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CGL launches new young person’s service in Havering

Monday 3rd April, 2017

Change, grow, live  has launched a new service for young people in Havering.

The Wize Up service, which is commissioned by Havering Council launched on 1st April and is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10 – 18 and their families.

CGL will deliver a wide range of services from its base in Elm Park Children’s Centre, Elm Park, including information, advice and guidance, group work, interventions and aftercare support.

The service is run by an experienced team of substance misuse specialists who also offer outreach support, so will be working in the community to offer support and treatment to those who need it.

CGL provides a range of services nationally for young people and young adults up to the age of 25. The charity has recently rebranded the whole of its early years offering to make services more accessible, friendly and appealing.

This includes a new logo, website rebranding and easy to understand information and language about the service. It is hoped CGL will be able to reach out to even more young people around the country and offer substance misuse treatment, prevention and early intervention, emotional wellbeing, child sexual exploitation prevention, offender support, advocacy and support for parental drug and alcohol use.

Chris Ayton, service manager at Wize Up, Havering said:

“We are delighted to announce our new service in Havering for young people and their families. We have a wealth of experience in supporting and helping young people, and address the role that drugs and alcohol can play in serving as a gateway to other risk-taking behaviours.

“We hope our outreach model will encourage young people who may not have had contact with services before – perhaps because of stigma – to access our team and work with our extremely able and expert group of local partners.”

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