Homeless charity to help drug users

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DRUG or alcohol users who face losing their homes are to receive support from a new service running in Doncaster.

Framework, the Nottinghamshire-based homelessness charity, has launched a new Substance Misuse Floating Support Service which will be based at an office in Balby Road.

Staff can support service users face to face, at flexible times and in locations in which they are at ease and therefore more willing to engage. Staff can help with eviction problems, moving house and running a home, budgeting, benefits and debt advice. They can also help with accessing education and training options and addressing substance and alcohol misuse issues.

Framework will share a building with established Doncaster service provider Action Housing and Support Ltd.

Both charities work together with substance misuse services, housing providers, the emergency services, plus health and social care services and organisations in the voluntary sector.

The two organisations are holding a joint launch event on Wednesday April 13 at the Balby Road property.

Kate Harris, alcohol commissioning manager and director of commissioning and strategic development at NHS Doncaster will officially open the services.