UNITY GROUP: WORKING TOGETHER
MISUSE & ADDICTIONS WEEK:
The Recovery Network will be partnering with the Addiction Recovery Foundation and Addiction Today to promote this event to the media, and help those who need treatment for alcohol and drug addiction/dependency to learn where they can find help.
Abbey Gisburne Park Hospital
Event to be decided. Contact Susan Giles.
1 Regent Terrace
Action on Addiction is delighted to support Addiction & Treatment Week and encourages more organisations to join up.
Tel: 020-7635 54930
Professional Open Morning on Thursday 26 June 2008, 11am – 1pm.
Adfam will be holding an open event at one of its prison support services – highlighting existing work with families and the benefits of carer involvement.
Addictions Services Northumberland
On June 27th Addictions Services Northumberland plans to open their harm reduction service/needle exchange and 2 other offices in Blyth and Ashington where they provide an integrated package of care for Class A users. Although this will be an opportunity to strengthen links with agencies working in the same area, we seek to establish positive links with the business sector and the local strategic partnership.
Contact me: Jerry Hayes, development worker for Northumberland DAAT. firstname.lastname@example.org
ANA Treatment Centres Open Day
Date: to be confirmed, between 23-30 June 2008, 10.30 – 14.30
Title: "Treatment In The Real World"
Background: Last year, ANA, in partnership with Havant Housing Association and others, held an Open Day, as above. ANA showcased new facilities and programme enhancements and our successful partnership with Havant Housing Association.
The event comprises inputs from clients past and present, staff and our local Drug Action Team, The Safer Portsmouth Partnership and members of our Family and Carers Group, First Step. A page on our web site will also be dedicated to the event, in support of the Home Office / Unity Misuse & Addictions week.
ANA has a diverse staff team and a diverse client base with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. The lunch time will reflect this with diverse foods from around the world, celebrating difference and community.
ARA (Addiction Recovery Agency)
… is a residential 2nd-stage abstinence-based programme featuring mixed-gender treatment and single-gender accommodation, group therapy, 1:1 counselling, workshops, life skills, attendance at 12-step meetings, and learning & development work.
3rd-stage move-on accommodation is also available, with extensive relapse-prevention, aftercare and resettlement support.
We plan to again partner Broadway Lodge during Misuse & Addictions Week – details under Broadway Lodge below.
Tel: 020-8673 4545
On Wednesday 25 June from 2pm, we will be holding a half-day Open Day on our premises. Our day will include information about our programme structure and the treatment we offer from the counsellors on our addiction-recovery programme. We are inviting previous clients who have attended our programme to offer you their first-hand experience of our treatment services.
There will be light refreshments and the opportunity to view our premises in the afternoon. For more information on the location of our centre and the addiction-recovery programme, click on our website. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com
… is one of the largest mental-health trusts in the country, servicing people both within its area and further afield. We have eight directorates and our services are managed in five strategic business units or care groups, supported by a research and development unit, to help develop best practice and expertise. Every year, our 4,200 staff care for about 23,000 service users. We work in people’s homes, GP surgeries, community mental-health units and other community settings as well as hospital and community-based inpatient units. Most of our £160million annual funding comes from Primary Care Trusts, responsible for commissioning local health services and funded by the Department of Health.
We hope to again partner Broadway Lodge during Misuse & Addictions Week – details under Broadway Lodge below.
Tel: 0845-0945 852
Between June 24-27, Ayurva will be holding open days at the Selhurst Clinic from 10am-1pm, with lunch provided. Please call Laura on 01252-514111for further details or RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadway Lodge Open Afternoon
We are holding an open day for HR professionals to enable a better understanding of addiction, sickness and stress within the workplace. The three can be linked.
We will also hold demonstrations of methods such as acupuncture, massage, stress relief and meditation which are proven to help.
The event will be held at Broadway Lodge on 26 June, from noon until 3pm, with a free networking lunch provided.
Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service
The Blackberry Centre
Telephone: 0117 3784500
Last year, we used this week to officially launch the recently refurbished Blackberry Centre on Monday, 4-7pm. Depending on demand, we can arrange an informal occasion, providing an opportunity for local residents, service providers and service users to see the new facilities and meet some of the staff.
It will be the first of many such events in drug and alcohol agencies across Bristol.
188 Lawrence Hill
The open event is scheduled for Thursday June 26th from 12 – 2pm. Please confirm in advance. There will be a display of our work, leaflets available and staff on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided
17a West Tower Street
The open day will be held at CADAS’ new headquarters at the address above, on Tuesday 24 June from 11am until 3pm. It is a chance for members of the public and workers from other agencies to see the work that CADAS does and meet staff and volunteers. A range of CADAS’ services will be displayed, and some techniques demonstrated.
