Launch of Reset
Reset, the Tower Hamlets integrated drug and alcohol service had its formal launch on Monday 3 July. The service has seen 500 new starts into treatment in the first six months since it opened for business on 31 October 2016.
Reset offers treatment, advice and information to drug and alcohol users and to people who have concerns about a relative or friend.
The event started at Reset Treatment Service at Beaumont House, Mile End Hospital in the morning where attendees watched a film featuring services users talking about their recovery. We also heard from service users on the day about how they had used art and creativity to support making positive changes in their lives. Attendees then took a ‘Recovery Walk’ to the Reset Recovery Centre in Whitechapel where we heard from more service users about how the new Reset services had supported them.
Ann Corbett, Divisional Director, Community Safety at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, said that as a newcomer to the borough, she had been impressed with the approach the service was taking in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the borough who often had complex needs.
The service is a combination of NHS services and voluntary sector services all bringing their strengths into an integrated service for local people. For local residents and professionals, it is one easy route into treatment, with an open door every day for drop-ins.
Chris Campbell, Blenheim Assistant Director, said: “This partnership combines decades of experience, expertise and invaluable resources to provide the local people with a safe environment to get help with alcohol and drug addictions. We are thrilled to be working with the local community in Tower Hamlets, supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.”
Development Manager Darryl Springer said, “We’re delighted to be part of the Reset partnership and look forward to continuing to offer support to some of the most vulnerable people in Tower Hamlets in this new innovative model. Every day we take inspiration from seeing our service users journey on the road to recovery.”
Reset is a multidisciplinary treatment system made up of nursing staff, medical staff and specialist workers. The Reset Treatment Service, which is based at Mile End Hospital, is made up of NHS expertise provided by the Trust and Blenheim. This team works closely alongside the Reset Outreach and Referral service run by Providence Row and Reset Recovery which is lead by CGL.