New substance misuse service opens its doors in Slough

News item posted: 19 June 2017

As of Monday 3rd April, Turning Point will begin providing substance misuse support for people in Slough. The Slough Treatment, Advice and Recovery Team (START) is a free, confidential service for anyone who is concerned about their or someone else’s substance misuse.

START also includes a service specifically for young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

The new service offers support such as advice and information, access to substitute prescribing, harm reduction, group work, a needle exchange, and allocated workers to provide consistent support and motivation.

Vikki Lake, Operations Manager at START said: ‘Turning Point has been part of the Slough drug and alcohol treatment system for the last four years, and we are excited to launch the new START service which combines all previous treatment services. The new service will provide free, confidential advice, support and information to anyone impacted by their own or someone else's substance use. We have a highly skilled, experienced team of workers and new, fully refurbished premises which has been designed around service users’ needs. Our aim is to provide high quality, dynamic and accessible services to all Slough residents.’

The service will be based at the Elliman Resource Centre, 27 Pursers Court, Off Elliman Avenue, Slough, SL2 5DL.

For more information, and to find out how you can get support, visit Alternatively, call 01753 692 548 or email