Swaffham to host Norfolk Recovery Partnership conference

The Green Britain Centre in Swaffham
The Green Britain Centre in Swaffham

A conference will be held in Swaffham later this week to promote the support services available to people living with drug and alcohol problems across Norfolk.

The event, to be held at the Green Britain Centre, has been organised by the Norfolk Recovery Partnership (NRP).

The NRP includes the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, the Matthew Project and the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust.

Organisations including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous will also be running information stands at the event, which takes place this Friday, between 10am and 2.30pm.

And service users are being encouraged to attend and take part in discussion sessions which are intended to help improve the help the partnership provides across the county.

Chris Strivens, the NRP’s deputy manager, said: “We have arranged this conference to bring together service users who are recovering or exiting treatment, carers, volunteers and our partner organisations, to celebrate recovery while finding out more about local services.

“Anyone who has experience of issues with drugs or alcohol problems is welcome to drop in, take part in a variety of different activities and discussions.

“We’ll also be celebrating the work of our NRP volunteers, who play a really important role in enhancing the services we provide.”

For more information about the service, visit www.norfolkrecoverypartnership.org.uk.