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New free support service in Rotherham for people affected by substance misuse

Published Tuesday, 10th April 2018
Change, Grow, Live
Change, Grow, Live

A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.

National health and social care charity Change, Grow, Live (CGL) has begun work in Rotherham through its adult substance misuse service, which came into operation on the 1st April 2018. 

CGL has been commissioned by Rotherham Council to deliver services across the borough and ensure access at the main operating base at Carnson House, as well as GP-shared care surgeries and pharmacies. The agreement will ultimately allow CGL to bring its proven service model to the local community of Rotherham, making support more accessible for those in need and removing the stigma of substance misuse issues.

The charity aims to support individuals achieve long-term positive change by offering access to treatment, support to improve health and well-being, advice on addressing housing needs, together with routes to educational and employment opportunities.

Lucy Harrison, Director, said: "We are really excited to be have been commissioned to deliver the new Drug and Alcohol substance misuse service in Rotherham. We are looking forward to working with existing pharmacies and innovative and well-embedded GP-shared care provision across Rotherham. We are ambitious to support people to move away from problematic behaviours and into sustained recovery and this is very much reflected in our delivery model. There is a real commitment and passion to work in Rotherham to continue to embed positive change."

Terri Roche, Director of Public Health at Rotherham Council, said: “It’s really important that anyone experiencing drug and alcohol substance misuse in the borough is able to access the support they need as quickly and easily as possible. We are delighted to be working with CGL to deliver this service and we hope together, we can encourage more people to reach out and seek help rather than suffering in silence.”