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ALCOHOL • DRUGS •GAMBLING

GUIDE to

RECOVERY

Inverclyde Get the right help, At the right place, At the right time


SERVICES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY THAT IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO PEOPLE WITH ALCOHOL, DRUG OR GAMBLING PROBLEMS

FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE COMPLEX NEEDS

FOR PEOPLE WITH HIGHLY SPECIALISED NEEDS 2


RECOVERY

Services for the whole community Someone to talk to (and to listen to you) for: Money Advice and Support Services and Support to assist Recovery Screening Onward Referral 3


£ Advice & Support CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING Services provided—Welfare Benefit Advice, Money Advice (Deaf, hearing and visually impaired clients only) Telephone 01475 714350 CHURCH ANGELS Church Angels Volunteers facilitate a vital service providing food to families who cannot afford to eat. To make a donation or to get help from Church Angels. Set up by the Port Glasgow Reformed Church, Brown St, Port Glasgow Telephone: 07535 003 483 CIRCLES NETWORK—ADVOCACY IN INVERCLYDE Helping you speak up when you feel it might help to have an independent person to explain, speak or clarify things for you! We can provide you with support in communication with all relevant agencies at: Tribunals; Meetings; Reviews; CPA’s; Legal Proceedings. This service is free to anyone who is over 16 and has a physical or learning disability, has a mental health issue or addiction, is elderly or homeless. We also support the carers of eligible people. Telephone: 01475 730797 Advocacy Service Inverclyde—21 Grey Place, Greenock, PA15 1YF COMMUNITY CARE GRANTS Are provided where a qualifying individual needs help to establish or maintain a settled home. A Community Care Grant may also be provided to support families facing exceptional pressure. Application call line: 01475 714444 CRISIS GRANTS Provide a safety net in a disaster or emergency, where there is an immediate threat to health & safety (fire, flood, famine) Application call line: 01475 714444 4


COMMUNITY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Adult Literacies Sessions provide learning opportunities within your local community. You identify what areas you want to brush up on and we will work with you to develop your skills to make a difference to your life. You may be interested in the following: BUDGETING SKILLS This course will also cover budgeting, working out good deals on commodities such as food and furniture. We will look at BOGOFS, buying in bulk, & buying what you can afford rather than what you want. • You get to decide the time and place to learn; what you learn; how long you learn for • There are opportunities for group learning and 1 to 1 support can be provided • You have the opportunity to progress into other learning opportunities Best of all it is free of charge and you get to be in control If you want to be involved, you can contact us on 01475 715450 or cld.admin@inverclyde.gov.uk and ask for Calum, Debra, Lisa or Susan who will be happy to talk about taking this learning forward DEPARTMENT OF WORK & PENSIONS Is responsible for welfare, pensions and is a key player in tackling child poverty. Telephone Benefit Enquiry Line: 0800 882 200 Textphone Service 0800243 355 Phone numbers and information on specific benefits can be found on www.gov.uk Telephone: 01475 553300 FINANCIAL FITNESS Services provided - Welfare Benefit Advice; Money Advice; Better Off In Work Calculations; Help to access bank accounts and financial products; Training programmes. Telephone: 01475 729239 Email: finfiteam@yahoo.co.uk Write to: 29 West Stewart St, Greenock PA15 1SH Telephone: 01475 714350 5


GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS Port Glasgow Branch of Gamblers Anonymous meets every Wednesday night in the top bar at Port Glasgow Town Hall from 7.45pm—9.45pm. You can also contact Gamblers Anonymous Helpline by calling 0370 050 8881 HSCP MONEY ADVICE SERVICES Services provided—Welfare Benefits Advice; Money Advice; Debt Arrangement Scheme; Welfare Appeals/Tribunal Representation; Welfare Benefits Training. For money/debt advice please call us on 715965 For advice about benefits and tax credits please call us on 714100 (Greenock) 714900 (Port Glasgow) Social security/tax credit appeals and welfare rights training Telephone: 01475 714461 I.HEAT (INVERCLYDE HOME ENERGY ADVICE TEAM) i.HEAT’s in-home advice service offers FREE impartial energy advice and support to Inverclyde residents who have an energy related concern. All home visits are pre-arranged and staff member identification is provided on every call. A Password Scheme is provided where requested. Call 0800 092 9002 or Email i-heat@thewisegroup.co.uk INVERCLYDE CARE & REPAIR Provide free, confidential advice and project management services to disabled homeowners and private tenants who are over 60 years of age. To help people maintain their independence and live comfortably and safely in their own homes within their community. Also operate a small repairs service, which is delivered by two full time officers, and aims to provide older and disabled people with practical help in undertaking small repairs around their home. To find out more about our small repairs service. Telephone: 01475 787975 or 01475 788274

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INVERCLYDE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST The Trust primarily provides employability programmes across a number of venues in Inverclyde and is able to help local unemployed people access training and support. Referrals: Self/Jobcentre Plus Telephone Inverclyde Council on Disability Provides advice, form filling, information & advocacy Call 01475 732700 or Email: enquiries@icod.org.uk INVERCLYDE FOODBANK I58 PROJECT All food given out by Inverclyde Foodbank is donated. Non perishable, in date food is donated via ‘Supermarket Collections, Schools, Churches, Businesses and Individuals. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. Open: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm 64 West Blackhall St, Greenock Referral: Community, Voluntary & Statutory Organisations Telephone: 01475 787177 or 07506 530638 inverclydefoodbank@thei58project.com INVERCLYDE HOMELESS FORUM {IHF} IHF has charitable trust status and meet every Monday and Friday from 12 noon until 2pm at St Mary’s Church in Patrick Street, Greenock. Referrals: Self, Contact Carol on site

