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  • 20 August 2012
    CRI and Sova have entered into negotiations with a view to a merger between the two national charities. The trustees of both charities have agreed for merger talks to proceed and believe that the benefits to the service users and the communities CRI and Sova each serve would be significantly enhanced by combining their expertise and many years of experience.
  • 20 July 2012
    CRI welcomes the findings of Louise Casey's 'Listening to Troubled Families' report commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government. It is a positive move for the report to push for social care and other services which help troubled families to adopt a more holistic approach in their interventions. CRI has long argued that interventions destined to fix single issues such as substance misuse or antisocial behaviour can be limited in their effectiveness.
  • 19 July 2012
    CRI's new suite of services for adults with drug and alcohol problems living in Slough has been formally launched. The launch was attended by local partnership agencies including Probation, GPs, social services, community mental health services, the Police, housing agencies, jobcentres and local education providers. Visitors heard about changes in the design of services commissioned by Slough DAAT and the positive impact these will have on Slough service users.
  • 19 July 2012
    Professionals who work with young people across Ealing attended a roundtable event to discuss the use and effects of cannabis in 21st century Britain and how the sector can best support young people. Titled 'Just a joint?', the debate examined the impact of cannabis on young people and the attitudes of professionals, looking at the relationship with other drugs and ways in which to reduce harm.
  • 17 July 2012
    CRI will begin delivering RISE Manchester, the city's new drug treatment service, from July. RISE Manchester has been commissioned by the Council's Drug& Alcohol Strategy Team (DAST), and the new service will be delivered in partnership by CRI, ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions) and Lifeline.
  • 3 July 2012
      Tim Loughton MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Young Families, has this week visited three services that work with vulnerable young people in Lewisham, run by CRI, a national charity that helps to create healthier, safer communities. The Young Persons’ Substance Misuse project, the Young Women at Risk Project and the Family Interventions Project are aimed at tackling the complex issues of troubled families, social exclusion, drugs, alcohol, gangs and sexual violence.
  • 23 April 2012
      CRI hosted a conference in partnership with Thames Reach and the Department for Communities and Local Government in London on 16th April 2012, entitled "Reconnections: Homelessness and EU Nationals". The conference was aimed at highlighting the issues around rough sleepers from European Union countries who are homeless in the UK, with a particular focus on people who come from the new European Union (EU) member states in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 18 April 2012
      CRI have been commissioned by the South Wales Drug Interventions Regional Manager, Welsh Government and Wales Probation Trust to deliver the new IOIS Integrated Offender Intervention Service The service which went live on the 1st April 2012 incorporates DIP [Drug Intervention Programme], DRR [Drug Rehabilitation Requirements], ATR [Alcohol Treatment Requirement] and AAR [Alcohol Activity Requirement] as one new service, IOIS , in Cardiff, Vale, Rhonda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. IOIS will provide:
  • 8 April 2012
      In the last year Change Grow Live has made a real difference to the lives of people across the UK. The 2011/12 Impact Report shows some of our results and demonstrates the positive results achieved for families, individuals and communities. You can download the 2011/12 Impact Report and read previous Annual Reports