Changes to the CHI (Catalyst High Impact) from 1st October 2022

From 1 October 2022, Westminster Drug Project (WDP) will deliver the CHI (Catalyst High Impact) contract which is funded by Surrey County Council (SCC) and Office of Police and Crime Commissioning (OPCC).

Catalyst High Impact team was commissioned as a pilot in 2017 by PHE (Public Health England) to work with Blue Light Clients who are change resistant, not engaged with services, impacting on emergency departments, alcohol dependant and may have anti-social behaviour.

In this time the team have worked with 164 clients, providing assertive outreach to their homes, delivering alcohol advice and harm reduction methods to reduce risk and manage safeguarding.All staff directly involved in the project are protected under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings [Protection of Employment]) and will transfer across to Westminster Drug Project.

Catalyst will continue to provide wellbeing services for those in need of our services and help bridge people into appropriate pathways. Details of the other services Catalyst provide:

Cuckooing – specialist outreach to support vulnerable people from cuckooing
Bridge the Gap – working with complex individuals to bridge people into services
Substance misuse outreach – we outreach to the homeless in Guildford & Woking to support people to engage with services
Criminal Liaison and Diversion – early intervention and support for those who come to the attention of the criminal justice system in Surrey
Reach Out Counselling – up to 12 weeks of free counselling for individuals and loved ones affected by drug and/ or alcohol use
Community Connections – 1-1 support and access to groups and activities, providing people with support for mental health and emotional wellbeing
Safe Havens – out of hours crisis support for mental health and emotional distress
SUN (Service User Network) – community-based peer support service for adults experiencing difficulties with complex emotions often associated with personality disorder.

A BIG thank you to our staff that have worked hard in CHI (Catalyst High Impact) over the past 5 years – we really appreciate the commitment at representing Catalyst.

Westminster Drug Project Contact Details

In light of this transition some contact details for the service will be changing from 1st October 2022. Please see below new contact details for the HICD (High Impact Complex Drinkers) Service in Surrey:

Telephone: 0300 303 3141
Email: Surrey.HICD@wdp.org.uk

Please use this email address for all HICD referrals and for any enquiries regarding the service.

Or visit the Westminster Drug Project website for further details –  WDP website.

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