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LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY (LSA) Provides free legal advice and representation on all housing problems for Inverclyde Residents - including reviews/appeals • Defending eviction actions - representation at Greenock Sheriff Court • Advice on rent arrears and housing benefit issues • Help for homeowners facing repossession including advice on the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001 and court representation • Housing disrepair and landlord/tenant matters Drop in surgery Tuesday & Thursday from 10-1pm for free initial advice on all the above matters (subject to availability), 9 Sir Michael Street, Greenock PA15 1PQ Telephone:01475725665 Emergency 01413533354 or 0845 6024834 RCA – TRUST Gambling is an activity that is enjoyed by many of the population. However, within this population a small percentage will have problems with gambling. These may include: • Financial / Relationship difficulties; Employment problems; Criminal offences; Suicidal thoughts and Feelings of isolation and homelessness. • The RCA Trust takes a non-judgemental approach to gambling and aim to help you or your family through the issues associated with problem gambling. Call Andy or Christine on 0141 887 0880 STARTER PACKS INVERCLYDE To help eliminate some of the problems people can face in the initial stages of setting up home after a period of homelessness by providing a Starter Pack of essential household items. Open: Mondays & Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9 - 3pm. Referral: A range of Statutory and Voluntary organisations Telephone: 01475 787141 (answering machine out of hours) E-mail :mail@starterpacksinverclyde.co.uk 8


TAIL O’ THE BANK CREDIT UNION What is a Credit Union? A Credit Union is a self-help savings and loans co-operative set up for the mutual benefit of all its members. Credit Unions help to keep money within their neighbourhood. This can increase local confidence and may in turn lead to the development of other cooperatives and local business. • To encourage its members to save regularly • To provide loans to members at very low rates of interest (e.g. A loan of £100 repaid over one year will cost only £6.56 in interest. There are no hidden costs) • To provide members with help and support on managing their financial affairs (if required) What are the benefits? Credit Unions provide a local source of affordable savings and loans • It is an easy and convenient way to save and borrow • It offers very low cost loans • Free life and loan protection insurance Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.30 – 12.30 / 1.30 – 3.50, Wednesday: 10.00 – 1.00, Saturday: 10.0012.00 noon Address: Tail o’ the Bank Credit Union, 14 Kilblain Street, Greenock, PA15 1ST Telephone: 01475 734655 VETERANS AGENCY Services provided - Pensions, compensation and welfare support for people who have served in the armed forces. Telephone: 0800 169 2277

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Community Services and Supports to Assist Recovery ADULT PROTECTION The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was introduced to try and protect people from harm. The Act aims to protect people from harm and calls people in this situation ‘adults at risk’. An adult at risk of harm is someone aged 16 or over who is: • Unable to look after their own health, property, rights or money • At risk of harm • Due to disability, mental or physical ill health, are more at risk of being harmed than others Most adults live their lives with the support of family, friends, paid carers, professional agencies or volunteers. In some situations adults are at risk and have difficulty keeping safe. An adult is at risk if: • Another persons behaviour can cause (or has caused) the adult to be harmed. • The adult is doing things that can cause harm, or are likely to cause self harm. Anyone can cause harm. It can be a friend, relative, worker, carer, partner, volunteer or other adults at risk. Harm can happen anywhere. In social or health care settings, family home, hospital ward, care home, social club, or social activities. • There are five types of harm • Physical Harm • Psychological Harm • Financial Harm • Sexual Harm • Neglect (including self neglect) 10


WHAT IS AL ANON? Al-Anon is a worldwide resource for families and friends of problem drinkers. There are over 900 Al-Anon groups in the UK and Eire where those who are or have been affected by someone else’s drinking meet together to gain understanding and support in order to solve their common problems. To find your nearest Al-Anon meeting call our confidential helpline on 020 7403 0888 or check our website at: www.al-anonuk.org.uk BARNARDO’S THRESHOLD PLUS Aims to reduce the chaotic impact of alcohol and/or drug misuse on 16-25 year olds in Inverclyde and their children, if they have any. We will offer to • Develop individual support plans • Provide support to attend appropriate health and support services • Deliver and provide access to individual parenting support and groups • Provide practical support to liaise with accommodation providers • Provide support to improve family and community relationships • Provide support to access appropriate benefits and allowances • Provide information and practical support to access education, training and employment BARNARDO’S NURTURE SERVICE, INVERCLYDE Provides early intervention to support vulnerable children and families who have complex needs. For many families this will include those affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse. Referrals: welcome from all agencies, including selfreferrals. Referral forms can be obtained by email from norma.hanley@barnardos.org.uk or by calling the number below. Telephone: 01475 728493 11


Inverclyde Carers Centre DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO COULD NOT MANAGE WITHOUT YOU?

