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Expanded support service in Hertfordshire for people affected by substance misuse

Expanded support service in Hertfordshire for people affected by substance misuse

6 September 2018

Change Grow Live, delivering drug and alcohol services within Hertfordshire as CGL Spectrum, is delighted to have been awarded the contract by Hertfordshire County Council to deliver an all age substance misuse treatment service for a further seven years.

The renewed contract allows Change Grow Live to continue to deliver effective, evidence-based services to the local community, making support more accessible for those in need and removing the stigma of substance misuse issues. The services will operate from primary hubs in Hatfield, Stevenage, Watford and Hertford as well as satellite locations within the community, co-locating with Jobcentre Plus and local community centres.

 As well as continuing to deliver services aimed at adults Change Grow Live has been commissioned to deliver a young person and family service based on successful services already delivered by the charity across the UK.

Adopting a more technology-led approach Change Grow Live will ensure greater use of digital solutions to ensure individuals can access support remotely, increasing the accessibility of the range of services.

By providing an emotionally and physically safe environment Change Grow Live will ensure that service users, especially service users who have experienced trauma are treated with sensitivity and without judgement. There will be a strong focus on harm reduction initiatives to improve the overall health and wellbeing needs of all service users.

Steve Smith, Spectrum County Services Manager, said: ‘We are pleased to have been successfully awarded the contract to continue delivering quality treatment and recovery interventions to drug and alcohol users across Hertfordshire and to utilise our expertise and knowledge of Hertfordshire to deliver a transformative young person service that will allow us to work with those young people most vulnerable to or already affected by substance misuse.’