Sleep out making a difference through giving up a bed for the night

Amazing support! We are so grateful to everyone who made EDP’s first ever sleep out on Friday 28th April such a great success. 12 people slept out all night with many more supporting the event. We are extremely grateful to Saxon Square for giving us permission to hold the event in their shopping centre, to the council for keeping the toilets open all night, to Funky Little Choir who performed, to Christchurch Rotary and Shelterbox for bringing down their shelter for us to use and the local police for supporting the event. So many local businesses got involved in promoting...Sleep out making a difference through giving up a bed for the night

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New CoDA group starts at EDP Blandford

A new CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) group is starting to meet at EDP Blandford weekly from Wednesday 12th April. Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a fellowship of support groups for men and women who share an interest in recovering from co-dependency and the problems that it has caused in our lives. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Like other groups based on adapted versions of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Co-Dependents Anonymous offers an entirely voluntary programme. It operates on the principle that it is up to each person...New CoDA group starts at EDP Blandford

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What’s it like to work in EDP’s prison substance misuse service?

Jodie Bance, social work placement student, talks about her experiences with our prison Substance Misuse Service. “I have been fortunate enough to receive a social work placement with EDP’s Prison Substance  Misuse Team in Exeter. What has been apparent from day one is the sheer dedication from every member of the team. Working within a remand prison comes with its own challenges, with the ‘revolving door’ of prisoners meaning frequent referrals, high caseloads and never ending to-do lists. Even under the pressures of this fast-paced environment, it has been refreshing to see that the service users and their needs have always taken priority. “A typical day within the team incorporates...What’s it like to work in EDP’s prison substance misuse service?

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We want your views about our services in Dorset

Are you a current service user or ex-service user of EDP Dorset? Have you accessed help for yourself or for a family member, friend or loved one? IF SO, WE WANT YOU!!! We would really appreciate your participation in an event we are holding at: Monday 27th March 2017 – EDP Blandford from 10 – 12:00 with complimentary acupuncture available from 12:00 until 13:00 (transport available from North Dorset to the event on a 1st come, 1st served basis) and public transport costs refunded. Monday 27th March 2017 – EDP Christchurch from 13:00 – 15:00 with complimentary acupuncture available from...We want your views about our services in Dorset

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Have your say about the future of Flourish in Bridport

Flourish Bridport health and wellbeing pop up cafes are searching for your views about how their sessions can support you to improve your health and wellbeing. On Wednesday 22nd March between 1.30pm and 3pm Flourish will be meeting in the Chapel in the Garden, Bridport, to share a healthy soup lunch and to discuss what members of the community would like to happen in their monthly cafes for the rest of 2017. Flourish is an initiative of local charity EDP Drug & Alcohol Services. Since April 2016 Flourish Bridport pop-up cafes have provided an opportunity for the local community...Have your say about the future of Flourish in Bridport

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New location offers more to those addressing their drug and alcohol use in Weymouth

We have recently relocated the EDP Weymouth office to the Community Hospital – an exciting move which enables us to offer more to those in the town who want to make a positive change in their lives. With an increased amount of seminar and group rooms within the premises, as well as space for 1-1 appointments, EDP Weymouth will be able to offer more to those accessing their services. The new office is located near the Community Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) office, the Sexual Health Clinic and the Urgent Care Service in the main hospital. EDP Weymouth is...New location offers more to those addressing their drug and alcohol use in Weymouth

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Christchurch Rotary Support our Dorset Street Homeless Outreach Team

Thanks go to Christchurch Rotary who donated £1,000 to EDP Dorset’s Street Homeless Outreach Team (SHOT) from their Christmas collections. Kerry Mellor, EDP’s team leader for SHOT, shared information about our work with those sleeping rough in Dorset and in particular in Christchurch at the groups latest meeting on 24th January.Christchurch Rotary Support our Dorset Street Homeless Outreach Team

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EDP Annual Report for 2015/16

We have have now published the EDP Annual Report for 2015/16. It includes an overview of EDP’s charitable activities over the year and also our accounts. https://www.edp.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Annual-Report-2016-Final.pdf For more information about EDP contact us by emailing info@edp.org.uk or by contacting our Central Services office on 01392 666 710.EDP Annual Report for 2015/16

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Waitrose Christchurch supports EDP’s work with rough sleepers in Dorset

EDP Dorset’s Street Homeless Outreach Team were this week presented with a cheque for £235 from Waitrose Christchurch. EDP was chosen as one of Waitrose Christchurch’s charities for their Community Matters Scheme in December with shoppers using their green shopping tokens to choose the amount given to three charities that month. A huge thank you goes to the staff and customers at Waitrose for this support which will help us offer more outreach support to rough sleepers in the area. Find out more about our Dorset Street Homeless Outreach Team at https://www.edp.org.uk/what-we-do/our-community-work/dorset-street-homeless-outreach-team/. Find out more about the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme...Waitrose Christchurch supports EDP’s work with rough sleepers in Dorset

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