Maybe they rely on you because of an illness, frailty, disability or addiction issue. It could be a relative, child, friend, partner or neighbour. If your answer is yes, then you are a Carer and we can help support you. Help and Support is available to unpaid Carers through our Outreach Programme below: CARDWELL GARDEN CENTRE First Monday of the Month����������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm KILMACOLM COMMUNITY CENTRE First Tuesday of the Month����������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm CRAIGEND RESOURCE CENTRE First Wednesday of the Month����������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm YOUTH CONNECTIONS Second Monday of the Month������������������������������������ 1Oam - 12pm MECCA BINGO Second Tuesday of the Month�������������������������������������� 11am - 1 pm GIBSHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE Second Wednesday of the Month������������������������������ 1Oam - 12pm LNVERKIP CHURCH HALL Third Monday of the Month���������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm BRANCHTON COMMUNITY CENTRE Third Tuesday of the Month���������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm AUCHMOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTRE Third Wednesday of the Month���������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm PATON STREET COMMUNITY CENTRE Last Monday of the Month����������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm WEYMSS BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE Last Tuesday of the Month����������������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm CLUNE PARK RESOURCE CENTRE Last Wednesday of the Month����������������������������������� 1Oam - 12pm You can visit us at: 68-70 Cathcart Street, Greenock PA 15 1 DD For more information about the Outreach Programme contact Paula Wood on 01475 735180 pwood@inverclydecarerscentre.org.uk 12


CEDAR PROJECT INVERCLYDE CHILDREN EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE RECOVERY PROJECT Cedar is a unique way of way of working with children, young people and their mothers recovering from living with domestic abuse. The CEDAR Project runs groups of young people and their mothers running in parallel to each other. They meet once a week for 12 weeks with activities and discussions that help you to... • Understand what has gone on in your family • Feel better about yourself • Plan how to stay safe • Talk with your mum about what has happened • Talk about how you are feeling Local CEDAR Number: 01475 729220 Helen: 07936 375 303 www.cedarnetwork.org.uk OTHERS WHO CAN HELP? Young Person’s Service Inverclyde Women’s Aid Telephone: 01475 725750 Childline: 0800 11 11

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COMMUNITY PAYBACK ORDER UNPAID WORK REQUIREMENT A Community Payback Order - is a sentence passed by the Courts, which is a direct alternative to a custodial sentence. The Community Payback Order is a positive alternative to a prison sentence. The Unpaid Work requirement gives the offender the opportunity to contribute in a positive way and to repay their local communities for the harm caused by their offending. What type of work do offenders undertake on Unpaid Work? We have three main trade skill sets to offer - Painting / Decorating, Gardening / Landscaping and Joinery. The work parties are mentored at all times by skilled tradesmen. Painting & Decorating • support for elderly and vulnerable groups in society • support for charitable/community groups and resource centres • support for schools and community projects Gardening & Landscaping • support for local churches • support for elderly and vulnerable groups in society • community gardening projects • tree cutting and clearing overgrown foliage in public areas Joinery • small repairs and project work for elderly and vulnerable groups in society • manufacture of items for community and charitable organisations We provide all labour and tooling costs free of charge. Any materials required for a task e.g. wallpaper/paint must be provided by the recipient. For a referral form contact: Colin Horsburgh, Unpaid Work Manager, Criminal Justice Social Work, Unit 6 Kingston Business Park, Port Glasgow, PA14 5DG Telephone: 01475 715796 Email: Colin.Horsburgh@inverclyde.gov.uk

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FAITH IN THROUGHCARE Working with faith groups in Scotland’s poorest areas to support ex-offenders settle into their local community. Focusing on participants strengths and relationships...Our Volunteers are stepping forward with prisoners and their families, helping them find stability in their lives and breaking the cycle of offending. Telephone: 07542 149372 Chris HAD—IT {HEALTH, ALCOHOL & DRUGS—INFORMATION TALKS} The HAD-IT Group meets in the Inverclyde Centre and is open to all clients of the Homeless Services (those in the Centre and temporary accommodation). Each week offers a range of differing activities and topics. When: Every Wednesday at 12.30pm Where: TV lounge of the Inverclyde Centre Telephone: 715880 ask for Angela or Martin IN CARE SURVIVORS SERVICE SCOTLAND (ICSSS) ICSSS was developed to highlight and address the long term effects, as well as current and future needs of those survivors of neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuts whilst in care (any residential care setting, be it local authority children’s homes, approved schools, hospital care, kinship care, respite care, those run by charitable organisations, religious orders, foster care placements or adoption. Free Helpline: 0800 121 6027 INVERCLYDE INTEGRATED ALCOHOL SERVICE (IIAS) Drink Safe Inverclyde This service promotes safe drinking and raises awareness of alcohol consumption, with a focus on counting units of alcohol. The team attend community events and provide a service to employers for their staff. Referrals: GP/Self Monday—Friday 08.45 - 16.30, with some evening and weekend working. Telephone: 01475 715353 15


