We have a range of community services across the North West offering support from drug and alcohol to mental health. Each one offers tailored programmes to help you achieve lifelong recovery, and the support of understanding colleagues who have lived experience of recovery.
Our community services are available in the following areas:
Blackburn with Darwen
Spark is an innovative partnership providing substance misuse services across Blackburn with Darwen.
Combining specialist drug and alcohol services with health, housing and community groups, Spark’s aim is to provide a service that supports people of all ages from all backgrounds through recovery.
Help will be provided via an appointment or referral.
“All the staff do an outstanding job and deserve a bit of courtesy and a please and thank you are free so try using them. If you need help with substance missus then contact Spark. You won’t be judged. Friendly safe and very helpful to those who need help.”
Horizon provides alcohol, drugs and sexual health support for people across Blackpool.
Funded by Blackpool Council, Horizon provides a range of support from information, health screening, treatment and counselling, all of which is confidential and free.
There is no need to wait for a medical professional to refer you for treatment, once Horizon has received your completed form, you will be contacted to make an appointment.
We’re proud to be working as part of the Manchester Integrated Drug & Alcohol Service which provides a joined-up substance misuse approach for adults across Manchester. We provide a host of support services ranging from early intervention courses to psychosocial programmes. We aim to help people move beyond abstinence and toward a lifelong recovery.
Our team of counsellors and facilitators have years of lived experience in addiction and recovery. Well trained in delivering groupwork, our aim is to educate and support people into making better choices around their substance use and behaviours.
All our groups are for clients of Change Grow Live and are hosted at their locations across Manchester, and we aim to create a safe environment for people to be able to share their personal experiences.
“You have gone above and beyond with the support you’ve given me over the past few months. I don’t know how I’d have kept going at times if you hadn’t been there helping me out and pointing me in the right direction.
You have inspired me to change career and I hope that one day I may be able to help people the way you helped me. Thank you for always being there, so open and honest and for sharing your struggles as this has helped me to see that being open and vulnerable is a strength rather than a weakness. Thank you for giving my family their daughter and sister back and for guiding me in the right direction at the start of my recovery journey.
You have been an inspiration to me and I can’t thank you enough.’
Manchester Service User
Working alongside Community Mental Health Teams across the Fylde Coast, we offer short term, one-to-one peer support for individuals seeking help with mental health difficulties.
We run community groups offering advice, teaching new skills, providing safe spaces and enabling attendees to socialise and form friendships with their peers.
Offering a person-centred approach, all our peer support workers have lived experience themselves which creates a unique understanding of the issues people face.
Working with people in community settings, we want people to feel they are in a safe space to open up and remove any barriers.