will include health and wellbeing interventions, assessment and recovery planning, training and education, recovery support and substance misuse training for local organisations.
CGL will work with a number of partners, including KIKIT, Luton LGBT Links, NOAH, Intuitive Thinking Skills, Stepping Stones and Luton GOAL, to deliver a holistic and comprehensive range of services to meet the needs of people in Luton.
Services will be accessible in venues across the borough and CGL will be supporting local people to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.
Bernie Casey, Director at change, grow, live said: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded the Luton contract and we will work with our service users and partners to ensure a high quality, accessible and holistic service for local residents.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an able and expert group of local partners, to ensure the best provision we can across the borough. Our service model enables those people who may not have had contact with substance misuse services before – perhaps because of stigma or concerns attached to attending ‘substance misuse services’ – to access our team, while maintaining support for current services users through a range of community connection points.”
Cllr Aslam Khan, Commissioning & Public Health Portfolio Holder said: “The Council is delighted to be working with CGL to deliver our new alcohol and drug service. The service will support local people dealing with drug and alcohol misuse, particularly those that pose a risk to themselves, their families or the wider community. CGL will also be working alongside other local services to ensure people have access to a wider range of support including stop smoking, weight management, physical activity and mental and physical wellbeing services.
“We’re committed to providing the best possible services and support for the people of Luton and I look forward to seeing this service develop and deliver positive outcomes for local residents.”
If you would like more information on how to access support or services, please call 01582 483117.