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Advocacy & advice drop-in

Address details
Organisation Freshwinds
Address Prospect Hall 12 College Walk Selly Oak
B29 6LE
Contact details
Phone 0121 415 6715
Opening hours Monday 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday 9am–8pm
Wednesday 9am–5:30pm
Thursday 9am–5:30pm
Friday 9am–5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The substance misuse service at Freshwinds aims to support adults to both access and maintain drug recovery services. We do not provide a prescribing service but the outreach support we do provide helps to join up a number of agencies that clients may be involved with.
We offer a confidential, non-judgmental service, with a holistic and integrated approach that provides information, advocacy and support to engage and maintain treatment and recovery choices.
Help is available for all drug users if they want it, and we can also refer people for treatment and recovery services if this is required. However we will not presume that every drug user wants recovery services. They might have tried it before and felt it didn’t work.

We recognise that support is really important for people who are ready to make changes to their lifestyle, and at BRO-SIS we recognise that lasting changes take time. The journey will be rocky at times and you don’t have to go through it alone. Why not let us help you on your journey?

Provide accurate and unbiased information on substances and all their effects.
Support individual goals and personal recovery choices.
Encourage and support access to effective treatment and recovery services.
Promote healthier lifestyles and alternatives to drug misuse within the African Caribbean Community.
Please follow the links for more information on drugs.

The project is accessible to all individuals (18 years+) from Black and Minority Ethnic communities with a focus on those with an African Caribbean background who experience issues with drugs.

We offer structured treatment and harm reduction information as well as advice and advocacy services.

We work on an outreach basis, so we are quick to respond. Please contact us directly to discuss any potential referral.

You can self refer onto the service or ask your health or social care professional to refer you. Upon receipt of a referral you will receive an initial assessment to triage so we can understand your needs and individual goals. This will form part of an agreed personalised support plan which is an opportunity to plan the type of substance misuse support you may require on your journey. This may be provided by us or another provider in the community. We may also identify a number of other support needs which we can help you to access services to respond to. The outreach support we provide can help join up a number of other agencies that you may already be involved with or want to access.
For more information on this service you can contact.

0121 415 6716

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Categories Advocacy
Gender both
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Last updated: Dec 7, 2016 11:55

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