Working to break down barriers to people engaging with services and treatment.

Working to break down barriers to people engaging with services and treatment.

Our professional and peer teams support people with drug and alcohol issues out in the community, including those who have adopted a ‘street lifestyle’, including those who are rough sleeping, begging, street sex-working and street drinking.

We provide advice on how people can reduce their risks when using alcohol or drugs, and aim to help them to engage with appropriate services that will help them move into a more settled lifestyle.

In Cardiff we work as part of the council’s Homeless Multidisciplinary Team, which includes outreach services. We also work closely with the NHS specialist clinical substance use support team and social care professionals.

We provide sterile needles, syringes and all the equipment required for safer injecting. We also take returns of used equipment.

Find our nearest needle exchange here.

We provide and administer Naloxone, which rapidly reverse an opiate overdose and can quickly bring someone’s breathing back to normal when it has slowed or stopped because of an opioid, such as certain prescription medication or heroin.

Our team of Harm Reduction Peers are very active around Cardiff city centre. Their hoodies carry ‘Ask me about Naloxone’ logos and anyone can stop them to talk about Naloxone and provide a kit free-of-charge.

We also provide free training on how to administer Naloxone.

We provide simple tests for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in various community locations. If someone tests positive we support them into treatment.

People can have very complex needs and so our team also provides help with non-substance use services such as accessing benefits, housing and healthcare.

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We support people to minimise the risks they take when using drugs or alcohol; enable those who want to move or continue to stay away from their use; and educate around drug and alcohol use. We have teams of professionals with particular specialisms and peers whose experience of drug and alcohol use makes them very well-placed to provide support.

For support please contact us direct or make an appointment through our booking system