Police and Crime Commissioner visits Turning Point substance misuse service

News item posted: 19 September 2017

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, visited Turning Point’s substance misuse service to learn more about the support on offer to people affected by alcohol and drug addiction.

Lord Bach spoke to peer mentors, the police liaison officer and staff. Discussions included the use of Naloxone by the service and how this innovative medication can help to save people’s lives.

Caroline Gadsby from Turning Point in Leicester and Leicestershire said: “We really enjoyed welcoming our Police and Crime Commissioner to the service and it’s great that he wants to work closely together in future. He was particularly interested in Turning Point’s plans for a Recovery Café in the area, our criminal justice team, aftercare and getting service users back into employment.

“He did also promise to pay another visit – he is of course very welcome!”

Turning Point Leicester and Leicestershire is the integrated substance misuse service for the county, city and prison. We work with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make changes, and offer a variety of treatment options. To find out more, visit http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/leicestershire/.