YOUNG PERSONS ALCOHOL TEAM This service is dedicated to tackling alcohol problems amongst young people up to the age of 26 years. It provides prevention and education programmes in schools, counselling services and engages with organisations that provide a service to young people. Referrals: GP/Self Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 to 4:30, Fridays 8:30 to 3:30 Telephone: 01475 715353 INVERCLYDE INTEGRATED DRUG SERVICE (IIDS) Provides advice, information and support services for drug users and their families. Support services include: • Counseling from specially trained workers • Self-help groups • Drugs Clinics with substitute prescribing • Needle exchange • Short term detox programmes • Assessment for referral to residential rehabilitation programs (where appropriate) • Help with practical difficulties including benefits advice, housing and care services Referrals: GP/Self Available: Monday to Thursday 9.00-4.45, Friday 9.00-4.00 Telephone: 01475 499000 FAMILY RESPONSE SERVICE To help individuals and carers manage what can be stressful and unpredictable circumstances, resulting as a direct consequence of a loved one’s drug use. The team recognises that anxiety, isolation, bereavement, guilt, financial hardship, loneliness, worry and discrimination are just some experiences of families affected by a loved ones drug use and behaviour. Gina Millar and Irene Pollock provide a needs-led service which includes one to one support, a drop-in service and a Children and Young Persons service. Referrals: Self Every Wednesday 1.00pm -3.00pm at Your Voice, 12 Clyde Square, Greenock Telephone: 01475 728628 16


JERICHO FAMILY SUPPORT {ALSO SEE JERICHO RESIDENTIAL} Jericho has facilitated a Family Support Group since 2003—this group is open to anyone affected by addiction (drugs and/or alcohol). Average attendance at the group is between 35 and 40 people. The group is facilitated by Margaret Diamond who devised the unique model which has supported hundreds of addicts’, friends and family members over the years. Referrals: Self. Every Monday 7.30pm—9.30pm in Port Glasgow Town Hall. Telephone: 01475 741950 LIVING LIFE GUIDED SELF-HELP Feeling low, depressed or anxious are common problems. Some people recover in a few weeks on their own while others need more specialist help and support. That’s where Living Life can help. Living Life Guided Self - help is a telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. We provide help for people suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression, symptoms of anxiety or a combination of both. Guided Self—help involves speaking with a self-help coach, whilst working exclusively with manageable workbooks, in a structured format bases on the CBT approach. The self-help coach will guide you through a range of materials that provide information and questions that will help you understand why you are feeling low, depressed or anxious. The workbooks can also help teach you how to use these new ways of coping in your life. Living Life is open from Monday to Friday 1.00pm—9.00pm Referrals: Self (just call the number below); or ask your GP to refer you to the service. Telephone: 0800 328 9655 (NHS24) MOVING ON INVERCLYDE—SMART START PROJECT Smart Start is designed to support people to get free from drugs and find recovery while they take part in various activities within the local community. Groupwork—Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 11—3.00pm One to one support—on other days with lunch and bus fares provided. You can be supported one, two, three days or more but will be expected to attend and take part in the recovery groups you have committed to. Looking for a way off Street Drugs? Ready for a Fresh Start? Go for it and call—01475 735200 Referrals: are welcome from all agencies, including self-referral Contact: 01475 735200 17


INVERCLYDE RECOVERY CAFÉ For anyone recovering from addiction, after struggling to achieve this milestone you may find yourself isolated and out of touch with what used to be enjoyable pastimes: socialising, meeting friends for a coffee or a snack, listening to music, watching a movie in a lively environment, etc. Sound familiar? Come along and linkup with others who share similar experiences @ Inverclyde Recovery Cafe…

Stuck in a rut?

Looking for your next step? Learn about and develop a recovery community @ Café Recovery •Cathcart Centre Fortnightly on a Friday 2.00-4.00pm Phone Jamie 01475 728628 18


SOCIAL EVENING LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

6.30pm—10.00pm

6.30 - 10.00pm (Creche available 6.30pm - 9.30pm CROWN DAY CARE CENTRE, 29 King Street, Greenock

Crown Day Care Centre Call 01475 728628 or 07398 283 164 29SOCIAL King EVENING Street, Greenock CLEAN & SOBER

Let’s help change the alcohol/drug culture in our community. Set Creche 6.30pm—9.30pm yourself the goal to come along for a wee night out without alcohol or drugs, and enjoy - bands to comedy, disco to magicians, all sorts Call 01475 728628 or 07398283164 of entertainment can be on showcased at our Recovery Social Evenings. Crèche available so bring the kids, let your hair down and dance the night away! If you have a talent that you would like to share, get in touch… 19


PARENTLINE SCOTLAND

0800 028 2233

Bringing up children can be hard work. Sometimes it helps to talk about something that is worrying you and people can find it easier to talk to strangers rather than friends or family. ParentLine Scotland is a free confidential helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland. Its not just for parents, you might be a kinship carer, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend looking after a child / with concerns for a child ,and needing information or support. At ParentLine Scotland we can listen to you and offer you advice, support and information or tell you where to go for more help. Your contact is confidential, unless a child is in danger, and you do not need to tell us your name or address. Telephone—0800 028 2233 PEER SUPPORT @ YOUR VOICE Peer Support Groups provide non-professional support to those who identify as sharing a similar interest. “It is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful” Art Group COPD Group The Debaters Health Walk Health Walk Health Walk Health Walk Health Walk Men’s Group Recovery Music Jam

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Every Thursday 1st Tuesday of the Month Every Tuesday Every Monday Every Tuesday Every Tuesday Every Wednesday Every Thursday 2nd Thursday of the Month Every Wednesday

