Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Unity Drug and Alcohol services in Cumbria has won a prestigious award.
Unity was named Public Sector Champion of the Year at the Diverse Cumbria Awards 2017 last week.
The award was won for the work Unity has carried out across the whole of Cumbria, breaking down barriers and stigma in supporting people recovering from drug and alcohol issues.
They have also supported organisations with the Community Development Fund that actively challenges how people with mental health issues are seen within Cumbria.
The Unity team have been supporters and sponsors of Cumbria and Winter Pride and have taken many opportunities to ensure that issues within the LBGTQI community are challenged and supported.
The service have also provided apprenticeship opportunities for people with ‘lived experience’ to gain employment and experience within work settings. These apprentices have been inspirational in the work that they have achieved in the time that they have been with Unity.
To read more about our Unity Services, click HERE.
Unity staff with their award