Launch of new Hackney Recovery Service
A new recovery service has been launched in Hackney to support adults experiencing difficulties with drug and alcohol use.
Officially opening on 8 March, the new Hackney Recovery Service - run by WDP in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) and St Mungo’s - provides a number of different services under one roof to help with end-to-end substance misuse recovery. The service will also support families and friends of those with drug and alcohol problems.
Running in Hackney since October last year, the service is treating over 1,500 people with the help of 70 staff.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney’s Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.
The new Hackney Recovery Service will ensure that some of the most vulnerable people in Hackney receive the treatment they need for problems with drugs and alcohol.
Tackling substance misuse is part of our responsibility to promote and protect the health of residents. With partners working together, this service will provide co-ordinated care by treating service users as a whole, helping to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and support their families and friends. The new service is a key part of our alcohol strategy for the borough which will help find ways to prevent people from developing problems and working with different communities to make sure they get the support they need.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with CNWL and St Mungo’s. Hackney Recovery Service will provide much-needed support to those vulnerable to or recovering from substance misuse in Hackney. This is an exciting and positive step forward for health and well-being in East London.
The Hackney Recovery Service is located in Hackney’s Central’s Mare Street and supports residents over the age of 18 experiencing difficulties with drug and alcohol use along with families and friends.