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We are delighted to be working in with With You, a leading drug and alcohol support charity, to improve how drug and alcohol recovery services are delivered to local people across Shropshire.
Data estimates that 28% of the adult population across Shropshire drink more than the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week[i] and 7 in every 1,000 people aged 15 to 64 years are dependent on opiates or crack cocaine[ii].
Recognising the need for further drug and alcohol recovery services for people living across Shropshire, With You and CLI have joined forces to apply CLI’s leading recovery model, enhancing the services that people can access in their local communities and increasing the options and support that is available to people after they leave structured drug and alcohol misuse treatment.
With You currently provide drug and alcohol treatment services to 1,056 adults across Shropshire and run a number of recovery-focused services, including focus groups and post treatment check-ins across Shropshire. We will be applying our proven approach of peer-led mentoring alongside practical and emotional support, with the aim of helping people on their recovery journey to build a more fulfilling life and see how they can become part of their local community.
Our CEO, Peter Atherton commented:
“We are committed to working in partnership with other organisations that are striving to deliver positive impacts, support change, and share our commitment and values.
“We are delighted to be working with With You, providing our proven recovery community services for their project in Shropshire. We are looking forward to applying the lived experience that sits at the heart of CLI to help inspire those struggling with addiction to transform their lives and flourish”.
And Graham McGaw, contract manager at With You Shropshire said:
“We run a number of drug and alcohol recovery services across Shropshire and we’re really excited about our new partnership with CLI.
“This collaboration will enable us to use CLI’s expertise to further embed recovery into our treatment services and to expand the support that is received in the community – we know that by working together, we’ll be able to make a big difference to the lives of local people.”
Plans are now underway for With You and CLI to work together in Liverpool and Wigan and we will be launching these shortly.