New centre to help addicts

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Recovering drug addicts and alcoholics are to be offered support at a new centre in Rotherham.

Public Health England has provided £875,000 to Rotherham Council and the Lifeline Project charity to open the centre in the town.

It will be based at Carnson House on Moorgate Road and is due to fully open in July.

Activities at the centre for recovering addicts will include help with practical skills such as cooking and budget management, advice on housing and welfare report and support with education, training and job opportunities.

The Recovery Hub will provide a new central base for Lifeline Rotherham’s Alcohol and Peer Mentoring services as well as Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust’s Recovery Services.

Coun John Doyle, cabinet member for health, said: “The hub will provide an excellent centre for people in recovery, where they will have the opportunity to participate in a very wide programme of activities.”