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  • 18 October 2011
      CRI has celebrated more than ten years' of Investors in People (IIP) status by attending a special event in London to mark the milestone. CRI was re-accredited in October 2010, its status having been reconfirmed every three years since first achieving the IIP management standard in 2000. Staff have worked proactively across the years to demonstrate CRI's commitment to improving working practices and opportunities for employees as exemplified in the IIP standard.
  • 20 September 2011
      The modernisation of substance misuse services in East Lancashire continues with the opening of a new Inspire service base in Pendle. 
  • 19 September 2011
      Alison Ede, team leader of PATCHED, a support service for families affected by substance misuse, has been short-listed for a Sussex community award. The annual Argus Achievement Awards recognise ‘unsung heroes’ who deserve public recognition for their selfless work in the local community. Alison has been short-listed for Angel of the Year, an award for someone in a caring profession who has made a real difference to other people’s lives.
  • 11 September 2011
    The CARAT team at HMP/YOI Isis in Thamesmead, London, has received an award from the prison's senior managers for its good work. The team received a glass star ornament from prison Governor Grahame Hawkings in recognition of positive feedback, following an inspection in September 2011 by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons. The inspection report noted the CARAT team's hard work, above and beyond their area of responsibility.
  • 18 August 2011
      A pilot to raise awareness of the support needs of families and carers affected by another person's substance misuse has increased referrals to family substance misuse counselling services in Brighton & Hove by 180%. 
  • 4 August 2011
      CRI is part of an exciting new initiative in Hounslow to help reduce re-offending. Integrated Offender Management (IOM) is a multi-agency partnership dedicated to providing comprehensive services designed to cut re-offending amongst priority groups in the borough. The IOM approach brings together the Metropolitan Police, London Probation Trust, the London Borough of Hounslow, CRI, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and Hounslow Youth Offending Service to provide wide-ranging support to clients with multiple and complex needs.
  • 20 July 2011
      More than 130 service users and staff attended a conference in July devised by representatives from the London Service User Council. 
  • 18 July 2011
      Peter Aldous MP has visited CRI's substance misuse recovery centre in Lowestoft to find out about its wide range of treatment services. The Lowestoft Substance Misuse Recovery Service opened in April 2011 and provides confidential advice, information and treatment for drug and alcohol use. Services include access to health education and medical treatment, prescribing, screening for blood borne viruses, referral into residential rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions. Parents and carers can also come to the centre for advice and guidance.
  • 12 July 2011
      Three service users at the East Lancashire Inspire substance misuse service are gaining work experience as match-day stewards at their local club, Accrington Stanley FC. The volunteer work placements will help them complete a Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety as part of an innovative back-to- work programme run by Inspire. Inspire is delivered in partnership by CRI, Work Solutions and Acorn Treatment & Housing and provides treatment for drug and alcohol problems and specialist support to help service users return to work.