10-12noon 1pm-3pm 10am -12noon 2pm 1.30pm 2pm 12noon 10am 1pm-3pm 10.30 -12.30pm


PERSISTENT OFFENDERS PROJECT (POP) Staffed by police officers and addiction staff who have been seconded into the service the teams main aim is to target those individuals and encourage them into treatment services and retain them there. Working in prison cells, courts and the community, the team try to ensure that maximum encouragement and support is given to these individuals to break the cycle of substance use and offending. The service is based in Erskine Police Station, but the main work is in the communities that the service covers. For further information contact Leeanne on 01475 711807 RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP SCOTLAND (RFS) INVERCLYDE DISPERSED SERVICE Deliver person centred and individualised housing support to people in their own tenancies or work in partnership with other agencies to find suitable accommodation for people when needed. Support is based on an assessment of need from the care manager usually a social worker or CPN, we encourage individuals wherever possible to take control of their support and be active participants in all aspects of designing support around lifestyles and commitments. The staff team is highly experienced in dealing with complex support needs and work in partnership with social services and clinicians to help improve mental & physical health or support individuals when faced with difficult social circumstances. Referrals: Self Referral (if you have a personalised budget or are funding your service yourself), Social Work Telephone: 01475 726100 SAFE HARBOUR PROJECT The primary beneficiaries of Safe Harbour are people experiencing a diverse range of social issues including the effects of drugs and/or alcohol addiction. Referrals: GP, Social Work and other Referring Agencies Telephone: 01475 892197 21


SALVATION ARMY Tuesday - Cafe 10.30 - 12.30 Wednesday - Life Skills Cafe 10.00 - 12.30 THURSDAY - CAFE 11.00 - 2.30 - DROP IN 2.30 - 4.30 The Thursday cafe is run and managed by service users. Induction and training is provided to all volunteers. i.e. food hygiene, first aid etc. The drop in times are managed by a drug and alcohol project worker. This is a response to people who have been turning up at the Citadel looking for support for various issues.   FRIDAY - ACTIVITIES GROUP 10.30 - 2.00 The Activities group is also service user led and at the moment includes swimming/walking. Other activities and potential supports/signposting etc are being explored and developed secured3 year funding has been secured for this position . Venue: Citadel, 59 Regent Street, Greenock, PA15 4NP Telephone: 01475 721949

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SAMH GATEWAYS SERVICES Services are designed for individuals who experience mental health and addiction difficulties. The aim of the services is to offer support in a person’s recovery by addressing social isolation through development of social networks, and improve access to mainstream community resources and activities. Gateways will work with an individual on a one to one basis, providing tailored support based around personal needs and presenting barriers and supports the individual in establishing positive community engagement. Referrals: CMHRT, Primary Care, Addictions Services and other specific referral services. Telephone: 01475 806013. E-mail :gateways@samh.org.uk SUPPORTING PARENTS PROJECT The project, set up by a local Church, runs a 6 week course on how to Drug Proof Your Kids. The Initiative is supported by Craigend Resource Centre, Inverclyde Integrated Drug Service and Supporting Parents. From their Open Doors base, parents, grandparents and carers can visit the Drop In - Mondays 1pm3pm. Someone to visit you at home to chat or listen. Referrals: Self Open Door,80 Bridgend Rd, Greenock Contact: Sharie Fraser Telephone: 0755 466 2472 TEEN CHALLENGE Uses converted buses to take the Christian message to different areas of Scotland where we offer coffee or tea and some food. Sometimes we are able to do more than this by accepting them onto one of our rehabilitation programs that helps people to kick their drink or drug habit and find a better way to live. Teen Challenge runs a bus outreach project in Greenock on Monday evenings 8.00-10.00pm (across from the Inverclyde Centre) where people can seek help. Contact Gordon McKay Teen Challenge Strathclyde, 39 Laighcartside Street, Johnstone, PA5 8DB. Referrals: Self Telephone: 01475 520803 or 0777 583 3488 23


HSCP YOUTH SUPPORT DRUG WORKERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN & FAMILIES TEAM The Youth Drugs Service offer 1:2:1 support for anyone aged between 8-18, living in the Inverclyde area, who are concerned about their substance use. They provide advice, guidance and support that will assist young people tackle their substance use problems. They aim to expand young people’s practical knowledge in order to minimise the risk associated with their drug use. If you are concerned about your drug use or someone else’s’ drug use, young people and their parents or carers can contact a Youth Drugs Worker on 715270 or 715365 AL ANON It’ s easy to see what alcohol is doing to the drinker, but can you see what it is doing to you? Al Anon is: • A programme of recovery – for those affected by someone else’s drinking • Free of charge – supported only by voluntary contributions to cover costs • A safe place – your anonymity is protected and everything that is said is confidential Al Anon is not: • A religious programme – it is open to all faiths or none • Allied with any other organisation – institution or political entity Al Anon Meetings Inverclyde Monday: The Church of Scotland Westburn, Nelson St, Greenock 7.30pm (opposite the Ardgowan Hospice, from Nelson St turn into West Shaw St, entrance to venue is at the back of the Church Wednesday: The Salvation Army, 59 Regent Street, Greenock 10am Thursday: The Salvation Army, Roxburgh Street, Greenock 7.30pm Confidential Helpline 02074030888 www.al-anonuk.org.uk 24


Keeping Busy in Recovery

7 DAYS A WEEK

tting “Every day, in every way, I’m ge ” betterer and betterer — Inverclyde Lady in Recovery 25


