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Wandsworth Consortium Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

Phone number:
020 8812 4120
Fax number:
020 8812 4119
Hospital site:
Services at other sites
Address:
St John's Therapy Centre
162 St. John’s Hill
Battersea
SW11 1SW
Directorate or department:
Addictions
Care pathway:
Service Type:
Treatment mode:
This service is for people who live in:
Wandsworth
Summary:
WCDAS is a community drug and alcohol service for anyone over the age of 18 living in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The team comprises six pathways across three main sites plus various GP surgeries within the borough. The two core pathways in Battersea and Tooting, Primary Care team at various GP surgeries, and Criminal Justice team offer addictions related prescribing alongside psycho-social interventions and access to a range of groups. Psychology and counselling services are available to those accessing all pathways. Recovery and peer mentoring services are also available to all service users. The service is a Consortium with SLaM NHS Foundation Trust being the clinical lead in partnership with Addaction and Mungo’s. Staff are therefore employed from medical, psychology, nursing, recovery worker, outreach and ETE backgrounds. The service works closely with local hospitals and GPs, Wandsworth Council services, other local partner agencies and the Service User Network. The over-arching aim of the service is to support service users in reducing or stopping their substance use and associated harm, and working towards sustainable and meaningful recovery in the community.

Core sites at WCDAS Tooting and St John’s also offer needle exchange, blood testing, hep B vaccinations, medical and nurse assessments, smoking cessation, legal advice, Hep C treatment plus access to detox, day programme and residential rehab options. Specialist professionals run sessions at the sites- eg. legal advice (Release), domestic violence (Refuge), Carer's support (Wandsworth Carer's). Satellite services include a Chems clinic at the sexual health service. The Criminal Justice team works closely with local probation and IOM services and can offer follow up and support for substance users recently arrested, those with court orders or being released from prison. Our Recovery Hub offers employability programmes, access to courses, skills training, social events, activities such as yoga, music and art- available at any point in a person's treatment journey.

Service user involvement
CDAS have a strong service user voice and coordination. This is led by the Service User Network in Wandsworth (SUNinW) who act as a Service User Council. SUN in W have a service user involvement hub at 229 Garratt Lane where there are several supportive and peer led groups and service user led social events, including SMART Recovery, an LGBTQ+ SUG, aftercare support and women only safe space.

  • Core site Battersea: St. John's Therapy Centre, 162 St Joh's Hill, SW11 1SW. Telephone: 020 8812 4120
  • Core Site Tooting: 1079 Garratt Lane, London, SW17 0LN. Telephone: 020 3228 8080
  • Service User Network Hub and Aurora peer support service: 229 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DU. Telephone: 020 8704 0172
  • Recovery Hub: 117 Cedars Road, SW4 0PW. Telephone: 020 7501 2615


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