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Recovery focussed services in Trafford aim to expand opportunities for service users

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Trafford Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Detox Services have been rebranded to launch the new single model of care offering wider opportunities for services users during and after treatment.

AIM: TRAFFORD, the new name for services run by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW) was developed by service users, volunteers and members of the Trafford service user forum ‘Target’ (Trafford Addiction Recovery Group Empowerment Together). 

Richard Rodgers, Lead for Substance Misuse Services for GMW said, “We value service user’s involvement and we most definitely wanted their input for the name of the new service. The ‘AIM: TRAFFORD’ name represents our close links with service user forum ‘Target’ as its widely valued within the service.  It also represents several aims that the service has including providing service users with the help they need so that they can regain their quality of life, rebuild relationships and aim to integrate back into the community.”

AIM: TRAFFORD work with Phoenix Futures to provide those vital links so service users can get help with housing, life skills, education, employment and training in order to assist them on their road to recovery.

GMW have a track record of delivering high quality Drug and Alcohol Services as far as Cumbria and have built up relationships with voluntary organisations and local businesses to provide the best possible treatment for service users.

AIM: TRAFFORD offers a range of high quality treatments and therapies for people who wish to live a life free from alcohol and drugs.  Treatments include Detoxification and rehabilitation, One to one support, advice on safer injecting and harm reduction, prescribing services and Psychological Services.


Notes for Editors

1.) AIM: TRAFFORD accepts referrals from GP’s or self-referrals from anyone wanting to become drug and alcohol free.

2.) 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.

3.) GMW delivers specialist mental health and substance misuse inpatient services throughout Greater Manchester and the wider North.

4.) Please contact Katie Guatella for a Jpeg of the AIM: TRAFFORD logo.

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