DISC heads new delivery partnership for County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

A new partnership to provide a County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service was launched on February 1st, 2018.

This is a fully integrated service for adults, young people and family members affected by substance misuse across the county. It has been commissioned by Durham County Council.

DISC leads the new service, working in partnership with Spectrum Community Health CIC and The Basement Project.

Clare Chambers, DISC Assistant Director for Service Development in the North East, said: “DISC has vast experience across the North of England of leading drug and alcohol recovery services.

This is a very special, highly valued and significant addition to DISC’s services.

“The opportunity to deliver an innovative, community-focused recovery service across our home county and alongside our proven delivery partners, is truly exciting.”

DISC runs recovery services in Leeds, Barnsley, Calderdale (Halifax) and across North Yorkshire.

Dr. Linda Harris, Chief Executive at Spectrum, said, “We have worked in successful partnerships with DISC in North Yorkshire and it’s great to see our fantastic work will now extend into the Durham region. I look forward to welcoming our new Durham colleagues soon.”

Basement Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Foster, said: “We are all delighted to be working with DISC in County Durham and look forward to extending the reach of our recovery services and programmes to those who need it.

“I am pleased that our partnership remains a strong and effective source of help for people facing drug and alcohol issues”.