28 September 2022

WDP launches newly refurbished recovery hub in West Berkshire

As part of its Recovery Month celebrations, WDP West Berkshire hosted an open day for its service users and community partners at its newly refurbished recovery hub.

WDP West Berkshire launched in April 2022 and provides a range of drug and alcohol treatment and support for adults and young people.

The event at our site on Station Road in Newbury was attended by Mayor of Newbury, Gary Norman, Councillor Steve Masters, and April Peberdy from West Berkshire Council (see pictured) amongst others.

Guests at the open day were able to take part in taster sessions and visit a ‘marketplace’ to showcase different elements of the service, such as: alcohol awareness, BBV testing, needle exchange, employment support, and information and training around Naloxone.

There was also a stall about WDP’s Capital Card scheme, which enables service users to earn points by engaging in treatment and then spend points on activities in their local community.

Tom Sackville, WDP’s Executive Director of Services said: “We were delighted to host this open day and provide an opportunity for our community partners to see the excellent treatment that is available and meet our team. Our refurbished service hub is a really positive welcoming environment for our staff, volunteers and most importantly for service users on their recovery journey.”