Change, grow, live - formerly CRI

Wirral Ways to Recovery

Wirral Ways to Recovery logoChange, grow, live (CGL) are leading a dynamic Recovery partnership in Wirral providing a new Integrated Treatment & Recovery Service with an underpinning ethos celebrating Wirral’s success in Harm Reduction along with the passionate belief that Recovery can be self defined, contagious and a drug & alcohol free lifestyle can be within the reaches of any individual, irrespective of their circumstances.

We aim to create more opportunities for service users to begin and continue their recovery journey and add to this growing asset based resource and support system. We have a range of partnership organisations who are supporting us with the new integrated service including:

We also work with Intuitive Recovery, provide access to the SHARP program in Liverpool, work positively with the DWP, GP Shared Care and Community Pharmacists.

wwtr naloxone team

Some members of the team at a mocktail event

What we do

Change, grow, live lead the partnership, offering open access with a main Treatment & Recovery HUB located centrally in Birkenhead at 23 Conway Street, Birkenhead along with a health & wellbeing HUB in Chadwick Street, Moreton.

We are also in the process of opening an abstinence hub also in central Birkenhead which will be in Hamilton Street.

We work hard to encourage community participation, ensuring our services are based on quality, timely interventions that provide what the individual needs, at the time that they need it, in the area where they live.

By understanding and responding to the requirements & issues in each ward we will develop an approach that responds to local needs; enabling Wirral residents to access support in a wide range of locations and times to suit varying lifestyles and demands.

We aim to connect with people experiencing difficulties as well as their families, making entry to treatment and recovery support as easy as possible. Focusing on what’s strong and not what’s wrong, we want you to be involved from the beginning.

Wirral Ways to Recovery offers;

  • Open Access
  • Street Outreach Teams
  • Housing Support & Advice
  • Community Detox
  • Prison in-reach
  • Foundations of Recovery Workshops
  • Access to Residential detox & Rehab
  • Service User IT suites
  • Specialist nurses
  • Psychological therapists
  • Recovery champions
  • Housing advice and support
  • Support with education, training and employment
  • Think Family workers
  • Peer mentoring training/diploma & opportunities.
  • Volunteering opportunities

Next steps

  • We are working with local councillors and ward members to establish the right locations for Health & Wellbeing Recovery HUBs for the New Ferry and Wallasey areas and will have these HUBs open very soon.
  • Open days will be advertised for all interested members of the Community to drop into our Recovery HUBs
  • Please call for any advice or information

Further information

If you're a professional who would like to make a referral to Wirral Integrated Recivery Service, please download and complete our referral form and either fax it to 0151 203 3111 or email to

You can download a referral form by clicking the link at the top right of this page.

If you're a drug and/or alcohol service user in Wirral, read our Frequently Asked Questions document for information about what happens when we take over a service, and download copies of our information poster and leaflet for Wirral services. 

The New Wirral Integrated Recovery Service - FAQs for service users (PDF download). 

Drug and alcohol services in Wirral are changing - leaflet (PDF download).

Drug and alcohol services in Wirral are changing - poster (PDF download).

Birkenhead Treatment & Recovery HUB
23 Conway Street
CH41 6PT
United Kingdom
0151 203 3111
Service nameAddressPhoneHours
Recovery Café
88-90 Argyle Street
CH41 6AG
United Kingdom
Health & Wellbeing Recovery Hub
Chadwick Street
CH46 7TE
United Kingdom
Coming Soon: Abstinence HUB Birkenhead
56 Hamilton Street
CH41 5HZ
United Kingdom

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