Pavilions: new drug & alcohol service for Brighton & Hove

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1 Comments


  • Pavilions service launches 1st April 2015

  • New 24 hour freephone helpline: 0800 149 819

  • Drop in service from 26 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SF & 9 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JE

  • Equinox Brighton to deliver the Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Outreach Team

Pavilions brings together a range of partners with proven expertise, innovative ideas and a shared desire to reshape drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services across Brighton & Hove.

The Pavilions Partnership is led by Cranstoun working alongside:

Jesse Wilde, Senior Business and Partnership Manager, Equinox Brighton:

“We are thrilled to be delivering the Drug and Alcohol Outreach Team for the Pavilions partnership. This is welcome recognition of the successful work that Equinox has undertaken in Brighton and Hove with multiple and complex needs clients for many years. The service provides assertive outreach and engagement, working with the street community to address substance use related issues.”

The Pavilions Partnership:

Following award of the tender for adult drug & alcohol services across the city, the Pavilions partnership team has been working hard over the last 6 months in readiness for the 1st April launch.

Pavilions have worked closely with the Council, local communities and service users across the city to get a feel for what people want. Pavilions has been designed to respond to these needs and wishes.

Pavilions provides information, advice and treatment for anyone who needs it. The 24 hour helpline (0800 149 819) provides support around the clock, or people can simply drop in, where support is available on a variety of issues. There is group and individual support and a host of other options are available depending on need, such as:

  • Crèche facility for all clients
  • Education, Training & Employment Support
  • Health Checks
  • Needle Exchange
  • Prescribing Services
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Holistic Health Support

Pavilions will be getting out into the community with the Street Outreach and Hostel In-reach Teams, alongside offering specialist and dedicated support for families & carers affected by drug or alcohol use, women with specific needs, as well as help around sexual health and domestic violence.

Pavilions will be continuing to develop Safe Space, with YMCA Downslink and the British Red Cross, providing help for revellers that have overdone it on a Friday or Saturday night in the West Street area.

Pavilions will also be looking to increase the help & support available for the local LGBTQ community, with a dedicated worker and a new LGBTQ Forum.

Steve Rossell, Chief Executive, Cranstoun:

"We're incredibly excited at the prospect of opening this new service for Brighton & Hove residents, a city that is not afraid of tackling serious Public Health issues and investing in services. We look forward to working with the variety of local communities, groups and agencies to make a real impact on the effects of substance use and make recovery a reality. We want to build on the great work already undertaken and to innovate wherever we see possibilities to improve."

Dr Tom Scanlon, Director of Public Health:

"We're really looking forward to working with The Pavilions Partnership. The partnership combines NHS and 3rd Sector care, and includes many established local agencies that have a long track record of working in Brighton & Hove. The Partnership however, will bring a new approach with a much greater focus on complete recovery from substance misuse." 

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  • Thank you. This information and website is very helpful.

    Posted by Victoria, 29/09/2015 10:26pm (2 years ago)

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