06 October 2022

WDP and Box Up Crime team up to help young people in Redbridge

WDP and Box Up Crime are offering young people in Redbridge who have experience of drug or alcohol issues the opportunity to get motivated and active in a fun and relaxed space.

Box Up Crime will enable young people who use the Capital Card® in Redbridge to use enjoy free gym passes and have a discounted membership in exchange for Capital Card points.

The Capital Card is an award-winning reward card scheme which empowers WDP’s service users. It rewards people for their engagement at their local service, through a simple earn-spend points system. They can earn points by attending appointments and then spend their points on positive activities in their local community, such as the cinema or gym.

Max Griffiths, Capital Card Manager at WDP, said: “We are delighted that Box Up Crime is joining the Capital Card Spend Partner family. The young people we work with in Redbridge will really benefit from these inspirational sessions and access to their leisure facilities, to help improve both their physical and mental health and wellbeing.”

Rob Harris, Operational Manager at Box Up Crime said: ‘This is an amazing opportunity for us at Box Up Crime to be involved in the great work of supporting people on the road to recovery. We strongly believe that working in partnership we can have a greater influence in the work we all do, so it is an honour for us to be part of the Capital Card family. We look forward to sharing many successful outcomes in the future.

If you live in Redbridge and would like to talk to someone about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, please contact R3 (adult service) on 0300 303 4612 or info.R3@wdp.org.uk or Fusion (young people service) on 020 8708 7800 or info.fusion@wdp.org.uk for free and confidential support.