Drug and alcohol charity launches new service for homeless in Luton

A drug and alcohol charity has launched a new service to help Luton's homeless as part of a nationwide initiative.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 10:51 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 10:54 am
A new drug and alcohol service for homeless people has been launched in Luton

Change Grow Live – the health and social care charity - has announced the opening of 18 new homeless outreach services across England.

The charity will deliver its Luton service from the site of ResoLUTiONs on Victoria Street.

It will provide specialist care and support for rough sleepers struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

The opening of these new services has been made possible by funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, supported by Public Health England as part of a two-year programme of funding aimed at rough sleepers with drug and alcohol dependency.

Lesley Howard, homelessness lead at Change Grow Live, said: “The opening of 18 new specialist outreach services across England is a landmark moment. Each service will help us to provide effective, evidence-based support for people struggling with homelessness and substance misuse.

“130 new specialist staff working pro-actively across England will increase the visibility of substance misuse services and make it easier for individuals sleeping rough to access wrap-around support.

"Our outreach teams are trained to engage and build relationships with people with multiple, complex needs, to increase levels of engagement with vital treatment and enable people to get the help they need to rebuild their lives off the streets.”

For more information, call ResoLUTiONs on 0800 0546 603 from 9.30am to 5pm on weekdays or email [email protected]