Launch of new poster campaign – Wednesday 23rd
Drugsline’s new poster campaign will be launched on Wednesday 23rd. The posters are aimed at drug/alcohol users, affected family members and young people. Posters will be distributed to GP surgeries, pharmacists, libraries, community groups and to service providers. Copies of the posters will be availabel on reqeust and can be seen on the Drugsline website.
Open Days – Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th
Drugsline invites service providers, service users, families, teachers,potential volunteers, coucillors, MPs and members of the press to come and meet its staff and volunteers and find out more about Drugsline’s work.
DONCASTER DRUG STRATEGY UNIT
An open day at New Beginnings. This is the only facility of its kind in the UK, where structured day care, detox and supported accommodation reside in the same building. Subject to confirmation, an open day will take place on the 25th June, from 11am to 3pm.
Photographed left are members of the Doncaster Safer partnership and the Drug Strategy Unit, including Stuart Green, operational manager of New Beginnings, who coordinated a Tackling Drugs day in the middle of the 2007 week. "The day went really well. Clients enjoyed the game and there was a good sense of team morale – even though our clients lost 7-4 to Drug Intervention Programme clients!" he enthused.
"Sport and team work offer a real opportunity for clients to feel part of and belong to something, and get a natural high away from drugs. The Doncaster ground has only just been opeend and is one of the best, as the photo shows. The value which clients felt to be able to tread the turf was amazing."
Ellesemere Port Drug and Alcohol Service
Unity House has been open for three years now and the drug and alcohol service would like to hold an open day to celebrate this and the links made within the local community. The event is to be confirmed as taking place on Friday between the hours of 10am and 3pm and all are welcome to attend. Displays will be provided by both teams and it is hoped that other agencies will also take part.
3rd Floor – Alexandra House
10 Station Road
London N22 7TR
Tel: 020 8489 6932or email
Haringey Women’s Week… This year Haringey is doing something different!
Drug and alcohol services in Haringey will be opening their doors on Tuesday 24th , Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June to all women who are interested in finding out about drug and alcohol treatment in Haringey. Women can book beauty treatments, massages and get some aromatherapy at local services while they find out about what drug and alcohol services can do for them. In addition, free childcare will be provided while they are getting pampered!
So Treat Yourself and come along! Download need_a_breaka_3.pdf .
Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA)
590 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6HR
31 Rodway Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 3JP.
Tel: 07949 831 882
Intuition Foundation is a new charity purchasing a 14-bedroom property. This would be great opportunity to see the property which the service will be delivered and receive information about the treatment provision. The intention is to offer a care pathway, drug treatment and resettlement programme for single women, pregnant women and mothers and babies who are in crisis. The referral criteria is; single women, pregnant women, sex workers, ex-offenders, poly-users, probation referrals, women who have completed detox and need stabilisation and mother with child(ren) aged 0-5.
The programme is a 6-12mth rolling programme with an aftercare provision. See for yourself during an open day on Tuesday 24th June 2008 and Tuesday 1st July 2008.
The information day commences at 12.00pm and ends at 3.00pm. (to be confirmed). This day is an information day for frontline drug professionals who work with women, DAATs, CMTs, midwives, social services departments and NOMs.This day also welcomes professionals from the statutory and non-statutory agencies which work with female substance misusers and families.
The Ley Community runs an intensive residential programme from its site on the outskirts of Oxford based on a traditional therapeuticcommunity model for up to 60 entrenched drug and/or alcohol misusers. Last year, we held an Open Day for visitors and hope to repeat this, subject to demand.
It would provide an opportunity for visitors to be shown around the Community by residents and meet with staff and residents to discuss the treatment programme. A number of ex-residents could also be available to talk about the resettlement phase when residents leave and take on full time employment in the Oxford area. A buffet lunch will be provided.
Last year, we ran a number of workshops/discussion groups ailable in the afternoon. It would be helpful if people wishing to attend could phone in advance so that we had some idea about the numbers to cater for.
Open Day (date to be confirmed). Lampton Court’s holistic programme now includes a medical inpatient detox. Set in 8.5 acres of Devon countryside, this has a full curriculum of therapy and outdoor activities.
Mary Magdelen Foundation
588 Radford Road
Open afternoon Thursday 26 June, from 1.30-3.30pm, at the above address.
Wednesday 25th June between 2-4pm, to be confirmed. Visitors to ask for the Minor Tranquilliser Service. Being small, I welcome organising this with a local service. We are available for people to come and talk to us about our project one afternoon during Misuse &Addictions Week.
