More help for drug and alcohol users in Rotherham

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People recovering from drug and alcohol problems can attend a new central base for services in Rotherham.

Carnson House, a new hub on Moorgate Road, houses Lifeline, Rotherham’s alcohol, peer mentoring and community project, and Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s recovery, shared care and alcohol teams.

The aim is that they will work together to expand and strengthen recovery options available.

Tanya Simmonds Lifeline’s area manager said: “Comprising one-to-one support and group work, Carnson House will provide a one-stop shop for service users to help their recovery and re-integration into the local community.

“This will be achieved through a wide programme of activities including education, training and employment sessions, budgeting and health care support, specialist housing and debt management advice.”

The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor John Foden, will officially open Carnson House on Wednesday, July 15.

The project has received funding from Public Health England.