08 March 2023

WDP and The Nelson Trust to launch new women-only detox

WDP and The Nelson Trust are teaming up to open a specialist women-only detox centre – the only one of its kind currently in the UK.

While there are some women-only residential rehabilitation services available, there is currently no women-only inpatient detoxification service in the UK.

A lack of women-only detox provision is a major gap and specific barrier to residential rehabilitation, as detoxification is often required before women who are dependent on alcohol or drugs can access rehab.

WDP and The Nelson Trust will be drawing on their respective and complementary strengths to open their women-only inpatient detox in Gloucestershire later in the year, ensuring that lived experience is front and centre of the design and development.

Anna Whitton, CEO at WDP, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with The Nelson Trust to find a solution and address this worrying gap in women’s treatment provision in the UK. Our significant experience, expert knowledge and clinical excellence in inpatient detoxification will help us provide bespoke, safe and supportive care for vulnerable women with complex needs at our new centre.”

John Trolan, CEO at The Nelson Trust said: “Having worked with WDP over many years now we’re really excited and looking forward to further developing a collaboration around trauma-informed women specific detox.”

If you would like to support or get involved with the development of this new initiative, please contact Anna Whitton on anna.whitton@wdp.org.uk.

About The Nelson Trust

The Nelson Trust is an award-winning registered charity, which was established as an abstinence-based residential addiction facility in 1985. We have been at the forefront of developing and delivering trauma informed women’s services recognising that women have distinct needs and require a gender-responsive approach. We offer safe women only residential and community centres where women can address their substance misuse and any underlying issues safely. For more information about Nelson Trust, visit www.thenelsontrust.com or contact communication@nelsontrust.com.