September 2020 newsletter

Welcome to September 2020 newsletter. We're using these newsletters to update you about the service.


Coronavirus and supporting you

We're continuing to follow government guidelines on coronavirus and the way we work. As the local and national alert level changes, we'll respond and adjust when we need to. For now, we'll still only be seeing people for appointments at the service.

You can speak to your recovery coordinator or a member of the team at any time during office hours. We'll be contacting you on the phone or online on a regular basis. Don't hesitate to call if you need help or you have any questions.


What the future looks like

Last month, we shared info with you about our new way of working in the service. It means your recovery coordinator will contact you every 12 weeks as a minimum. They'll support you to join programmes and activities, and join networks in Brighton and Hove.

They may also deliver sessions as 'PODs' - these are small groups for up to 5 people. It'll be an opportunity for you to meet people in similar circumstances to you.

Our Recovery Coordinators are also moving into more specialised roles. These roles include:

  • A dedicated Recovery Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Coordinators dedicated to working with people subject to court orders
  • Coordinators who will solely focus on supporting Opiate clients
  • Coordinators who solely focus on Alcohol and non-opiate clients

This means your recovery coordinator might change. We'll make sure you're with someone who is suited to your needs. Changing workers can sometimes seem daunting, but your worker will be a specialist in what you need. We will also be looking at updating our timetable and groups. We'll discuss with you what you'd like to see on the timetable.


Clinical Team

The Nursing and prescribing team will also be working in a different way. We will have dedicated Health and Wellbeing Nurses in specialist roles like:

  • Dual diagnosis
  • GP Shared Care
  • Alcohol detox
  • Hospital liason

We'll contact you if your care coordinator is a Nurse or prescriber when these changes occur.


Get Involved

We know things are different at the moment, which is challenging. You can still reach us on our main telephone number: 01273 731900

Please do get in touch if there's anthing you'd like to talk about.

We have a service user forum every Tuesday on Zoom - get in touch if you'd like to find out how to join.



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