East Kent Substance Misuse Service


Kent Drug and Alcohol Action Team (KDAAT) is pleased to announce that the contract for the new East Kent Integrated Adult Substance Misuse Service has been awarded to Turning Point.

Turning Point already deliver a range of services across the UK and have extensive knowledge in the fieldCRI will take over responsibility for providing an integrated substance misuse (drug and alcohol) service across West Kent from 1st April 2013.

Drug and alcohol services in East Kent were opened up for competitive tender, or bidding following an extensive consultation earlier in 2012 to ensure they meet the current and future needs of people in East Kent with drug or alcohol problems.  Services evolve and change over time in order to keep providing high quality care in line with good practice.  This new contract is just one part of that process.

We want to reassure you that anybody in need of advice, support or treatment for drug and alcohol misuse will still have access to services in the way that they have done until now.  Turning point will be working across East Kent working from fixed sites and  a number of other community venues to make it easier for people to access the services.

We want to make sure that service users, carers and families are kept up to date with information about the transfer of the existing services to Turning Point over the next few months.  Turning Point will work closely with the existing providers (KCA, and CRI) so please speak to a member of staff at your current service if you have any concerns. 

You can also keep up to date with what is happening by coming along to the KDAAT service user and carer expert group. For more information about the group or about KDAAT, Please contact us on: 01622 221676 or kdaat@kent.gov.uk

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