Services team up to inspire recovery for those affected by substance misuse.

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Turning Point, the national social enterprise which supports people affected by substance misuse, is pleased to announce the launch of Inspiring Recovery, a fully integrated drug and alcohol treatment service in Wakefield. Turning Point has run a range of services over the last 30 years to support those affected by drug and alcohol misuse in the district. Inspiring Recovery sees Turning Point, Spectrum, Intuitive Thinking Skills and Wakefield Council work together to deliver a service that can support those affected by substance misuse help individuals achieve recovery whatever challenges they face.

Additionally, a key feature of Inspiring Recovery will be working with individuals to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need, to help them re-enter work or education.   

Anyone over the age of 18 can refer themselves to the service, and Turning Point already works with many other agencies, including the NHS, the criminal justice system and social care organisations, to make sure that professionals in other fields can easily refer individuals to the service. Inspiring Recovery is open to those living in Wakefield, Castleford, South Kirkby and Pontefract and accessed by calling 0300 123 1912

At a special launch event, Councillor Pat Garbutt, Cabinet Member for Health on Wakefield Council said:

“Today heralds a new approach to supporting people to recover from drug and alcohol dependency. The new service and wider partners will support, enable and then ultimately empower people to go onto living healthier and happier lives.”

John Shaw, Operations Manager at Inspiring Recovery added:

“This is an important development for public health provision in the Wakefield area. An integrated service makes it easier for us to reach out to those most in need of support and, once we have done so, gives them the best chance possible of achieving recovery.”