PEOPLE seeking help from My Recovery Tameside – the borough's drug and alcohol service – can look forward to a much more user-friendly environment in future.
The premises at 113-115 Old Street, Ashton, have been modernised to create a much more open and accessible space, as well as a more practical lay-out and better facilities.
From more room for the peer-support and arts groups, through to the open and relaxing waiting areas, and new clinical spaces for testing and treatment, the refurbishment represents a further improvement to the service and the support people in Tameside will now receive.
Tameside Council's executive member for health and social care, Cllr Eleanor Wills, who will be attending the MRT relaunch in Ashton on Friday, November 1, said: "We all know addiction can have a devastating impact on people's lives.
"If people are to live healthier and happier lives, it's essential they are able to get the right help, and that's exactly what My Recovery Tameside provides.
"The newly refurbished Ashton centre is an example of our commitment to providing support in Tameside. It's an inclusive, accessible and welcoming place people can go to for help, and I'm sure they will do."
My Recovery Tameside, which is now being administered by a new provider CGL (Change, Grow, Live) is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for all ages. It caters for everyone affected, including those involved in the criminal justice system, young people, families and carers. It provides a wide range of services such as early intervention and prevention support, recovery support and medical interventions.
As well as its offices at 111-113 Old Street, Ashton, MRT has a base at 15 Thornley Street, Hyde, (above Thornley Medical Practice).