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North Yorkshire Horizons clients, volunteers and staff have been celebrating the service’s fourth anniversary with a series of events. Mark Vidgen, Assistant Director of the service, said: “We are proud of what we have achieved in the four years since we began our contract. “The strong partnership of organisations that make up Horizons is continually […]

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Latest Horizons statistics

The proportion who successfully completed treatment in the first 6 months of the latest 12-month period and re-presented within 6 months for Alcohol, opiates and non-opiates have all seen positive improvement for the second consecutive period. Abstinence and reliably improved rates at 6 months review- opiates, crack, cocaine and alcohol – all areas achieving and […]

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In Catterick, Northallerton Hub’s Craig Bosomworth and Ruth Hasney, attended a military health fair to promote North Yorkshire Horizons. Over the two days of the event, a total of 10 different regiments and 300 soldiers attended. Craig and Ruth were able to discuss the effects of long-term drug and alcohol use and pathways to seeking […]

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Local shoppers are being encouraged to support North Yorkshire Horizons win a cash award worth up to £4,000. Thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, three groups from the region have been shortlisted to receive grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 for community projects. Customers at the Tesco superstore in Scarborough, along with the […]

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North Yorkshire Horizon’s Skipton Hub celebrated Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday with a mindfulness event for staff followed by a lunch serving feel good food for service users. Twelve service users attended the afternoon’s session with activities including therapeutic art activities, auricular acupuncture, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. After the activities had finished, the service users […]

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A report on the impact of North Yorkshire Horizons has been released. The report covers our service’s achievements, the added value offered and the work of our dedicated volunteers and staff. In its forward, Ted Haughey, Executive Director, of Humankind says: “The report really brings to life what a fantastic year it has been but […]

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Horizons staff promoted the mental health support provided by the service at a pop-up event in Harrogate that concentrated on Mental Health issues. Staff shared service information and spoke to 30 people about the process from referral to leaving Horizons. Concentrating on the support relating to mental health issues that service users can receive. The […]

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Naloxone kits, which have saved the lives of people overdosing on opiates, are now being distributed from all North Yorkshire Horizons’ hubs. Supported by North Yorkshire Police and Public Health, Horizons began handing out the kits as part of a Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme in early July. Naloxone is an opioid agonist medication that can […]

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A gruelling, but good fun, 180 mile walking, running and cycling relay raised £1,800 for cancer patients in the county. The team effort, featuring 40 Horizons workers was completed in support of Karen Jordan, Horizons’ Clinical Team Leader, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Staff and service users from the Harrogate hub ran a North Yorkshire Horizons stall at the Harrogate Pride in Diversity event. Horizons wanted to raise awareness of the service amongst the local LGBTQ+ community and build stronger links in the community with other agencies present, such as Yorkshire MESMAC, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire […]

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