Blenheim celebrates official launch of new young people’s drug and alcohol service for Westminster
Insight Westminster, Blenheim’s new Westminster-based young person’s drug and alcohol service funded by Westminster Council, held their official opening in Rembrandt Gardens on the afternoon 17th July 2018. The service, which has been running since 1st April 2018, offers free, friendly and confidential support to young people up to the age of 18 who may be affected by drug or alcohol issues.
The event was attended by over forty people including local councillors, practitioners, service users, and a host of young volunteers, who gathered to enjoy refreshments and games whilst meeting the team and learning about the service.
Jo Choi, Assistant Director for Blenheim, said:
“Insight Westminster is an exciting new project for us at Blenheim, as an experienced provider we aim to continue building on the services available for children and young people throughout the borough.”
Since the start of of April 2018, Insight Westminster has worked with thirty two young people, helping them through structured drug and alcohol treatments. They have also provided ongoing advice and support to a further sixteen young people and delivered workshops to over one hundred and fifty students in Westminster. The service continues to work closely with schools, hostels and parents to ensure wide levels of engagement with those that may need support.
Whilst Insight Westminster predominantly provides drug and alcohol treatments, it undertakes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, enabling the individual address any issues in their life and move forward in a positive way. Insight also provides professionals and parents with support and training to identify and address substance use issues.