March 2019

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Contracts for the provision of Drug and Alcohol Services in Hertfordshire

Following a full competitive tender, Hertfordshire County Council awarded the contracts for the provision of drug and alcohol services in Hertfordshire and the new services go live from 1st April 2019.

The All Age Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services will be delivered by "change, grow, live" (CGL). This service will provide evidence-based treatment interventions to those who are still using drugs and alcohol and in early stages of recovery and will support carers of those with drug and alcohol concerns to access the right support.

The local provision will be called Spectrum. Interventions will continue to be delivered from a number of sites and community access points across the county. Services will be delivered to young people separately from the adult provision by Spectrum FYP (Families and Young People) in settings and at times that are accessible, without stigma and young person/family friendly.

For more detailed information please visit the CGL website

The Community Rehabilitation Services for Adults will be delivered by The Living Room. This service will provide structured, abstinence-based rehabilitation treatment to adults in Hertfordshire who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The service offers a family-approach to rehabilitation by offering structured group work and personalised counselling support for individuals, families and carers affected by addiction.

For more detailed information please visit: The Living Room website 

For any additional information, please contact; Gill Goodlad

Assistant Director - Health Protection and Resilience, Public Health Team


Brian Gale

Senior Commissioning Manager

Public Health Service


Joella Scott

Strategy Manager: Early Help Commissioning, Family Services Commissioning, Children's Services


Gary Ray

Community Protection Manager

County Community Safety Unit



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