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Wirral Ways to Recovery


Wirral Ways to Recovery logoWirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral.

CGL leads the Wirral Ways to Recovery partnership. We provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use. 

Our goal is to support service users to achieve and maintain their own vision of recovery. We believe that any individual can change the direction of their life and live life to its full potential. Wirral Ways To Recovery includes a range of partners, such as:

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

How to contact us

We always welcome new clients, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting help from the service or you’d just like to ask some questions. Feel free to bring someone with you on your first visit.

We are based at 23 Conway Street in Birkenhead, Ashton House in Moreton and 151-153 Brighton Street in Wallasey. You can call us on 0151 556 1335 or email us on


If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the service you can call, email or visit the service in person. Click here to download our referral form.

You can also complete our online referral form:

Refer yourself

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wwtr naloxone team

Some members of the team at an overdose and naloxone awareness event

We provide:

  • Recovery focused services, including the Foundations of Recovery programme, dedicated Recovery Support Services, Wirral Ways To Recovery’s ‘Building Recovery In Communities (BRIC)’ programme, and volunteering/peer mentoring opportunities
  • A specialist health and wellbeing nursing team           
  • Community detox programme, residential detoxification and rehabilitation services
  • Creative, holistic and wellbeing activities for all service users
  • Street Outreach teams
  • Education, employment and housing support services
  • Criminal justice services
  • Family/carer support services and a dedicated ‘Think Family’ team

Can't make your appointment?

It’s really important that you let us know. Ideally please call us on 0151 556 1335. You can also email to let us know on

What do our service users says about us?

“I came to Wirral Ways To Recovery in July 2016. It was a really big step for me, as I have worked in recovery services previously. Following a relapse at the beginning of the year, after almost 4 years abstinent, I knew I had to seek help and support as I was unable to stop drinking just on my own. I am really enjoying my recovery journey with Wirral Ways to Recovery, I am abstinent and feel much healthier. I have recently completed the 6 month Foundations of Recovery programme which I really enjoyed. I believe that I grew as a person and gained strength from the programme. I am also now a volunteer Service User Involvement Representative which is a role I am really developing in and gaining lots more knowledge around recovery from and I have just started my 15 week diploma course in Peer Mentoring which I’m really enjoying. I would like to thank all my peers and staff for reigniting my passion for not only my own but others recovery and all the support and help I have received from everyone”

WWTR Service User Representative and Peer Mentor

“I was so made up to get the message from Recovery Support. I was touched that someone cared about me and had thought of me. I feel like it was a lifeline.”

WWTR Service User in Recovery Support

“(Wirral Ways To Recovery) has an excellent team of staff and peer support, who helped me to address any difficulty I faced"

WWTR Service User

What's on?

Click here to see our schedule.

Where can I go for further support?


We’d love to hear your story of using our service. Tell us what was good or how we can improve on our Care Opinion page.


Contact us on 0151 556 1335 for more information about your nearest Wirral Ways To Recovery Hub.

WWTR Birkenhead Hub
23 Conway Street
CH41 6PT
United Kingdom
0151 203 3111

Standard opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Extended opening hours until 7pm 

  • Birkenhead Hub every Wednesday
  • Moreton Hub every Tuesday
  • Wallasey Hub every Wednesday

Saturday opening

Our Birkenhead and Abstinence Hubs are open every Saturday 10am - 2pm.

WWTR Abstinence Hub (Spider Project)

WWTR Abstinence Hub (Spider Project)
56 Hamilton Street
CH41 5HZ
United Kingdom

WWTR West Wirral Hub

WWTR Moreton Hub
Ashton House
Chadwick Street,
CH46 7TE
United Kingdom

WWTR Wallasey Hub

WWTR Wallasey Hub
151-153 Brighton Street
CH44 8DU
United Kingdom

WWTR South Wirral Hub

Parkfield Medical Centre
Sefton Road
New Ferry
CH62 5HS
United Kingdom