Worcestershire County Council has awarded Cranstoun the contract to deliver a new integrated drug and alcohol specialist treatment service in Worcestershire.

The service will provide support and treatment to those adults, young people and families in Worcestershire affected by problems with drugs and alcohol. The primary purpose of the new service is to reduce drug and alcohol related harm and promote recovery.

The service is being commissioned in partnership with West Mercia Police and the Crime Commissioner, and will start on the 1st April 2020. 

Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Health and Well-Being at Worcestershire County Council, said: “We are delighted to continue our working relationship with West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver this new service.”

“It has a real focus on preventing drug and alcohol related harm and promoting recovery. It’s really important for people in Worcestershire to have a dedicated service that they access if they need this support.”

Annie Steele, Director of Operations for Cranstoun (incorporating Swanswell), said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to continue delivering the drug and alcohol services across Worcestershire.  We are excited to be working closely with partnerships at district and county level to prevent and reduce the harm caused by drug and alcohol use. Our work with adults and young people encourages positive change to give everyone the opportunity to live healthy, safe and happy lives.”

The contract will continue to deliver a range of prevention and treatments in partnership with local NHS and other voluntary sector providers.

The service will focus on prevention and treatments for problems associated with drugs and alcohol, reducing harm and continuing to make the service available in different locations across Worcestershire.

This will be achieved by working together in partnership with service users and stakeholders in the wider health and care system.

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