Pier Road Project Launch

The new drug and alcohol treatment service in Bexley, the Pier Road Project, was officially opened by the Mayor of Bexley on 18 October 2017. The service has been busy since it opened in July this year, already working with over 320 people.

Wellbeing and recovery is at the core of the service, supporting service users to manage their drug and alcohol use and sustain recovery. Support includes personalised recovery plans, relapse prevention techniques, peer-led sessions and support, and wellbeing activities.

The event was attended by over 40 people and the official plaque was unveiled by one of the projects services users. Visitors enjoyed films from the Recovery Street Film Festival and Recovery Story books showcasing service users’ recovery journeys.

As well as cutting the ribbon the Mayor and Mayoress spoke to staff and service users about their experiences and how the service had supported them.

Sally Krumtally, the manager of the Pier Road Project, said:

“The service is a combination of NHS and voluntary sector services all bringing their own strengths and expertise to the service. We are thrilled to be working with the local community in Bexley, supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

“Every day we take inspiration from seeing our service user’s journey on the road to recovery.”

The Pier Road Project is run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Blenheim and St Giles Trust.

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