Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW) are now working with key partners in Salford to help people with alcohol and drug addiction under the newly formed Achieve - Salford Recovery Services. Over 100 guests including GP’s, commissioners, service users, people living in recovery in the city and organisations across Salford attended the Achieve launch event which took place last week at Buile Hill Park Hall.
Known for some years plainly as Salford Drug and Alcohol Services, the new brand was developed in partnership with service users and volunteers to reflect a new model of care being offered. As a result of a tendering process by Salford City Council, GMW were successful in their bid to become the lead provider of a more integrated model of service provision that works to reach more people who are affected by addiction in Salford.
The new service, which puts the ethos of recovery at the forefront of its work, will source involvement from registered charity THOMAS (Those on the Margins of a Society), Great Places Housing Group, young people’s service Early Break and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Steve Simmons, Operational Manager for GMW said, “We welcome service user involvement and certainly wanted their input into branding this new positive partnership. We have seen what can be achieved by the people who come into our services and through our high quality treatments and support from our professional teams, we know that recovery can be achieved.”
Achieve has a range of services that not only support the people who want to recover from addiction but also those who are affected by a loved one’s substance misuse, working on family relationships and support for young people.
Councillor Margaret Morris, assistant mayor for health and wellbeing at Salford City Council, said, “This new partnership is about more than just treating addiction, important though that is. We’ve commissioned a broader service to help people return to healthier, happier lives – and to bring new help and hope to families who are affected by addiction. I’m delighted to see service users having their say on this right from the start.”
The partnership will not only provide treatment for substance misuse but also provide vital links so that service users can get help with housing, life skills, education, youth services, employment and training in order to assist them on their road to recovery.
- Download slides from the launch event - Achieve launch event presentation [pdf] 3MB
- Watch the launch film - www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2qDFAXbE0
Notes for Editors
1.) Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW) provides district mental health services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford. GMW also provides substance misuse services in Salford, Wigan and Leigh, Blackburn with Darwen, Central Lancashire and Cumbria.
2.) GMW delivers specialist mental health and substance misuse inpatient services throughout Greater Manchester and the wider North.
3.) Please contact Katie Guatella for copies of the Achieve logo and more photos from the launch event.
4.) Photo: Achieve service providers, recovery partners and commissioner.
5.) Anyone concerned with their alcohol or drug addiction or about a family members addiction can contact Achieve Services on Tel: 0161 703 8873
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