Date published: 26 August 2022

Mersey Care was awarded funding via the ADDER Project to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequality for vulnerable service users with addictions, coming through the criminal justice system. As a result of the funding, in the last year, Brook Place community addictions team has achieved so much and has successfully:

  • linked over 100 people in to respiratory services at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT
  • supported court disposals in partnership with probation services in the form of community sentences on Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs)
  • supported priority prolific offenders (PPOs)
  • started offering Buvidal as a treatment pathway for those on opiate prescribing substitutes
  • works closely with rough sleeper agencies and homeless health partners to encourage rough sleepers to access support.


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