MONDAY

What’s On

When

Where

Call

Health Walk

2pm

Your Voice

728628

Street Soccer

2-4pm

Lady Octavia

01315 549157

Women of Worth

6-7pm

Salvation Army

721949

Kids Club (ages 5-11)

6-7pm

Salvation Army

Teen Challenge

7-10pm

(Bus) Dalrymple Street

A.A Women’s Meeting

7.30pm

Jericho House

Jericho Family Support

7.30pm

Port Glasgow Town Hall

A.A Meeting

8.00pm

St Mary’s Chapel Hall

What’s On

When

Where

Contact

The Debaters

10-12noon

Your Voice

728628

Good as New

10-1pm

Salvation Army

721949

Lyle Gateway

10-3pm

Lyle Kirk

Life Tree Café

10-12.30pm

Salvation Army

A.A Movie Group

12noon

Jericho House

TUESDAY

07775 833488

741950

721949

GRASP 12-4pm (Greenock Alcohol Recovery Group

Crown Care

COPD Group

1pm-3pm 1st Tuesday of the month

Your Voice

728628

Health Walk

1.30pm

Wemyss Bay

728628

Health Walk

2pm

Battery Park

728628

Meal and Message

5.45pm

Cedar Hall

G McKay

C.A Meeting

7.30–9pm

Salvation Army

A.A Step Meeting

8.00pm

Jericho House

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WEDNESDAY

What’s On

When

Where

Call

Al-Anon Meeting

9.30am

Salvation Army

721949

Music Jam

10.30-12.30

Your Voice

728628

Life Skills Cafe

10.00-12.30 Salvation Army

721949

A.A Meeting

12noon

St Andrews Chapel Hall

Health Walk

12noon

Coronation Park PG

728628

Family Support

1-3pm

Your Voice

IIDS 499000

Recovery Café

5-8pm

Crown Care Centre

728628

A.A Meeting

8pm Jericho House

THURSDAY

What’s On

When

Where

Call

Health Walk

10am

Your Voice

728628

Good as New Garage Project

10-1pm

Salvation Army

721949

Drop In

11-1pm

Salvation Army

721949

GRASP

12-4pm

Crown Care

(Greenock Recovery Alcohol Support Project) Men’s Group

1p-3pm (2nd Thursday of Month)

Your Voice

728628

Health Walk

2pm

Battery Park Gourock

728628

Smart Recovery

5.30pm

Moving On

735200

Al-Anon Meeting

7.30pm

Salvation Army

A.A Meeting

8pm

Church of Scotland Hall

N.A. Meeting

8pm

Wellpark Centre

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FRIDAY

What’s On

When

Where

Call

Men’s Addiction Group

10am

Salvation Army

721949

Bright Ideas Women’s Group

11-1pm

Your Voice

728628

Battery Park

728628

Crown Care

728628

Crown Care

728628

(3rd Friday of the Month) Buggy Walk

1pm Pavilion

Inverclyde Recovery Café

5-8pm

Cookschool & Stretchercise with creche Clean & Sober

6.30-10pm

Social Evening with crèche last Friday of Month) A.A Meeting

8pm

Jericho House

A.A Meeting

8pm

St Andrews UF Church

SATURDAY & SUNDAY A.A Meeting 11.15am at Jericho House A.A Meeting 8pm @ St Ninians Church Hall Gourock

A.A Meeting 2pm @ Jericho House A.A Meeting 8pm @ Salvation Army N.A Meeting 8pm @ St Mary’s Church Hall

Inverclyde Alcohol & Drug Partnership website http://www.inverclydeadp.org.uk/

Inverclyde Recovery Cafe is a registered charity: SCO47378


Local services that identify and respond to people with alcohol / drug problems brief interventions, harm reduction Brief Interventions - A range of therapeutic techniques, that address the mental/ emotional aspects of an individual and consider his/her situation within the community. Harm Reduction - is a set of practical approaches intended to reduce the negative effect of high risk behaviours such as over drinking and/or drug use. Harm reduction is an approach that attempts to meet people “where they are at� with their drinking or drug use.

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Alcohol Liaison Service {IIAS} This service helps people in acute hospital settings to address any underlying problems with alcohol. Nursing staff provide in-depth assessments, appropriate intervention and can refer onto other alcohol services. Open Monday to Friday: 08:30 to16:30 Referrals: GP/Self Telephone: 01475 715353 Children and Family Liaison Service {IIAS} This service works with Social Work Services to provide support to parents or guardians who have problems associated with alcohol. Open Monday to Friday 08:30 to16:30 Referrals: Social Work, duty call to Dalrymple Street Office Telephone:- 01475 714100 Community Alcohol Nurses {IIAS} This service supports people who, in addition to an alcohol problem, experience mental or physical health problems or use other substances. The nurses also prepare people for detox programmes. People can be seen in a variety of settings. Open Monday to Friday: 08:30 to16:30 Referrals: GP/Self Telephone: 01475 71535 Dual Diagnosis {IIAS} The dual diagnosis service offers an alcohol assessment with ongoing support to people who have mental health issues and problems associated with alcohol. Open Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 16:30 Referrals: GP/Self Telephone:- 01475 715353

