5 January 2022

Leading drug and alcohol charity WDP has been successful in its bid to work in partnership with Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey County Council in delivering substance misuse services in Surrey.

WDP will be providing services as part of the wider NHS service, i-access, which is jointly provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Public Health (Surrey County Council). The new service provision will commence from 1 April 2022 and will be operational for an initial three-year term.

WDP will be delivering one-to-one and group support for service users, as well as harm reduction.  It has an award-winning Capital Card® scheme, and a unique family safeguarding service which will be co-located with children and families’ social services teams.

Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP, said: “We are looking forward to working together with the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust and Public Health (SCC) to provide high-quality support for all those living in the county who require help with their drug or alcohol use. This partnership provides an exciting opportunity to deliver meaningful support which will enable the users of our services to explore options to ensure a positive future. We also look forward to welcoming new staff into the WDP family.”