Published Tuesday 14 April 2015 at 10:58
A national charity has now started work with Blackburn with Darwen Council to deliver substance misuse services in the borough.
As of April 1, the Council is working in partnership with leading drug and alcohol charity CRI to deliver recovery services and easy access support to young people and adults across the borough.
The new partnership will build on the achievements of existing providers in the borough over the past few years by bringing a range of new and innovative services together overseen by CRI.
Support will include more accessible community-based services and specialist treatment and targeted recovery support tailored to individual needs as well as open access to advice and information, education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
The charity has already been supporting people across East Lancashire experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol over the past five years via its ‘Inspire’ service.
CRI have agreed to subcontract services from the existing local voluntary sector and this will include involvement from organisations such as THOMAS and the CVS Fast4wd Project, as well as GPs, pharmacists and an organisation called ‘Work Solutions’.
The adults’ service can be contacted via (01254) 495014. For under 25s the contact number is (01254) 495052. Visit the Your Support, Your Choice website for more information.