2 February 2022

Leading drug and alcohol charity WDP is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid to deliver a new integrated drug and alcohol service in West Berkshire.

The new service will commence from 1 April 2022 and will be operational for an initial five-year term.

Treatment and support will be available to all adults and young people who live in West Berkshire and require help with substance misuse of any kind. The service will be delivered from a fixed hub in Newbury as well as in a variety of satellite settings across the county.

The new service will have a strong focus on community, notably through WDP’s award-winning Capital Card® scheme and will bring with it WDP’s recovery focus and commitment to working in partnership with the areas we serve.

Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to partner with West Berkshire Council and to have the opportunity to provide high-quality substance misuse service provision to the residents of West Berkshire.  As a lead agency in this field, we are looking forward to supporting the needs of the users of our services who are front and centre of all we do.  We also look forward to welcoming our new staff team into the WDP fold."