Warwickshire’s first drug and alcohol community rehabilitation centre open for business

Warwickshire’s first drug and alcohol community rehabilitation centre is open for business thanks to funding from Public Health England (PHE). In April 2016, ESH Works Ltd (a local provider based in Leamington) received funding to develop Warwickshire’s first Peer Led Residential Rehabilitation facility supporting people who are recovering from drugs and alcohol addiction. The project has also been partially funded by ESH Works Ltd and Public Health Warwickshire.

The peaceful 11 bed facility, situated just outside Southam, is CQC registered with 24/7 on site support and is operated and managed by professional staff who all have their own personal experience of addiction and recovery.

Sarah Burwood, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager (Alcohol & Drugs) at PHE West Midlands said: “PHE is pleased that capital funding awarded to ESH Works Ltd has supported the development of the first residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit in Warwickshire.

“This is an excellent example of how the Department of Health capital funding, distributed by PHE, can support projects helping their clients to overcome dependency from drugs and alcohol.”

Warwickshire’s Drug and Alcohol service has recently been redesigned to take into account changing local priority needs with a clear focus on prevention and early intervention and sustained recovery. Residential Rehabilitation forms an integral part of the adult drug and alcohol service. ESH Community offers residents seamless re-integration with recovery community support to reduce the likelihood of relapse, education for families to strengthen relationships and enable sustained recovery and access to dedicated local employment support.

Cllr Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care recently visited the facility: “It is fantastic to have a facility of this type available in Warwickshire. ESH Works Ltd are a reputable local provider with almost a decade of experience delivering peer led support and are well placed to support local people who have a range of complex vulnerabilities associated with substance misuse. Located away from everyday distractions it provides a safe and supportive environment for residents to address their addiction problems.”