Hospital Outreach, Prevention and Engagement (HOPE)

How we can help

We’re here to be the first point of contact for adults who have drug and alcohol use issues, as well as helping to establish and strengthen community partnerships. We work alongside people to support them throughout their treatment, proactively engaging, encouraging, and supporting our them on their journey to recovery.

This is a confidential service for adults over 18 who have identified issues with stimulant and/or alcohol use. We are a countywide service operating in treatment centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, JCP and other community-based facilities. For referrals, please email

 What’s on offer

  • Assessment of need
  • Advice and information
  • Harm minimisation
  • Needle exchange
  • Hepatitis screening and vaccination
  • Four to six sessions with a review
  • Onward referral to recovery support
  • Outreach sessions in the community
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Signposting to other agencies
  • One-to-one sessions
  • Group sessions /involvement
  • Service user involvement
  • Assistance with employment, education and drug and alcohol awareness training
  • Short term intervention
  • SMART recovery groups