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Intensive Outreach Support Service {IIAS} This service provides support to people who are trying to move away from problematic drinking. This support will start with an assessment leading to an agreed care plan. Open Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 16:30 Referrals: GP/Self Telephone: 01475 715353 Inverclyde Homelessness Centre The Homelessness Team within Inverclyde HSCP provides a comprehensive service of advice, assistance and support including health advice for people faced directly with a homelessness situation, or who may be at risk of losing their home. Our team consists of two separate strands—Homeless Assessment, Prevention and Support & Temporary Accommodation. The service operates a drop-in duty service (no appointment required) at Hector McNeill House, Clyde Square, Greenock (Mon-Thurs 9am-4.45pm and 9am-4pm Fri). We accept both self and agency referrals either at the above duty service or by contacting 01475 558000 (Mon-Thurs 8.45am – 4.45pm & 8.45am-4pm Fri). In emergency situations the service can and will respond to requests for assistance on a 24/7 basis and can be contacted (out of hours) on 01475 715880 or at The Inverclyde Centre, 98 Dalrymple St., Greenock, PA15 1BZ Moving Through Project {IIAS} Is an abstinent based project within Inverclyde Integrated Alcohol Service that provides social, emotional and educational opportunities during recovery including - Community Learning & Development, Group Work, Peer Support includes: Craft, Gardening & Walking Groups Monday & Wednesday 9.30-3.30pm Friday 9.30-3.00pm Referrals: Normally internal, once the person has completed one or more of the Integrated Alcohol Services Telephone: 01475 715353 Extension 1809 31


NALOXONE INFORMATION Naloxone is a drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of opiate (heroin/methadone) overdose. In an overdose state it can be a lifesaver. Integrated Drugs Service provides Naloxone Training for service users, their families or friends. For further information about how you can access free naloxone training and your own supply contact IIDS. Referrals: Self Telephone: 01475 499000

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Services for people with more complex needs offering: Community based specialist drug and alcohol assessments Care planned treatment and care

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IIAS DAY SERVICES This Medical and Nursing Service provides a range of medical and therapeutic interventions. People referred to this service will receive an in depth assessment and be given a personal care plan to achieve and sustain abstinence. Clients alcohol consumption, and withdrawal experience is assessed. It is then decided on the best form of treatment and support for each client e.g. Inpatients detox, day - patient detox or home detox. Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 Saturday & Sunday 9 to 4. Referrals: GP/Self Telephone:- 01475 715353 IIDS DRUGS CLINIC Offers a specialist substitute prescribing service and can provide drugs and mental health assessments. This is a clinic based at Ravenscraig Hospital. This service offers shared care with input from Hospital services, GPs and the IIDS. Referral: Self. Contact: 01475 499000 IIDS HARM REDUCTION SERVICE Offers a range of services including: Needle Exchange, Blood Bourne Virus information and testing. Pregnancy Testing, Wound Care etc Referral: There is open access to all our services, All clinics are drop ins, but appointments can also be made using the numbers below. Needle Exchange, Cathcart Centre, Greenock, PA15 1BQ Clinic Opening Times– Mon, Tues, Thurs , 1pm-3pm Telephone: 01475 499000 Boglestone Clinic, Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HW Clinic Opening Times:- Wednesday, 1pm-2.30pm Telephone: 01475 499000

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MOVING ON INVERCLYDE Provides recovery focused specialist support for adults in Inverclyde with drug misuse issues, many of whom experience multiple barriers to overcoming addiction - delivered in both individual and group formats.  The core program is aspiration based and service users are offered intensive support through the formal intervention stages (Amber and Green phases approx 8 weeks) before eventually engaging with our ‘Geese Recovery Group’ were ongoing staff and peer support is offered to provide retention and recovery reinforcement. Various holistic/therapeutic interventions are used within the program—all of which are underpinned by evidence based principles of Recovery Orientated Systems of Care and are delivered in a day-care type format of up to five days a week. Interventions typically involve a combination of... • Assessment & Induction  • Recovery Plan development & tracking • Physical fitness program • Outward bound activities • Relapse Prevention Group work • Personal Development Group work • Healthy Eating / Nutrition groups • Individual Key work • Partner agency group work • Art therapy • Group Complementary Therapies • Individual Complementary Therapies • Peer-led / Mutual Aid group support Also on offer is SMART Recovery Meeting Every Thursday 17.30– 19.00 Service is available Monday to Friday 11am and 4pm  Referrals : Welcome from all agencies including self referral Contact : 01475 735200 Travel expenses are covered and lunch is provided

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SALVATION ARMY FLOATING SUPPORT SERVICE Support and advice to maintain your tenancy, Information and assistance to re-engage with your community. The support provided will cover a range of topics tailored to your individual requirements. We work in partnership with local statutory and voluntary services including the Salvation Army’s Community Centre and Church to provide the best possible opportunities and activities for our service users. Referral: Inverclyde Integrated Alcohol Services Telephone: 01475 721572 SAMH INVERCLYDE SERVICE This service supports individuals who have Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) and other complex physical and mental health needs. The Service/Staff: • Provide emotional and practical support to enable the Service User to maintain their tenancy and access activities within their community • Encourage the Service User to develop & maintain positive working relationships with relevant others • Ensure that the Service Users needs are met through monitoring & reviewing their wellbeing and involving relevant others as appropriate The service works to an abstinence ethos, encouraging the service user to remain free from alcohol and working towards recovery. We acknowledge that relapses can occur and if this happens staff work closely with the service user, family member, Care Manager and IIAS to move forward and refocus on recovery. Staff support between the hours of 07:45am and 10:15pm the hours out with this time are covered by an On Call System. Referrals: Inverclyde Integrated Alcohol Services via the Alcohol Resource Group Telephone: 01475 499000 36


SPECIAL NEEDS IN PREGNANCY SERVICE (SNIPS) SNIPS provide a specialist service to pregnant drug users and their babies. This includes people who are in hospital and those living in the community and includes pre and ante natal assessment. The SNIPS service is based at Inverclyde Royal Hospital can be contacted at the following number: Referral: Social worker, drugs worker Telephone: 01475 633777 and ask for the Special Needs in Pregnancy Service.

