The Addaction Annual Report is published – figures reveal a successful year

Addaction has helped more than 40,000 people across the south east and London, providing substance misuse services, family support, services for young people and mental health treatment programmes. Addaction has treatment centres in Kent, Surrey, Essex, Berkshire and London.

Figures released within the organisation’s annual report reveal:

Mental health services:

80,000 appointments were offered.

Of those treated, 93% said they got the help that mattered to them.

£6,975,000 spent on providing mental health services

 

Adult substance misuse services:

We engaged with more than 4,300 adults for drug and alcohol misuse.

49% completed treatments free from dependence on drugs.

42% completed treatments free from dependence on alcohol (the national average is 38%).

£10,710,000 spent on providing substance misuse services

 

Young persons’ services:

Addaction works with young people, supporting 10-17-year-olds with a range of early interventions, education and prevention programmes in schools, youth clubs and other friendly settings.

We engaged with more than 8,000 young people.

94% of these said they would be happy to use the service again if they needed to in the future.

 

Family services:

Working with families to reduce exclusions, truancy, anti-social behaviour and offending rates, plus helping people back into work.

22,000 contacts with families

3,000 home visits

We worked with more than 350 troubled families

Our services aim to treat the whole family and our psychosocial interventions offer a holistic approach to improving health and wellbeing. Group programmes allow clients to meet new people, take part in days out and access skills and employment opportunities.

Our staff work both within the community, as well as in prisons – both youth and adult.

We engaged with more than 1,700 offenders at HMP Cookham Wood and HMP YOI Feltham.

All prisoners housed within the Sheppey Cluster (HMPs Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside) have psychological therapies available to them, giving help and support for a wide range of mental health problems.

Prisoners are also signposted to community services on release.

It’s not just clients who are important. The 430 staff are vital and with their can-do approach, make the Addaction a professional service for people seeking help.

There were also more than 100 volunteers, eight apprentices, 65 trainees and 24 student work placements.

View the Annual Report: Addaction Annual Report 2013-2014

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