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NORCAS 65+ Service

WHO IS THE SERVICE FOR?

Anyone living in Norfolk or Suffolk aged 65 and over, who needs support, information and advice around alcohol, drugs or prescribed and over the counter medication.

AIMS

The aim of the NORCAS 65+ Service is to reach out to isolated and vulnerable older people affected by the misuse and impact of alcohol, drugs, prescribed and over the counter medication.

We will work to make service users feel less socially isolated and improve their health and well-being. We will also be raising awareness within local statutory and voluntary services of

substance misuse problems and help older people access suitable treatment.

WHAT WE OFFER

Our workers will provide brief interventions, 1:1 and specialist support in the community enhancing the understanding of the risks involved in problematic drug and alcohol use, as well as

prescribed and over the counter medication. We will work to reduce harm and raise awareness of available services and build motivation for change. Service users will be fully involved in the setting

of care plans and intended goals. Our experienced workers also offer training sessions to support local organisations on the issues of substance misuse in older people, how to raise the issue and where to refer when you have.

HOW DO YOU REFER INTO THE SERVICE?

We accept referrals from professionals, friends, family (with consent) or self referrals by contacting us using the information below.

 

Who to contact

Name
Georgia Britton - NORCAS 65+ (Suffolk)
Position
65+ Older People's Worker
Telephone
Suffolk - 07769 357980
Fax
01603 629234
Email
older.people@phoenix-futures.org.uk
Website
https://www.phoenix-futures.org.uk/
Notes

Please contact the service on the above number.

If you do not get an answer straight away, please leave your name, number and your reason for calling and someone will get back to you as soon as they are able to.

Additional contact

Additional Website
http://www.phoenix-futures.org.uk

Where to go

Area served
Suffolk
Parking available
No
Parking details
Home Visits Available
Notes

Office based in Bury St Edmunds. Not used for 1:1 sessions. Home Visits only.

Other details

Referral required?
No
Referral and availability notes

Please contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help you, or to refer yourself or someone else.

We also accept GP referrals.

Age Groups
Adults
Notes

Adults over the age of 65 who may need support around misusing substances and who may be experiencing feeling of social isolation and/or loneliness.

Last Updated
29/12/2016

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