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Services for people with highly specialised needs – Specialist Inpatient Residential Care Residential rehabilitation services and detoxification services are primarily provided in different locations throughout Scotland. Inverclyde accesses these services on an individual needs basis as determined by a detailed SSA

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THE KERSHAW UNIT IN GARTNAVEL HOSPITAL Provides inpatient alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation treatment for the Argyll and Clyde area. The Unit has two beds for this service. Individual programmes of care tailored to the individual’s needs are provided. Safe detoxification and longer term medical treatments for problematic / dependent drinking. A seven-day per week partial hospitalisation service for people with drug as well as alcohol problems. Gartnavel Royal Hospital 1055 Great Western Road Glasgow G12 0XH Referrals: Community Addiction Teams Telephone:- 0141 2113600 /3456 THE HAVEN The Haven is a Christian organisation which it closely associated with Teen Challenge. We work within the community to provide accommodation with Housing Support to young men over the age of 17 who are involved in drug and alcohol abuse. The Haven, Horsecraigs, Kilmacolm, PA13 4TH Referrals: Self, Teen Challenge, Other Voluntary and Statutory Organisations Telephone: 01505 872099

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JERICHO HOUSE Provides two residential rehabilitation units • Jericho House, Bank Street is a 16 bed unit for males • Jericho House, Shankland Road is a 9 bed unit for females Both offer residential rehabilitation for individuals with a desire to recover from drug addiction. The service excludes medication as an intervention and provides a total abstinence based recovery programme with an emphasis on personal responsibility. Although not affiliated, Narcotics Anonymous meetings are a core component of the House programme. Potential service users are given two assessments by separate staff members and the information informs a holistic support plan which is formulated and implemented by their allocated key-worker after further consultation with the service user when resident. The programme incorporates: • One to One Support • Person Centred Counselling • Group Therapy & Drama Therapy • Relaxation & Meditation Groups • Physical Fitness • Inverclyde Adult Literacy’s provide expert support and tutoring for residents to address any gaps in their core skills (e.g. communications, numeracy and I.T.) This alongside supported personal development including 12 step work all combine to empower each service user to deal with specific issues, manage emotions maturely and address the ‘Causes and Conditions’ behind their addiction. Referrals :Self, GP, Addiction Workers, Social Workers and Criminal Justice. Referrals can be nationwide as well as from Inverclyde. Contact: 01475 741950/ 01475 783063 Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day 40


TURNAROUND RESIDENTIAL Turnaround Residential unit can be accessed via a criminal justice social worker, via bail from the court or as a residential requirement of a CPO. We offer a 6 week residential stay for men in the criminal justice system with drug and / or alcohol problems and our programme consists of group work to support behaviour change and one to one support to men in the criminal justice system. A referral can also be made when a service user has relapsed or is non-compliant with CPO and this can be an option prior to breach proceedings being instituted. Referral: NHS, Statutory and Voluntary Agencies—as long as service user has a criminal justice connection and a care manager To make a referral call 01505 810800 Email: turnaround@turningpointscotland.com Website:www.turningpointscotland.com

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CRISIS SERVICES Telephone

Women’s Aid Helpline................................ 01475

781689

Social Work (Out Of Hours)...................... 01475

715 949

NHS 24hr Helpline................................................................ 111 Rape Crisis Scotland................................. 0808

8010302

Samaritans (24 hours).............................................. 116

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Police Greenock.................................................................... 101 Homelessness Services............................ 01475

715880

Legal Services Agency.............................. 01475

725665

Housing Benefit ........................................ 0800

0131 375

Council Tax Benefit ................................... 01475

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712961


Useful Contacts Telephone

INVERCLYDE Recovery Development Worker������������������ 01475 728628 Scottish Fire & Rescue Service����������������� 0141

646 4501

The Trust����������������������������������������������������������� 01475 553300 Inverclyde Council������������������������������������������ 01475 717677 NATIONAL Alcoholics Anonymous�������������������������������� 0141 221 9027 �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 0845 769 7555 GO ONLINE AT:������������������� www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Know the Score���������������������������������������������0800

587 5879

Scottish Drugs Forum���������������������������������� 0141

221 1175

Scottish Recovery Consortium������������������0141

226 1662

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Inverclyde Recovery Cafe is a registered charity: SCO47378

Guide To Recovery Inverclyde  

Produced by Inverclyde Recovery Café, a comprehensive guide to how to get the right help, at the right place, at the right time.

Guide To Recovery Inverclyde  

Produced by Inverclyde Recovery Café, a comprehensive guide to how to get the right help, at the right place, at the right time.

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