The new IRiS (Integrating Recovery in Services) Reading service launched on 1st October. Commissioned by Reading Drug and Alcohol Action Team Partnership, on behalf of Reading Borough Council, this new integrated service is delivered in partnership by Cranstoun, (Lead Contractor) an NGO charity and company limited by guarantee and Inclusion, who are part of South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust.
This is the first integrated entity that has been commissioned by Reading for its Drug and Alcohol treatment and recovery system, which has operated for over 14 years, previously provided by a number of different organisations.
The primary aim of the new provision will be to modernise and produce a system that is efficient, robust, cost effective and is integrated and embedded within a wider strategic and operational partnership across Reading Borough. Above all it will seek to offer a vibrant, varied and positive experience for service users, who are affected by drug and alcohol problems. It will also seek to actively engage with the diverse range of populations and communities that exist within Reading and unlike historical provision it is solely dedicated to the borough, rather than across a wider geographical location.
For more information about the service call Peter Glass on 0208 335 1830.