Vision and Mission

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EDP’s vision is ‘Improving the quality of life for people affected by substance misuse’.

We recognise that, to ensure long-lasting change, we need to work with individuals, families, communities and other partners, and we need to address the broader issues of social exclusion.

Our expertise lies in our ability to facilitate positive change.  A fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.  Our priority is to work with people where there is the greatest deficit, or the greatest harm caused to themselves or to others.

EDP’s mission is ‘To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities’.

Within the services we deliver we witness many transitions along this journey:

  • from a life dominated by substance misuse to one of freedom and choice;
  • from a life of worklessness to one enriched by learning and meaningful employment;
  • from homelessness and exclusion to securely housed and participating in community life;
  • from a life of crime to one without offending;
  • from prisons and institutions to freedom within communities; and
  • from a troubled adolescence to a happier adult life.