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Gateshead Evolve

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Gateshead Evolve is a single, integrated drug and alcohol recovery service for all adults in Gateshead. Recovery starts the moment at referral. Service users will receive a strength based assessment and assigned a Recovery Co-ordinator.   A care plan to support the service users’ recovery journey will be devised. Service users will have access to 1:1 individualised support to meet personal needs as well as attending group work. There are opportunities to access peer mentors and recovery champions who can support service users through their recovery journey alongside opportunities to become a volunteer or peer mentor. 

What we do and how we do it

Gateshead Evolve is an integrated drug and alcohol service for all adults in Gateshead. 

  • Prescribing services
  • Harm Minimisation advice and needle exchange
  • Detox from drugs and/or alcohol
  • Health assessment including Blood Bourne Virus screening
  • Group work programmes
  • Housing support
  • Counselling 
  • A recovery programme for all
  • Support with such problems as housing and employment
  • Family and carer support
  • Recovery Van to enable us to provide an outreach service.

Weekly timetable

Click here to see the weekly Gateshead Evolve timetable and information on the different groups.

Make an appointment

Call 0191 5947821

Or drop into:

47 Jackson Street



Make a referral

Same as above or fax 0191 2475844

Can’t attend your appointment?

Call the service and ask to speak with your recovery co-ordinator and further appointment will be arranged

Other sources of local support

The Davidson Building
Swan Street, Gateshead
0344 245 1288

Aidan House, Tynegate Precinct
Sunderland Road, Gateshead
0191 490 0579

TYNESIDE WOMEN'S GROUP (Tel: 0191 4777898)
Courses to improve Mental Health Coping Strategies
Support Groups
Counselling Services
Therapeutic Activities i.e. craft/singing
Service User Involvement

GATESHEAD CARERS (Tel: 0191 4900121):
Dedicated team of Carer Support Workers there to listen and help make life easier for adult carers in Gateshead. They also work closely with Health & Social Care (HSC) professionals and employers to raise awareness of carer issues by offering tailored training and support.

BASIS 336:
High Street, Gateshead
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm
Assistance with Housing Support/Showers/Laundry/Emergency Food/Internet Access etc.





Jackson Street is located within a 5 minute walking distance from Gateshead Interchange Metro Station. 

Accessible via most bus routes to Gateshead Interchange

Parking at this location is minimal although free parking is available in various locations within walking distance of Regent Terrace. 

47 Jackson Street
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
0191 2475844

Monday – 9.00 – 8.00pm 
Tuesday – Friday 9.00 – 5.00

Needle exchange – Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00