We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched our second harm reduction drop-in service every Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm at Wallace House.
As part of our Harm Reduction service, the team will offer clean works, Naxolone provision and training, BBV testing and a safe space to talk about alcohol and substance use for anyone in the community who needs it.
Steph, Harm Reduction Worker at Maggs Day Centre, explains, “I was delighted to develop our first Harm Reduction drop-in at Wallace House. The team there is super proactive in offering their guests all they can to enhance their lifestyles for the better, and this opportunity allows my service users to have a safe place to utilise the harm reduction services or offer a safe place to come for a simple chat.
“Having our Outreach team based at Wallace House has been essential to building the foundations to include our Harm Reduction facilities now, so we’re thrilled that we’re now able to offer our service users this life-changing service.”
The Harm Reduction team partners with homelessness, health providers, and other relevant agencies to engage people with services to address substance misuse and any health-related issue associated with substance dependency.
The team goes anywhere that a person experiencing homelessness needs support, provides various support, and works collaboratively to break down barriers to develop innovative and robust pathways to engage people and support our service users to adopt safer practices and reduce harm.
Sian Purton, Wallace House Centre Manager, confirms: “Evesham is a lovely town with very community-minded residents. There are members of our community who experience homelessness and substance issues and feel like they have nowhere to turn.
Having the Maggs Team here is excellent because the community know that these highly trained, knowledgeable and kind people are at Wallace House Community Centre and will support with an array of needs, including support with filling out forms, attending appointments, clothes, food, substance and alcohol support, housing support, the list really does go on!”
Our Outreach team are also based in Wallace House every Tuesday and Thursday 1pm – 3pm.