New drug and alcohol recovery service to be launched in Hackney
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A new community-focused drug and alcohol recovery service is launching in Hackney.
Social enterprise, Turning Point, has been commissioned by London Borough of Hackney and City of London Corporation to run a new integrated substance misuse service.
Clare Taylor, Director of Operations at Turning Point, said: “The service will address the wider issues of wellbeing, focusing on recovery, social inclusion and improving quality of life; through specialist treatment provision, community activities, housing support and special provisions for under-privileged groups to improve accessibility for all.”
Turning Point will deliver the service with mental health charity Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) and Antidote, a specialist LGBT drug and alcohol service run by the charity London Friend.
Vanessa Morris, CEO of Mind CHWF said: “Substance misuse issues can affect anyone, and people can be particularly at risk when they are also experiencing mental health difficulties. We’re delighted to be part of this new service.”
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The new City and Hackney Recovery Service will run from October 1 and will operate out of The Hub at 102-110 Mare Street.
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