Aspirations On Track At Launch Of City's Drug Treatment Service
UPDATE: 14 June 2012 - The winner of a competition
to design a new logo for Aspire recieves his prize at the launch
12 June 2012.
The city's new drug treatment service, Aspire (A Service
Providing Inspirational Recovery Empowerment), will be opening its
doors to guests and clients alike at an official opening launch
event in Bridge Street, Peterborough, on Thursday 14 June 2012 at
The event will take place during the National Treatment Agency's (NTA)
Eastern Region Recovery Month when treatment centres, community
groups and prisons across the region are encouraged to showcase
their work to celebrate recovery, so that local communities can see
firsthand the benefits and opportunities that freedom from
addiction can bring.
Aspire's launch will mark the start of Peterborough's own
'Recovery Week', which reflects the NTA month-long focus. Aspire
has been providing drug services in the city since January 2012. As
well as drug treatment, local residents have been receiving harm
reduction advice, testing for hepatitis, assistance with GP
registration and promotion of positive health messages.
The Aspire logo, designed by a service user, will also be
unveiled at the launch event and visitors will be able to meet
guest speakers Mark Gillman from the NTA and David Royce from CRI -
the national charity that run Aspire.
Other officials attending will be representing agencies
belonging to the SaferPeterborough partnership. Guests will be able
to learn more about the service by going on a guided tour of the
facilities and meeting current and former service users to learn of
their treatment journeys.
Karen Kibblewhite, SaferPeterborough Manager -
Cutting Crime, said: "The launch of Aspire marks an exciting time
for the city in relation to managing drug use. The service provided
by Aspire forms part of our wider partnership approach to tackle
drug use in Peterborough - and the support provided is for those
who need help to access treatment and recover from drug use. The
work being done at Aspire has a positive bearing on all our
communities by helping to reduce the impact of illicit drug use and
making our city a safer place."
Lots of activities to celebrate recovery week
will be taking place, including a football tournament hosted by
Vivacity, where competing teams will be represented by partner
organisations and service users from Aspire.
Media contact: Pep Cipriano, SaferPeterborough
Communications Manager- telephone 01733 452551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org