Roving Recovery Vehicle out and about in the lead up to England’s first World Cup Game

News item posted: 13 June 2014

Employees from the Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service will be providing support on the streets of Salisbury via their Roving Recovery Vehicle (RRV) in the lead up to the first England match in the World Cup.

The Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service is an integrated drug and alcohol service providing a range of interventions across the county of Wiltshire. The service works with anyone over 18 years of age who is concerned about their drug and/or alcohol use.

Roving Recovery Vehicles enable services to provide support in the community as well as providing outreach to rural or hard to reach populations. The RRV is able to provide needle exchange and harm minimisation advice, assessment and referrals as well as general advice and information.

The Turning Point team will be out in their RRV for three hours prior to kick-off on Saturday 14 June (8pm - 11pm). They will be engaging with members of the public about the harm associated with alcohol misuse and providing information about the service should individuals want any further support or advice.

Natalie Travis, Operations Manager for The Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service said;

"This event is taking place in partnership with a number of local agencies in light of the World Cup and some of the anticipated increased alcohol consumption that is likely to be seen during this time."

"We want to engage with the public about safer drinking levels and raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and understanding the units consumed on a night out. Support is there for people who need it and we hope to raise awareness of our service as well as make the public aware of other services such as domestic violence support and support for families and carers of individuals misusing drugs or alcohol."