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Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services to integrate

Drug and alcohol services in Doncaster are set to provide an even better service, after they are integrated on 7 January 2013. The new service will be known as Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Service (DDAS).

 DDAS will be delivered as a partnership between Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and Doncaster Alcohol Services (DAS).

 The new integrated service will help Doncaster people who need information, support or treatment with their substance or alcohol misuse. Clients can self-refer, or their family, carer, GP or any other professionals can refer them with their consent.

 RDaSH service manager Paula Brocklesby said: “The integrated service will improve access and availability to the people of Doncaster, and aims to educate people about effects and dangers of drugs and alcohol.

 “Having services at one venue, Rosslyn House, will improve access, and partnership working means easier and better communication between professionals to improve service users’ experience.

 “Clients can be reassured that there will be no increase in waiting times, and no reduction in the quality of service we provide. Staff will not change so clients will continue to see familiar faces.”

 Helen Owen, chief executive of Doncaster Alcohol Services, said: ”The integrated service reflects a recognition that we need to expand the provision of alcohol services and to look at new ways of meeting growing demand.”

 Contact details:

Address: Rosslyn House, 37 Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2EZ

Phone: 01302 730956

Fax: 01302 361453.

 Opening hours for drop-ins:

Tues, Wed, Fri 11am – 5pm

Mon and Thurs 11am – 7pm.

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