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News & Media, Our Story

Two leading social justice charities complete merger

The charity Swanswell has completed its merger with Cranstoun, which will see the continued delivery of life-saving services and...

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News & Media, Our Story

Cranstoun launches new strategy and refreshed brand

Cranstoun, the social justice and harm reduction charity, has launched a new five-year strategy, website and brand that underpin...

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Domestic Abuse, News & Media

Wokingham Council announces partnership approach to help tackle domestic abuse

Together with more than 40 local multi-partner agencies, Wokingham Borough Council is proud to announce a collaborative partnership to...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Young people won’t be arrested for carrying cannabis in parts of London

People under 25 found with cannabis will be offered advice instead of prosecution in three boroughs, under plans to...

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News & Media, Our Impact

The Right to Recovery Bill Consultation

Response from Cranstoun, Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Release This is a joint response to the Scottish Conservatives consultation...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Cranstoun welcomes the new Drug Strategy as a ‘step in the right direction’ 

Government’s new 10 year drug strategy was released on Monday 6th December. Cranstoun have welcomed the extra £780m for...

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Criminal Justice, News & Media

Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service saves over £15 million to taxpayers

On the day of Government’s new drug strategy, in the West Midlands, a partnership between Cranstoun, the Police and...

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News & Media

Cranstoun responds to The Telegraph article

Cranstoun responds to The Telegraph article: Methadone to be replaced by ‘abstinence-based’ rehab to treat drug-addicted prisoners Cranstoun is...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, Domestic Abuse

New Service to change behaviours of perpetrators of domestic violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence have access to a new service that provides skills and support to change their behaviours....

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

A goodbye letter to Alcohol

A service user letter: Dear Alcohol, I had no idea when we first met as to how you would...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Why drugs is a health issue first, a criminal one second

Journalist Dani Garavelli visits a West Midlands custody suite to talk to Arron Owen about the work Cranstoun has...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, Criminal Justice, News & Media

Lifesaving antidote to be given to drug users as they leave police custody

West Midlands Police has begun offering people with Class A drug addictions a lifesaving overdose antidote as they are...

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News & Media, Our Impact

Cranstoun responds to the 2021 Spending Review

Cranstoun is a social justice charity empowering people and empowering change working across the areas of substance use, criminal...

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News & Media, Our Impact, Our Story

Cranstoun recognised in best practice awards

Cranstoun’s innovative criminal justice services have received national recognition for best practice at the Howard League Awards. Cranstoun –...

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Criminal Justice, News & Media

National praise for Cranstoun’s trailblazing West Midlands scheme

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation last week published their Substance Misuse Effective Practice Guide, highlighting Cranstoun’s work in West...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Peter Krykant’s Overdose Prevention Centre moves to England

Read about Peter’s drug consumption van and how it is to be is to be use by ‘Transform Drug...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Powerful yet powerless

A service user poem about recovery: Recovery isn’t it just lovely, Different emotions, feeling down then suddenly bubbly Triggers...

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News & Media, Our Impact, Our Story

Peter Krykant Joins Social Justice Charity, Cranstoun

Cranstoun is delighted to confirm the appointment of Peter Krykant to the Cranstoun team. Cranstoun is at the forefront...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Cranstoun Worcestershire leads way with heroin addiction treatment

Worcestershire’s substance misuse provider Cranstoun is the first in the country to offer a pilot scheme delivering a shared...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Sandwell showing one of the lowest drug death rates in the country

The latest data from the ONS has revealed that Sandwell has the lowest rate of drug related deaths in...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Cranstoun responds to increase in national drug-related deaths

The latest drug death figures are heart breaking. Each number represents someone’s parent, child, sibling, loved one or friend...

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Criminal Justice, News & Media

Cranstoun to deliver the Inspire to Change perpetrator programme in South Yorkshire

Cranstoun has been awarded the contract to deliver the Cranstoun Inspire to Change Perpetrator Programme in South Yorkshire from...

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News & Media, Our Impact

Our full response to the Dame Carol Black Review, part II

Anyone who works in substance misuse, studies substance misuse or believes in social justice, fairness and equality have been...

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Alcohol & Other Drugs, News & Media

Wokingham Borough Council announces Cranstoun is to deliver the substance misuse service

Following a competitive tender process, Wokingham Borough Council is pleased to announce that Cranstoun has been awarded the substance...

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