Turning Point and Blenheim launch new Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service in London

News item posted: 26 July 2016

On Tuesday 12th July, Turning Point and Blenheim officially launched the Drug & Alcohol Wellbeing Service in Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminster.

The new service (previously called the Recovery and Wellbeing Network) aims to support people to live substance free through counselling; increased access to education, training and employment; group support; and signposting to other local services.

Residents are able to access help from a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, recovery workers, support workers, complementary therapists, peer mentor volunteers, counsellors and trainers in a range of locations across the three London boroughs.

Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said: ‘The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service makes it easier for local people to access the support they need, where they need it. Turning Point and Blenheim each have over 50 years’ experience of working in London and are building on this expertise to ensure residents, their families, friends, employers and the community can make positive changes to any issues they may face around drug and alcohol use.’

At the event – attended by staff, stakeholders and councillors – Turning Point and Blenheim, along with CGL who deliver The Alcohol Service, showcased the range of support on offer and how the different parts of the system work together to deliver integrated support for those living in the area. 

For more information on the service, visit the Wellbeing Cloud at http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/centrallondon/.