Our services are on at different times. There is also literature regarding Minor Tranquillisers which visitors would be welcome to help themselves to.
Wednesday 25th June between 2-4pm. www.mindincamden.org.uk – visitors to ask for the Minor Tranquilliser Service.Melanie DavisService Manager Mind in Camden Minor Tranquilliser Project
Tel: 0207 241 8980
Planning for open day on Wednesday during normal Fletcher House operating times – aiming to showcase range of provision available from ‘one-stop shop’, including open access drop-in, structured day care, counselling, rapid prescribing, health assessments, through care and aftercare, mentor programme, users and carers groups, and access to education and employment.
The Nelson Trust
The Nelson Trust will be holding an open day between the hours of 11am and 4pm, date to be finalised.
Suuporters of the Trust have been informed and visitors are invited to tour the trust to meet members of staff and see the work at first hand. The tour will finish in the Star Centre, the base for the Nelson Trust’s ETE programme one of many services the trust provides. These include a six month abstinence based treatment programme, the Family Service, the Women’s Service, Resettlement, Daycare and ETE.
Telephone: 01302 571240
Open day for Structured Day Programme first Friday in every month. 10am – 12 noon.
Doncaster Borough wide 18+ project for peolpe with substance misuse issues.Treatment element and residential service also. Phone to book appointment or for more information.
Telephone: 01206 766096
Open Road is a holistic treatment centre for people with drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Monday 23rd June 2007 sees the viewing of a Stimulant Service at Open Road. We will be open from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm to welcome visitors to our service.
Open Access Community Alcohol Services
41 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AQ.
Open Day – Wednesday 25th June from 11 am to 4 pm.
Conducted tours by arrangement in advance.
To celebrate this important week a number of our residential rehabilitation centres plan to host – as they did in 2007 – Open Days to highlight their work and provide an insight into the treatment process and the journey clients undertake at Phoenix Futures. We are cordially inviting you to come and share this day with us as a valued supporter to Phoenix Futures. The day will be hosted by current and ex-service users, staff and senior management.
You and your colleagues will have the opportunity to talk, question and learn more about our work and the services our centres offer through a range of formal and informal information sessions. Information stalls will showcase a selection of our work and you can also partake in a tour of the centre and grounds to view the facilities available. You will also have the opportunity to learn about many of Phoenix Futures unique values and strengths, such as our education and skills programme that help service users learn new skills to find employment, voluntary work and further education upon leaving our services; and our successful conservation therapy programme that provides an alternative environment outdoors for clients, building self-esteem, confidence, social and team building skills.
There will also be an opportunity to network with other professionals in the drug and alcohol field over refreshments and a buffet lunch.
Open day centre locations are listed below, and exact dates will follow. Please contact each service directly to confirm your attendance or alternatively you can complete and return the attached reply slip. Please RSVP ASAP A confirmation letter, agenda and map will be forwarded to you prior to the open day.
June 11.30am – 2.30 pm
To book contact: Charmaine Hutchinson
To book contact: Jennifer Threlfall
June 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
To book contact: Wendy Rutherford
To book contact: Buky Olabopo
*Sheffield Community Services and Portland House Women’s only Residential Service, Barnsley Structured Day Service and Phoenix Futures Conservation Therapy Programme will also be showcasing on the day.
To book contact: Denise Arnold
RAPt – Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust
Tel: 020-7582 4677
Event details to be confirmed. Contact Caroline Cole.
Action on Addiction
Candlelight vigil and Remembrance event for people lost fo addiction and alcoholism.
Friday 27th June 2008
6.30pm – 10.30pm
Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant.
St James Priory
As part of this week we hope to hold 2 open-access sessions on Tuesday 24th June at 11.30am and 2.30am. If you want to find out more about residential rehab and supported accommodation for people in recovery then come along to one of these sessions.
Open Day in Luton, date to be confirmed.
TTP’s primary objective is to offer the finest, most cost-effective rehabilitation from alcoholism and drug addiction. The centre is a 12-step abstinence-based daycare service with sober-living houses within a short distance. £350/week for a 12-week programme. Learn more about treatment in general and us in particular. Refreshments available.
Partner with Broadway Lodge during Misuse & Addictions Week – details under Broadway Lodge above.
Via Group, 2 Bristol Rd Lower, Weston-super-mare, Somerset BS23 2PN
18 Whitecross Road
Better late than never! Our Open Day will be on 2 July 2008 from 2pm at Western Counselling’s new Head Office and Counselling Offices at 18 Whitecross Road, Weston superMare.
Opportunity to view new building, meet with staff and clients and ask questions about the service.