Aquarius are now spearheading Stoke-on-Trent’s groundbreaking Community Alcohol Service.
The effective service will continue to be operated from a central base at Balwant House in Shelton. There will also be outreach venues geographically spread throughout the city to ensure easier access to support and offer support to people at home.
Aquarius have pledged to offer smoother pathways through treatment for dependent drinkers and an enhanced focus on linking service users into continuing care and support after their treatment.
The service, which is funded by the Safer City Partnership, will offer counselling and home detoxification and deliver the Alcohol Treatment requirement project in partnership with the Probation Service.
It will be open Monday to Saturday, including two evenings, and will operate a 24-hour 365-days-a-year telephone support service.
Aquarius Senior Manager Paul McTague said: “We aim to build on the performance of current services and improve the treatment and longer term outcomes for service users.”
Additionally, the Alcohol Brief Interventions Service will also be delivered by Aquarius. It is also based at Balwant House but will predominantly operate on an outreach basis. The service offers drop-in sessions and support to organisations in identifying alcohol misuse and a scheme, which diverts people from criminal justice into support for alcohol misuse.
The Safer City Partnership is continuing to support the revised service with complementary artwork and promotional literature. This includes leaflets, posters and mouse mats carrying alcohol safety messages.
To enquire about support or for more information call the service’s new number – 01782 283113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.