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On a day to day basis, I oversee the service and all the elements of provision that we deliver. I also have management of a staff of 20 people so I’m just one of those staff members really behind the service and every team member plays a big part in what we all love to do here.  What makes you […]

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 We have just undergone quite an extensive programme of refurbishment here at the Scarborough premises. And we now have an entire new floor with improved facilities so that includes an additional five one-to-one rooms for seeing clients on a confidential basis. They’re much more appealing, they’re more comfortable, clients can be relaxed when they’re […]

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I work with people who come into treatment voluntarily to address either their alcohol their drug issue. I meet people normally when they are at quite a low ebb in their life. Not a lot going on apart from chaos and addiction and then I try to give them coping techniques and strategies to help them manage that little bit better. I […]

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So a lot of clients will be met on the day of release from prison and we will address  their substance misuse issues  following them through their journey in the community. So the desire for all of the clients is that they will I am passionate about is helping  people to understand that their past behaviour and their past activity doesn’t have […]

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My history of issues with alcohol go back a long way. my background is I lived in London for a number of years as a teacher and started drinking quite heavily whilst I was working down there to the extent that I lost my job and my marriage finished so I came back to York initially and lived with my mum […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons is helping to promote a cannabis related health campaign aimed at encouraging people across the county to think again about their cannabis consumption. The Respect THC campaign aims to help people who are concerned about the amount of cannabis they are smoking. A newly developed Respect THC campaign uses posters and social […]

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Stats the way to do it!

Sept to Dec 2017 statistical snapshot •Waiting times lower than national average for all substances other than non-opiates. •Proportion in treatment who were retained for 12 weeks or more or completed treatment within 12 weeks – above national average for opiate and alcohol and non-opiate. •Non opiate clients working 10 or more days at exit […]

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A new survey of the people who use the North Yorkshire Horizons drug and alcohol recovery service shows that 96 per cent of the service users are happy with it. The survey, which was conducted from December to February, across all five hubs in Scarborough, Skipton, Selby, Northallerton and Harrogate, also found that 93% of […]

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The workers at the A&E Alcohol Service, which sits under the North Yorkshire Horizons umbrella, say they’re delighted its contract has been extended for a further two years. The service is commissioned by Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (SRCCG) and works in partnership with Scarborough General Hospital. The service offers alcohol advice and brief […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons marked three years of supporting recovery across the county by holding successful birthday events within each of the hubs. Harrogate Hub opening its doors to visiting North Yorkshire dignitaries, marking the milestone with service users and volunteers. Joining in with the festivities were the mayors of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon, Director of […]

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