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1 Rochdale Borough s Drug and Alcohol Service Directory

2 Contents Contents 2 Introduction 3 Renaissance (First point of contact) 4 Pathways (Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment) 6 Harm Minimisation 8 Needle Exchange 9 High Level (Recovery) 10 Recovery Hub 12 Early Break 4U18 (Young People) 14 Early Break Holding Families Courses 16 Mutual Aid 17 Concerned Others Group 19 Service User Group 20 Recovery Republic 21 Health and Wellbeing Services 22 Helplines and Websites 23 Rochdale Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT)

3 Introduction Welcome to the new Rochdale Borough Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Support Services. This booklet provides information on services available within the borough. There s lots of help on offer for drug and alcohol users and also plenty of support for family, friends and loved ones who are concerned about a person s substance misuse. A full range of support is offered, in various venues, throughout the townships of the borough. In this booklet you will find information about the many types of help and support available, as well as needle exchange locations. The first point of contact for all services is Renaissance (full details next page) whose workers will assess and direct individuals to the service that is most appropriate to their needs. As well as advice, information, medical care, counselling, structured support and group work there are a range of complimentary therapies available, such as acupressure, for relieving withdrawal symptoms. If needed, services can also signpost people to other support services to help them with such things as housing, training and employment. All these services are designed to give people in the borough the best chance to live their lives substance free. 3

4 Renaissance (Drug & Alcohol Outreach Team) Renaissance House, 72 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PA Call: Who are we? The Renaissance team are the single point of contact for people (18 and over) living in Rochdale borough, who need support with issues associated with drugs and alcohol. We work with a wide variety of organisations to support individuals and communities coping with the effects and influence of drug and alcohol misuse. We also offer advice and information to people who are indirectly affected by substance misuse. This could be concerned others, family or professionals working with a client. What do we do? During your first appointment we will work with you to identify your needs and goals and refer you to the appropriate treatment services. We will support you through the process and also help you with other problems that might affect your recovery. These could be housing, mental health, boredom, criminal justice issues and employment amongst others. 4

5 What do you need to do? Getting help or information from Renaissance is designed to be as easy as possible. You can contact us by telephoning the number below or by calling into the office and speaking to a member of our team. Alternatively, we may be able to see you at another location if needed. Call us Monday to Thursday, 9.00am pm Friday, 9.00am pm Visit us Renaissance House, 72 Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PA (Monday to Friday, 9.00am 12.00pm, 12.30pm 4.00pm) 5

6 13 St. Chads Court, Rochdale OL16 1QU Call: Pathways is delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with The Big Life Group. Pathways Service provides structured treatments across the Rochdale borough to support people living with alcohol or drug addiction in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennine townships. Services are delivered both centrally and in a range of community venues and GP practices across the borough, both during the day and also in the evening. Depending on your needs there are a range of options available. Pathways use a recovery model to help people move away from addiction, offering different services that empower people to be in control of their recovery. With support, people are offered a choice of services which best meet their needs. This enables us to create an individually tailored recovery plan which addresses not just your treatment needs but also other factors in your life which may impact on your ability to recover from addiction. There is also support to those affected by a loved one s substance use. To arrange initial appointments contact Renaissance in the first instance ( ) 6

7 Services include: Structured one-to-one recovery care planning Substitute and non-medical prescribing Detoxification (community and inpatient) Access to residential rehabilitation One-to-one and group recovery support sessions Motivational interviewing Daily drop-in sessions Group work facilitated by peer mentors, and volunteers Telehealth recovery phone scheme Rochdale Pathways Service also provides services within local GP practices. This means that, when appropriate, clients can access prescribing services without attending the central treatment service. To arrange initial appointments contact Renaissance in the first instance on For further information visit and 7

8 Harm Minimisation Stay Safe, St. Chad s Court, Church Lane, Rochdale Call: Pathways offers the following confidential harm minimisation services both centrally and across the townships. The services are complimented by provision in pharmacies. Services include: Safer Injecting advice and equipment use Wound / leg ulcer management Harm reduction services for anabolic steroid and other performance and image-enhancing drug users Harm reduction advice and support for users of new psychoactive substances (legal highs) Evidence-based brief interventions Pregnancy testing Vaccinations - hepatitis A & B and flu Hepatitis C/HIV screening and treatment support 8

