Press releases and statements

Please see our most recent press releases and statements below. For any further information please call us on 020 8335 1830 or email media@cranstoun.org.uk.

7 March 2017 - Resilience: A new alcohol and drug recovery service for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

We’re delighted to announce that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council has awarded Cranstoun the contract to deliver and manage the borough’s adult alcohol and drug recovery service. We will offer a new, borough-wide service focused on treatment, recovery and health improvement. The service is called Resilience and will commence on 1 April 2017.

Read the full press release here.

22 February 2017 - Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For in 2017

Cranstoun has been named as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For, for the second year running. We ranked at number 59 out of 100, climbing nine spots since last year.

The accreditation, which is based on employee feedback, recognises those organisations that hold employee engagement as an integral part of their success.

3 January 2017 - Peer Mentor Accreditation

Three Cranstoun services (iHEAR Route 36, Iris Reading and Pavilions) have been awarded NCVO’s Approved Provider Standard (APS) accreditation, for their fantastic peer mentoring schemes. The APS is the national quality standard designed specifically for all types of mentoring and befriending projects.

16 December 2016 - Cranstoun and Swanswell merger

Cranstoun and Swanswell, two national charities providing support to people affected by addiction and other life challenges, are joining forces. The charities’ shared vision to save, change and rebuild lives makes this an exciting partnership for the future.

Read the full press release here.

27 July 2016 - Annie Dixon, 1926-2016

Cranstoun chief executive Steve Rossell commemorates the life and passing of Annie Dixon, a co-founder of Cranstoun.

Read the full statement here.

22 February 2016 - Inspire: a new, integrated borough-wide service for Sutton

From 1 April 2016, inspire will deliver and manage the borough's Drug and Alcohol Recovery system. inspire is a partnership of organisations, led by Cranstoun, offering a wealth of experience in the delivery of treatment and recovery. 

Read the full press release here.

7 January 2016 - Sunday Times 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For in 2016

Cranstoun has been named as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For in 2016, after being awarded a prestigious One Star accreditation from 'Best Companies'.

The accreditation, which is based on employee feedback, recognises those organisations that hold employee engagement as an integral part of their success. 

Read the full press release here.

24 July 2015 - Paul Hayes appointed to lead Substance Misuse Sector 'Collective Voice' Project

A group made up of third sector providers including Cranstoun, Addaction, Blenheim, CRI, Lifeline Project, Phoenix Futures, Swanswell and Turning Point have appointed Paul Hayes to lead and develop the 'Collective Voice' Project to ensure the voice of the drug and alcohol sector and those who use its services are adequately heard.

Read the full press release here.

10 November 2014 - Pavilions awarded new contract for Drug & Alcohol Services in Brighton & Hove

From 1st April 2015, Pavilions will provide treatment and recovery services for those affected by alcohol and drugs across Brighton & Hove. Pavilions is a partnership of organisations, led by Cranstoun, offering a wealth of experience in the delivery of treatment and recovery.

Read the full press release here.



Cranstoun in the press

6 January 2017 - New service aims to help those caring for people with mental health issues
by Bexhill-on-Sea Observer

Cranstoun's newly launched Eastbourne service is looking for volunteers. The service helps those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health problems. Read more.

24 November 2016 - Concerns raised over new drugs rehab centre in residential area in Sutton
by Your Local Guardian and This is Local London

A new drugs rehab centre in central Sutton has raised concerns as it looks to open next year, but Colin Stears, lead councillor for public health says the partnership with Cranstoun's Inspire service will be an effective way to help people suffering from addiction. Read more here or here.

31 October 2016 - Newly-launched Eastbourne mental health service calls for volunteers 
by Eastbourne Herald

Cranstoun's newly launched Eastbourne service is looking for volunteers. The service helps those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health problems. Read more.

21 November 2014 - National award for Portsmouth Young Carers Project 
by About My Area

Roundhouse, a joint Portsmouth City Council and Cranstoun project which supports young carers, has won the Young Carers category at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2014. Read more.

22 November 2014 - Youth scheme wins award
by The News

Roundhouse, a joint Portsmouth City Council and Cranstoun scheme, has won the Young Carers category at the Children and Young People Now Awards 2014. Read more.

November 2014 - Gambling support (Letters)
by DDN

Betknowmore UK was launched as a social enterprise earlier this year, and our mission is to develop and deliver support, education and information services to address problem gambling and addiction (p.11). Read more.

16 October 2014 - Heated council discussion over outsourcing of health services
by The Argus

Union members led a fierce fightback against council plans to tender out health services in a combative council meeting tonight. Read more.

2 October 2014 - Photo gallery: Jumbo display of topiary elephants are stars of show at Islington in Bloom
by Islington Gazette

A parade of topiary elephants led the way as the borough’s gardening stars were crowned at this year’s Islington in Bloom awards. See the photo gallery here.