The SaferPeterborough partnership is
responsible for the local implementation of the National Drug
Strategy and the commissioning of local services to ensure a joined
up approach to tackling drugs in Peterborough.
The partnership is required to submit an Adult
Drug Treatment Plan to the National Treatment Agency (NTA) each
year to identify priorities for the coming financial year. It
includes actions to meet those priorities and an outlining of
targets for drug treatment performance.
The partnership is also responsible for
leading on local implementation of the National Alcohol Harm
Reduction Strategy. We are required to have an Alcohol Harm
Reduction Strategy in place to set out how it will meet local needs
in relation to alcohol, under the National Alcohol Harm Reduction
Peterborough’s vision is to develop a
sustainable approach to reducing the harm caused by alcohol within
the city to individuals, families and communities.
Art to Recovery
The ‘Art to Recovery’ Art exhibition which was displayed at the
Vivacity sites; Central Library, Regional Pool and Key Theatre from
11 February 2013 to 28 February 2013 attracted much interest from
members of the public and staff alike.
The art work which was created by service users from Aspire Drug
Service, Peterborough Women’s Centre and HMP Peterborough
demonstrated the effort that had been put into the pieces.
Having the opportunity to focus on an alternative activity can fill
the void created once substance misuse and offending stops; and the
art really showed off the individuals’ talents. The
exhibition also showed the positive joint working between services
that can be achieved.
There were lots of positive comments made by
observers at the exhibition, and a number of enquiries regarding
buying the art work - again demonstrating the quality of the art that had
Due to the huge success of this year’s
exhibition, we would like to hold it on an annual basis.
On behalf of the SaferPeterborough Team we
would like to thank all of whom were involved for the support and
contributions to the exhibition.
View the gallery of the art collection on PeterboroughCC
Peterborough Nominees win National Awards
The National Treatment Agency has implemented a series of
Recovery Awards in recognition of contributions made by individuals
and organisations that have made a substantial difference to
recovery in their area.
The awards are in their second year and have been created
following the National Drug Strategies (Dec 2010) with a focus on
recovery being a sustainable and achievable goal.
Peterborough had two successful nominations this year who both
won awards in October.
The first award was to a service user who is committed to
helping others on their recovery journey. They won a silver award
for their work helping to create a peer support group and being a
positive role model to others on their recovery journey. The
judging panel, which included some service users, acknowledged and
recognised that they volunteer their time within Aspire Drug
Services to support others who are struggling and encourage those
well on the way to recovery to continue with their journey, no
matter how hard it might be or how far away recovery may seem.
HMP/YOI Peterborough won a gold award for their Recovery Day
event held within the prison. This was a complicated event due to
being held in a category B male prison and a closed female prison.
The day involved a celebrity guest, Tom Chambers, who came along to
unveil a recovery wall filled with inspirational messages of
support from all different types of celebrities and also planted
some recovery trees in the grounds of each
Although a long and difficult journey, recovery is possible with
help and support from dedicated and committed people, organisations
and events to raise awareness of recovery services and highlighting
that recovery is an achievable goal.
Recovery Award Balloon Launch