9 Needle Exchange Services Stay Safe, St. Chad s Court, Church Lane, Rochdale Call: Specialist Needle Exchange. Needle exchanges are free, anonymous and confidential services that give out sterile injecting equipment and provide a safe place to dispose of used needles. Always return used needles and deposit in the sharp safe container provided at the needle exchange. Please do not leave them in public places or where anyone could be harmed by them. Advice on injecting behaviour and other health concerns can be sought from a health professional at the St. Chad s Court needle exchange. Office hours: The exchange is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am pm and on Wednesdays until 7.00pm. Needle Exchange Services are also available from the following local chemists: Boots, Exchange Shopping Centre, 50 Market Way, Rochdale OL16 1EA or call Boots, Market St, Heywood OL10 1HX or call Lloyds Pharmacy, 79 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale OL16 1JX or call Lloyds Pharmacy, 5-7 Halifax Road, Rochdale OL12 9DB or call L Rowlands, 3A Lakeland Court, Middleton M24 5QJ or call Strand Pharmacy, 29 The Strand, Kirkholt, Rochdale OL11 2JG or call

10 Recovery and Reintegration Service High Level (Northern Trust), Great George Street, Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PQ Call: Visit: High Level (Northern Trust) provide services for people (and their family and friends) recovering from problems with alcohol and / or drugs. The recovery and integration service is available to those individuals achieving abstinence from substances, supporting them to achieve long term recovery from addiction. Services are provided in Rochdale town centre, Heywood, Middleton and Smallbridge. 10

11 High Level Services include: One-to-one support Group support Holistic therapies Access to education, training and employment NVQ training programmes Volunteering opportunities Peer mentoring Family support services Crisis intervention and advocacy support User involvement in the form of a service user group set up specifically for High Level clients Advice and information for concerned others and appropriate signposting Counselling service Smoking cessation Music, sport, cooking and art and other diversionary activities 11

12 Recovery Hub Champness Hall, Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1PD Champness Hall has now become a Trust and High Level have secured the use of a large part of this building. This includes a children s soft play area, café and a computer suite. The Forward Together Café has been totally refurbished and is key to promoting and establishing the building blocks for the recovery community. The café is open every weekday to people in recovery and to the general public including evenings and weekends (particularly when other events in the building are taking place). The play area will be delivered in partnership with other providers, to allow access to services for parents and carers who otherwise would find it difficult to access childcare provision. These are being developed as a social enterprise that will become self-sustaining and will allow service users to get involved, learning valuable skills and qualifications. 12

13 High Level In partnership with Rochdale Training, vocational qualifications are being offered in catering, childcare and general maintenance, as well as offering functional skills at entry level. By creating a working environment we are not only providing skills to attain qualifications but mentoring other essential skills such as time management, personal development and discipline around employment. Champness Hall also has a large auditorium that can accommodate music and theatrical events and conferences. High Level are working with partners (including Backdoor Youth Music Project and Dance Schools) to facilitate such events. Being driven by service users in recovery the venue is being refurbished and events are being organised. The aim is that this venue will become a social hub, accessible to all. 13

14 Early Break 4U18 Water Street, Off Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1TL Call: (Bury admin office) Visit: Early Break offers a free specialist treatment, information and support service to young people under the age of 21 who use drugs and alcohol. The philosophy of the service is centred on people and everything we do is led by the client. The service believes that young people have a right to be listened to, respected and protected from harm. Early Break staff empower young people to make changes in their lives, helping them to make positive decisions and become responsible for the choices they make. 14

15 We offer a range of services and interventions to young people and their families in Rochdale: Services include: One-to-one support (including counselling) to address drug and alcohol issues and factors associated with substance use Delivery of a range of alternative therapies such as auricular acupressure, aromatherapy and massage to aid the reduction of substance use and related factors such as sleep, anxiety and selfconfidence / esteem. Available in the community and via a drop-in facility in Rochdale Presentations and information to vulnerable young people Specialist training and information to professionals working with children, young people and families Drop-in and group work for young people on various topics such as health, budgeting and keeping safe Non-prescribing treatment interventions Support to prescribing service and interventions if appropriate Outreach work (street based) to reach out to vulnerable young people who may be at risk of using drugs and alcohol Family Centred Time - a therapeutic family intervention for young people and their family to address issues that are affecting the family due to substance misuse 15

