Local Services

local servicesClick on the below links to find the right service for you.

Please make a selection:

  • Facts & Information Services
  • Adult Drug Services
  • Adult Alcohol Services
  • Young People Drug Services
  • Young People Alcohol Services
  • Families & Carers Support Services
  • Other Support Services
  • Needle Exchange
  • Pharmacy Services
  • All

All Services:

Bedfordshire’s Drug & Alcohol Information Line

Whether you are a young person, a parent, a user or just someone who wants to find out more, Bedfordshire’s Drug & Alcohol Line can offer drug and alcohol information or put you in touch with a local service that’s appropriate for your needs.

FRANK

A national, confidential drugs helpline available 24/7, for general information, facts and advice for everyone.

Drinkline

A national helpline offering advice and information for people with alcohol problems or anyone concerned about alcohol misuse.

Addaction – Bedford

A service for those with Drug misuse issues who reside in the Bedfordshire area. Addaction offers a range of services including one to one support, information and advice about drugs, referrals to other agencies, free condoms, needle exchange, safer injecting advice, black box therapy (Dunstable) and acupuncture.Addaction can also give information about local pharmacy services across bedfordshire including needle exchanges

Addaction – Dunstable

A service for those with Drug misuse issues who reside in the Bedfordshire area. Addaction offers a range of services including one to one support, information and advice about drugs, referrals to other agencies, free condoms, needle exchange, safer injecting advice, black box therapy (Dunstable) and acupuncture.Addaction can also give information about local pharmacy services across bedfordshire including needle exchanges

Drug Interventions Programme-DIP Team (Bedfordshire)

The DIP Programme is for people, who are 18 years and above, live in the Bedfordshire Area, are using Class A drugs and are involved with the Criminal Justice System or have been involved in the last 6 months. The DIP programme is a government initiative to help people out of crime and in to treatment by providing tailored solutions for those misusing drugs. Both individuals and professionals can refer into the programme.

James Kingham Project (JKP)

This service is for those who are experiencing problems due to their own use of alcohol and for individuals who are affected by other people’s alcohol use. JKP offers a range of services such as late night opening hours, private individual sessions with a named worker, one to one counselling, practical support with everyday issues, relaxation and aromatherapy, self help groups, social events, outreach, women only sessions and much more.

Plan B

A service for 10 – 19 years of age who provide advice,counseling and detox service.

Puke

(Prevention, Understanding, Knowledge and Education) is a dedicated tier 2 young people’s service for those aged between 13 and 19 years of age. Puke is linked to the James Kingham Project (JKP) in Bedford.

CAN

A service for anyone who resides in Bedfordshire and who is affected by drugs. CAN has a team of specialist drug workers that offer a range of services in the community including one to one advice, structured day care, prevention services, complimentary therapies, group-work, and much more.

Enhanced Care Services

A Social Service support service. Enhanced Care Services will plan your care package and will help you to access other services. For clients with a range of ‘life issues’ including those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and others that are in contact with social care and health services.

Shared Care – North Bedfordshire

North Bedfordshire: A specialist prescribing and support service for people with a street drug dependency e.g. heroin.

Shared Care – South Bedfordshire

A specialist prescribing and support service for people with a street drug dependency e.g. heroin.

Healthlink

A substance misuse service in Bedford aimed at those with mental health problems and drug/alcohol issues who are needing a higher degree of support. The specialist service aims to reduce and where possible eliminate the physical, social and psychological harm associated with the misuse of Drugs and or Alcohol. The service provides group work, individual key-working and psychological treatment.

YOT DASH

A preventative services for children and young people and their families who are in contact with Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service. Advice and support on drugs/alcohol issues through 1-2-1 work and group work

Spaced

A Specialist family support service offering information and advice for anyone affected or concerned by another person’s drug or alcohol misuse. Spaced offers one to one support, support groups, drug and alcohol information, referral to other services.

Prebend Day Centre

Homeless, rootless, disadvantaged, vulnerable, those with alcohol, drug and solvent problems-anyone who needs support 16+

The Night Shelter

Homeless, disadvantaged, socially vulnerable, alcoholics, drug users.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The CAB service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers.

Job Centre

Help and advice on job hunting and extra support and help and advice on making a claim for benefit.

North Beds – Housing Advice

Contact for advice on housing issues.

Mid Beds – Housing Needs and Advice Team

Housing Needs and Advice Team:Housing advice and information.

South Beds – Housing Advisory Services Team

Contact for advice on housing issues.