St Andrew’s House, the Trust’s new facility for those seeking support with drug and alcohol misuse, was officially opened on Monday 29 October by Councillor FareedHussain, Derby City Council cabinet member for adults and health, Mark Todd, chair of NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County and Alan Baines, chair of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust along with Paul Bayliss, leader of Derby City Council
The newly refurbished, bespoke centre brings drug and alcohol treatment services together with vital criminal justice and safeguarding services for the first time ever in Derby. It will be able to help over 2,000 people wanting to rebuild their lives from the potentially catastrophic effect of drug and alcohol abuse. The co-location of key services into one building will speed up access to treatment at a critical point in the recovery process.
The new centre represents a major change in the way treatment services are being delivered in the City, and has been commissioned by NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County in partnership with our Trust and Phoenix Futures.
Hosted by Derbyshire Healthcare and based at St Andrew’s House on London Road, the premises include 23 consulting rooms, space to accommodate a number of satellite services from other key local partners such as Job Centre Plus, self-help groups and sexual health. The new centre has been designed with input from service users, who asked for two separate entrances which would be used at different points during their treatment journey to reflect the progress they are making.
Alan Baines, chair of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this collaborative approach to delivering substance misuse services for Derby City. The new model of delivery, alongside this wonderful resource and commitment from partners will support people throughout their recovery journey and help them sustain it in the longer term. This is an ambition we are excited to be contributing to.”