16 Early Break Holding Families Project Water Street, Off Drake Street, Rochdale OL16 1TL Call: (Bury admin office) Visit: Holding Families is a service delivered by Early Break that aims to help young people, parents and families with problems associated with significant parental substance misuse, where children and adults needs are dealt with and responded to at the same time. We work with families where parents / carers have a problem with drugs and alcohol. We also work with each family member, separately and as a family unit, for six months. This also means that although Holding Families has its own programme and systems, we also use local, existing services to work with families to make changes to improve family life. Aims of service: To support and encourage the family to talk about substance use and associated problems To highlight any significant harm caused by parental drug or alcohol use To empower parents to make necessary changes To encourage parents to remain in treatment for alcohol or drugs To allow children s voices to be heard by parents and workers To help families move down the safeguarding threshold To build on the things families are already doing well 16

17 Mutual Aid Alcoholics Anonymous Call: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. All meetings are open access. Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm High Level, Great George Street, Drake Street OL16 1PQ Call: Sundays at 8.00pm Dearnley Methodist Church, New Road, Littleborough OL15 8PL Call: Thursdays at 7.30pm St Joseph s RC Church Hind Hill Street OL10 1EG Call: Mondays at 7.30pm Durnford St Health Clinic, Durnford Street, Middleton M25 5ND Call:

18 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Call: NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. The national helpline number is Some meetings are closed and just for those with a substance misuse issue. Others are open, meaning that concerned family or friends for instance can also attend, please check. Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm High Level, Great George Street OL16 1PQ Call: Wednesday at 7.30pm Recovery Republic Building, 63/65 York Street Heywood OL104NR Call: Saturday at 7.30pm Rochdale Community Fire Station, Halifax Road, Rochdale OL104NR Call:

19 Concerned Others Group Call: The Concerned Others Group is for people who are affected by a family member, partner or friend s drug or alcohol use. The group meetings are facilitated by those who are in a similar position and also by people who are in recovery from addiction. It is a chance for people to get support from others with common experiences and to get advice to help manage difficult situations. Our meetings are very informal and we respect the confidentiality of all those who attend. Meetings: Rochdale ( ) Every Wednesday between 5.30pm and 7.00pm 14 St Chad s Court, School Lane, Rochdale OL16 1QU Heywood ( ) On the first Monday of the month between 5.45pm and 7.15pm Recovery Republic, York Street, Heywood OL10 4NR Littleborough ( ) On the second Monday of the month between 5.30pm and 7.00pm United Reform Church, Victoria Street, Littleborough OL15 9DB Middleton ( ) On the third Monday of the month between 5.30pm and 7.00pm Burnside Community Centre, 38 Burnside Crescent, Langley, Middleton M24 5NN 19

20 Rochdale Borough wide Service User Group Our aim is to ensure the best possible services to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in the Rochdale borough pm 1st Wednesday of every month At Champness Hall Drake Street Rochdale OL16 1PB Lunch provided Tel:

21 Recovery Republic, The State of Self-Improvement York Street, Heywood, Lancashire OL10 4NR Call: Recovery Republic, The State of Self-Improvement is a Wellbeing Centre and supports everyone in the community. We are a registered CIC (Community Interest Company, not for profit), No: , run by citizens of the Recovery Republic. Pathways drug and alcohol services and other support are offered at this venue. Services include: Weekly activities programme including; Zumba Healthy cooking on a budget Complementary therapies (reiki, massage treatments etc.) Basic computers / Internet Heads Together (arts and crafts for those with mental health issues and learning disabilities) Rooms available for activities, workshops and business meetings (including catering) FREE WI-FI - Open weekdays 9am - 5pm Telephone for details of programmes available and timetable. Little Monkeys Shop (Registered charity no: ) Selling sustainable and green items for children. Donations including adults / children s clothing, toys, always welcome. Entrance via Adelaide Street - Open weekdays 9:30am - 4pm 21

22 Did you know there s a range of support and services available in Rochdale to help you live well and stay healthy? This includes: Oral Health Support for a healthy mouth and a healthy smile Stop Smoking Service Get help with quitting smoking (you are 4 times more likely to quit with us than going it alone) Exercise Referral Scheme Helping you access physical activity whatever your needs and abilities Health Trainer Service Support with improving your lifestyle and health For more information please call Or visit Rochdale Middleton Heywood Pennines 22

23 Helplines / Websites Call us: FRANK Call: Text: Drinkline UK Call: Alcoholics Anonymous Call: Narcotics Anonymous Call: Or visit: Rochdale Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) The DAAT do not actually work with individual clients, but commission other organisations to meet the needs of local drug and alcohol users in Rochdale, in line with National and local strategies. For further information contact: Floor 3, Number One Riverside, 1 Smith St, Rochdale, OL16 1XU or call

24 This booklet contains information about the many different drug and alcohol services that are available in Rochdale borough. If you would like a copy in a different language or an alternative format, please telephone

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