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Achieve drug and alcohol partnership arrives in Bury

As a partnership model, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), The Big Life Group and Early Break already run drug and alcohol recovery services – known as Achieve - across Bolton, Salford and Trafford in the first cluster-commissioned tender in the North West. 

Now the partnership have been successful in becoming the provider of substance misuse services in Bury. Early Break has been established in Bury for 25 years separate to the Achieve partnership and is now delighted to be part of Achieve across Bury ensuring the seamless offer of an all age service. Families and young people in particular can be especially affected by a family member living with a substance misuse problem, working with Early Break we can ensure a whole family intervention. Separate to this family offer the partnership includes an Early Break one to one service for young people who present with their own treatment needs. The Big Life Group supports service users in an established assertive outreach model  to rebuild their lives and work towards a more optimistic future. 

GMMH has become an expert leader in the field of substance misuse – they have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for their alcohol and drug recovery services by the Care Quality Commission and are extremely proud to welcome Bury into the Achieve family.

Achieve Bury will take a whole-person approach and help to address issues such as employment, education, housing, finances and relationships which can prevent or slow down recovery.

Kate Hall, Head of Operations for the Substance Misuse Division at GMMH said,

“We are delighted we can bring the success of the Achieve partnership to Bury.  We have a proven track record of running successful recovery services throughout the North West, and for building strong links with local businesses and voluntary organisations in the areas we provide services.

“We are working closely with service users, staff and volunteers to deliver the best possible services for the Bury community.  Our focus is on providing a range of services that have the recovery of the individual, their family and community at the centre of what we do.  As an NHS organisation we recognise that we cannot do this in isolation which is why we are pleased to be working with The Big Life Group and Early Break.  Together, with our years of experience and expertise in the field of substance misuse, we can help an individual to access recovery services from that very first contact, safe in the knowledge there is support and care available for their family and friends.”

If you are worried about your own, or someone else’s substance misuse issues, you can contact us on 0161 271 0020 or achievebury@gmmh.nhs.uk.  GPs and other health professionals can also refer individuals to us via these contact details. 

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