WDP works in HMP Bedford to provide support to prisoners who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol.

Our aim is to work with individuals to improve their health, help them work towards their aspirations and reduce their offending. This also includes helping them to prepare for release from prison.

We work with key departments in the prison, including Northampton NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) who provides the clinical aspect of the integrated substance misuse service in HMP Bedford, and also with partners in the community.

Services we provide are:

  • Comprehensive assessment and risk management of substance misusing prisoners
  • Case management and care coordination, including recovery planning, reviews of treatment progress and relapse prevention
  • One-to-one regular sessions with a designated key worker.
  • Group work programme
  • Family service
  • Harm minimisation advice and information
  • Resettlement and pre-release planning to support the release and reintegration of individuals into the community.

Contact the team
WDP Substance Misuse Team
HMP Bedford
St Loyes Street
Bedford, MK40 1HG

Tel: 01234 373161