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The Beacon Recovery Service

The Beacon is a borough-wide service to support the recovery of adults and young people who misuse drugs or alcohol. Our one-stop-shop enables people to make positive changes to their lives and supports families and carers affected by other people’s substance misuse.

What we do

At The Beacon we provide drug and alcohol recovery services from our main hub (67 Bradford Street) and also in many other places within Walsall. Our adult service works with people over the age of 18. We have a dedicated young person’s team for those aged from 10 to 18. We also support the friends, families and carers of those affected by substance related issues.

Watch Rachel and Lisa from The Beacon discussing Dry January on The Midland:

Our services include:

  • Support and treatment to manage, reduce and stop alcohol and drug misuse
  • Health care clinics at which our wellbeing nurses provide health care advice, screening and vaccinations for blood borne viruses, such as Hepatitis C. They also support people with many other health and wellbeing issues
  • Needle exchange to ensure safe equipment and provide advice for injecting drug users

needle exchange             121 rooms the beacon

The Needle Exchange at The Beacon                                                 1 to 1 rooms at The Beacon

  • Talking therapies which enable people to build and maintain their motivation, understand their use of drugs and alcohol, and make long-term changes for a healthier and safer life
  • Medically-assisted recovery including medical detoxification and alternative medication to reduce people’s use of some illegal drugs
  • Assessments and goal setting including a structured, holistic recovery plan that is regularly reviewed and addresses additional support needs around housing, employment and other areas
  • Advice, guidance and support including access to recovery coordinators and other key staff on a one-to-one basis and therapeutic and educational group sessions

Are you aged between 10 - 19?

We offer a free and confidential service to 10-19 year olds (up to 25 with Special Educational Needs) who are using drugs or alcohol and live or go to school in the Walsall area.

We offer:

  • Appointments at home, school or other community venues
  • Specialist 1-2-1 harm reduction, advice and information
  • Advice on health and wellbeing
  • Personalised care plans
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Targeted group work
  • Links with Youth Justice Service
  • Volunteer and Peer mentor programme
  • Referrals to other support services

Next steps

People who would like to speak to somebody about their alcohol or drug use can contact The Beacon directly by phone, email or by dropping in to their local service. GPs, family members, carers and friends, or any other agency, such as social services, can refer somebody into the service.

The Beacon is free and confidential and available to all Walsall residents including young people.

beacon waiting room

The waiting area at The Beacon

Tell me more

When you contact us we will invite you to a Welcome Group and assessment appointment as the next step on your recovery journey. We will offer the assessment appointment or an invitation to a clinic within five working days of the request being made. We can offer urgent, next working day appointments where this is clinically required.

Making a referral

Referrals are made by completing the referral form and emailing or faxing it to The Beacon where we will arrange an appointment. A referral form can be downloaded via this webpage or requested via email or telephone.

T: 01922 669 840 (24 hr)

Although we are not an emergency service this number is staffed outside office hours for advice and guidance (please note calls are not free from mobiles).

E: thebeacon.walsall@cgl.org.uk

N.B. If the YP is aged 13 or under, parental consent will be required in most cases. 

Other sources of local support

  • CAMHS (Mental Health) – 01922 607b 400
  • Walsall Family Information Service 01922 653 383
  • IYPSS (Integrated Youth Services) – 01922 714 966
  • Walsall Young Carers Service - 0121 525 7667
  • Walsall Domestic Violence Forum – 01922 406 767
  • Walsall Youth Justice – 01922 714 966
  • Streets Teams (for young people at risk of sexual exploitation) - 01922 621208
  • Walsall Children’s Service Directory
  • Drink Aware (alcohol info)
  • Talk to Frank (drugs info

We have no car park. However, the centre is easily accessible from the bus and train station

The Beacon
67 Bradford Street
Walsall
WS1 3QD
United Kingdom
01922 821 237

Monday-Friday - 8am-6pm with late-night opening until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Saturday - We are open for pre-arranged appointments and groups.

We offer community-based evening appointments outside these hours, pre-arranged with your recovery coordinator.

A warm Welcome from our Service Manager

Hello, and welcome to the Beacon Service in Walsall. We’re a friendly team of experts who are dedicated to supporting anyone worried about their own or someone else’s relationship with alcohol or drugs. We’re a friendly team and we’ll always aim to be as welcoming and supportive as possible. We’re here to help, and our dedicated team will work with you to create a personalised plan to support you to tackle your problems. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to a member of the team about how we can help.
Claire Walters

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