We extend a warm welcome to all service users, workers and family and friends.
Please come and visit us to learn what we are offering in our centres.
Activities & Services available:
Needle Exchange – To reduce the rates of equipment sharing amongst injecting drug users thereby preventing the risks of infection and drug related harm, offering harm reduction advice and promotion around safer injecting and alternative routes of use.
Advocacy – IMCA (Kirklees and Wakefield Independent Mental Capacity Advocate) Tel: 01924 361 050 Email: Kirkleeswakefieldimca@together-uk.org
NHS Complaints Advocacy Tel: 01924 688056 www.nhscomplaintsadvocacy.org
Group Work – Activities to support people on their road to recovery.
Mental Health Dual Diagnosis Interventions – We have a Nurse consultant who runs clinics across the three hubs. Appointments can be accessed through your key worker.
Well Being Nurse Access to BBV Screening + Vaccination –The Wellbeing nurses provide a general health and wellbeing screens, encouraging clients to make positive lifestyle choices throughout their treatment journey. A large part of the role includes identifying unmet needs and supporting clients with long term conditions including chronic diseases such as liver disease or COPD. For some of the most chaotic and complex clients the wellbeing nurses coordinate care between health care agencies. They have an excellent awareness and knowledge of local services which enables them to signpost or refer clients as appropriate to achieve improved health outcomes. They provide harm reduction advice, proactive health promotion and clinical interventions in the following key areas:
- Blood borne viruses,
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Screening for Hepatitis C
- PCR Testing
- Nutritional, exercise and dietary advice
- Brief mental health assessment
- Sexual health advice
- Basic wound care
Employment, Education & Training – Get Connected provides a range of accredited and non accredited educational courses, live training and individually tailored employment in partnership with Job Centre Plus. Get Connected also delivers the accredited Peer Mentor training programme.
Clinical Interventions including access to OST (Opiate Substitute Therapies) – Across the district we deliver a total of 15 clinics to support both drug and alcohol clients to access medical treatment and detoxification regimes. Experienced recovery workers support the delivery of the clinical sessions alongside a GP (with Special Interest) or Non-Medical Prescriber when an extensive assessment of appropriate treatment needs is undertaken. There is also access to a Well-being nurse during this appointment to assess any other Health needs which may need addressing.
Outreach & Satellite Services – IR offers satellite provision away from the main Hubs offering access to k/w appointments for individuals who may have difficulty accessing the main services on a regular basis. Current provision includes Saviours Trust in Pontefract and the Springs in Hemsworth. Further provision is currently being looked into for the Upton area. As part of IR’s commitment to keep people engaged in treatment dedicated staff will outreach individuals who have dropped out of service and may be finding it difficult to motivate themselves to re-engage.
Criminal Justice Services – Access to tailored support for individuals who are arrested, seen at court, refered by other Criminal Justice Services (ie police, probation) or refered from prison is available at each of the three hubs. For individuals engaged on court orders, this is delivered at our Central Hub at Grosvenor House and delivers an extensive package of support which can be tailored to suit each individual.
Shared Care Services – Shared Care Recovery Workers are based in the community and deliver clinics Monday to Friday from 17 named GP surgeries across the Wakefield District. Recovery Workers work with service users who want to access psychosocial interventions and prescribing services to support their recovery from substance Misuse. Recovery Workers work with individuals aged 18 and over and working alongside a range of Professionals and Agencies to integrate back into the community, re-engage with their family and friends and promote outcomes that support improved quality of life and a drug free status. Workers will deliver both short term and long term programs offering choice to clients. Recovery Workers support, enable and empower individuals to change their behaviours to achieve goals which will the reduce harms individuals experience associated with substance misuse.
Residential Rehab Preparation & Referral – We offer a variety of pathways into tier 4 services including a Rehab to Work pathway. All the offers include robust preparation prior to entry and upon exit there is aftercare provision through Get Connected.
NPS (Novel Psychoactive Service & Substances) Training & Education –
Café & Bike Workshop – The Recovery Hub at Westmorland Street provides a city centre venue for community integration, live training support and ongoing support for individuals in recovery. Socialicious and the Bike Workshop are live training environments where service users can gain qualifications on the job and work references.
Safeguarding Work – Our specialist social worker can provide support and advocacy with regards to any safeguarding issues – clinics run across the three hubs.
Get Connected Aftercare – The Recovery Hub at Westmorland Street provides a range of mutual aid activities including Narcotics Anonymous, meditation group, mindfulness, yoga, art, veterans group and other events that our service users can continue to access into aftercare. Each aftercare service user is also assigned a keyworker to co-ordinate the other Get Connected activities.
Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Clinics – The clinical detoxification nurses provide a holistic, comprehensive service to all clients who are assessed as appropriate for a medical detoxification. Using an individual client centred approach; the nurses assess, plan, and implement safe pharmacological interventions. Pharmacological interventions are provided and monitored pre and post-detoxification to support the individual’s treatment goal. The detoxification nurses work in close collaboration with the client ensuring their treatment is stable before liaising and handing over treatment to the client’s GP.
Residential Detox and Rehab Services – Any referral to residential services must be discussed with the local service.