A new service for Staffordshire

Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Service – Stars – is the new service, which launches on April 1st, designed to help people with substance and alcohol problems in the county.

Staffordshire County Council awarded a contract to charity Humankind, which along with BAC O’Connor will run treatment services for adults and young people.

the Stars service includes harm reduction, care coordination, clinical interventions, recovery and aftercare. It will run for at least four years and have bases across the county including Stafford, Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Burton.

County Councillor Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Humankind has an excellent track record in delivering high-quality, recovery support for adults and young people. Their model and approach will have a significant impact on the county’s most vulnerable people, and wider in the community.

“Early intervention, getting people into recovery and providing the aftercare they need to stay in recovery is really important. By working with other local services (such as those for mental health and housing), Humankind will be able to put together a service that is well-equipped to deal with all forms of substance abuse in the county.”

Operations Director for Humankind Emily Todd said: “We are really exciting to begin work in Staffordshire on the new drug and alcohol service for adults and young people.

“We are looking forward to working without partner organisations, our staff, other stakeholders and our service users to deliver a service that supports people in Staffordshire to achieve their goals.”