Has worked at Change Grow Live since: 2000
Bernie is a professionally qualified senior manager within the substance misuse field with fourteen years’ experience of working across a range of drug treatment and social care services. His extensive experience includes both community and custodial settings, and award-winning outreach teams working with street populations.
Bernie held a range of posts with Change Grow Live from 2000 to 2008 before leaving to become East of England Regional Manager for the National Treatment Agency (NTA), and then Head of Alcohol & Drugs for Public Health England (PHE), Eastern Region. Bernie re-joined Change Grow Live in 2014.
Bernie has extensive experience of overseeing both the commissioning and delivery of substance misuse services. He brings this expertise to bear in ensuring Change Grow Live develops high-quality, effective services that provide an evidence-based response to reducing harm related to drugs and alcohol and that enable service users to move away from drug misuse and offending and achieve their full potential.
Bernie is outcome focused, bringing passion, dedication, and commitment to the delivery of high-quality services.
I believe that we have a duty to create the conditions in which everybody can reach their full potential. Returning to Change Grow Live after 6 years away felt like coming home.