Flourish in Nature

Volunteering outdoors set to help Devon’s people and nature to flourish Volunteering in outdoor activities and environmental tasks is set to play an important role for people recovering from substance misuse in Devon. A new project, Flourish in Nature, led by EDP Drug & Alcohol Services, will support people who are recovering from drug and alcohol misuse by coaching them to become voluntary outdoor activity leaders. These trained leaders can then go on to help others in their community use physical outdoor activity and learning about Devon’s amazing natural world to address their own health issues. Sport England’s ‘Opportunity...Flourish in Nature

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Annual General Meeting

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services, incorporated and registered in England and Wales (company number 2145656). Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at Westbank Healthy Living and Community Care Centre, Farm House Rise, Exminster, EX6 8AT at 14:00 on Thursday, 29 November 2018 for the transaction of the following business: As ordinary business to consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions as ordinary resolutions: Ordinary Business 1. To re-appoint the Auditors, Bishop Fleming and to authorise the Board to fix their remuneration. 2. To re-elect the following members...Annual General Meeting

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The Four Not So Wise Men Run Marathons for Hot Foot

Why spend your weekends relaxing when you could be running up and down cliffs for charity? In February 2019, The Four Not So Wise Men (Liam, Marcus, Nathan and Graham) will be running an ultra-marathon, marathon, half-marathon and 10k between them to raise money for EDP Drug & Alcohol Services. Amazingly, everything they manage to raise up to £8,000 will be doubled by their employer, global asset management company, Schroders. Liam, Marcus, Nathan and Graham are taking part in the South Devon Coastal Trail series which is recognised as both picturesque and punishing. It involves weaving around technical coastlines before heading inland...The Four Not So Wise Men Run Marathons for Hot Foot

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2017 Drug Misuse Death Figures

Figures released on the 6th August 2018 by the Office for National Statistics reveal that deaths related to drug misuse in England have fallen, with 2,310 deaths in 2017, compared with 2,386 in 2016 (via Collective Response). EDP are pleased that services like ours nationwide are working hard to prevent these figures rising. However, like Collective Response, we too are aware that these figures only represent overdose deaths, and in reality, even more people are dying from health conditions that have been caused by many years of drug misuse. Below are some of the main points from the report: “The...2017 Drug Misuse Death Figures

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Together Chosen as Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year 2018/19

Following an in-store and online vote, Together Drug & Alcohol Services have been chosen by Sainsbury’s Newton Abbot East Street Local as their charity of the year 2018/2019. This partnership is an important opportunity to create greater awareness and raise the profile of Together South in Newton Abbot with the support of Sainsbury’s. We hope that this partnership will reinforce the work that the team does within the community and direct those in need to our services.  In addition, Sainsbury’s will provide additional fundraising opportunities which will help to support the work that Together Drug & Alcohol Services carries out with local...Together Chosen as Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year 2018/19

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Flourish Exmouth July 2018

Flourish Cafes offer a friendly place for anyone in our community to come and connect with others. Everyone is welcome.  The Kennaway Centre: 10-12 Victoria Road, Exmouth, EX8 1DL. Every Friday 1pm-3pm.  At Flourish in Exmouth we are launching a programme of FREE workshops and activities as part of our weekly cafe. These will include: Arts and Crafts Mindfulness Health and Well-being IT Drop-ins and many more! In addition, join us on Friday 27th July as we welcome onesmallstep. Drop-in to find out more about getting active, eating better, quitting smoking or reducing alcohol. Together Drugs and Alcohol Service...Flourish Exmouth July 2018

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Together Drug & Alcohol Service launches April 2018

A partnership of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Devon Doctors and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) has been successful in its bid to deliver Together Drug & Alcohol Service in communities across Devon. The five year contract with Devon County Council will launch 1st April 2018.Together Drug & Alcohol Service launches April 2018

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EDP announced as finalist in BQF Awards

Since November 2016 EDP have been members of the BQF (British Quality Foundation). Each year the BQF hold their annual awards to highlight those driving forward excellence within their organisations. Earlier this year EDP submitted an application for our Hidden Gems project to be considered for one of the BQF 2018 Awards; the Innovation in Sustainability and Society Award. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for this award alongside Phoenix Futures, National Express and Northumbrian Water! There were many excellent nominations received for each category so we are exceptionally proud to see...EDP announced as finalist in BQF Awards

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Recovery Sound System visit Langdon Hospital

Last week our two members of the EDP team in Devon ran a Recovery Sound System ‘upcycle’ workshop with 6 patients, a member of staff and an OT student at Langdon Hospital Discovery Centre. EDP’s Recovery Sound System (RSS) aims to make a difference through music and connecting with others. The team work with people to ‘reclaim’ a song that was once important to them but has been too difficult to listen to since that time and use it to capturing the story of their recovery. Moving away from the story of ‘what is the matter’ into ‘what matters’...Recovery Sound System visit Langdon Hospital

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Breaking Free Online and EDP Enter Long-Term Partnership

EDP are excited to announce a new partnership with Breaking Free Online which will enable us to offer their digital behavioural change programme as part of our new Reach Drug & Alcohol Services in Dorset and Poole, which is delivered in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) and Essential Drug and Alcohol Services (EDAS).Breaking Free Online and EDP Enter Long-Term Partnership

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