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    Kenward Trust welcome
    Dame Carol Black’s
    Recommendations

Dame Carol Black’s Second Review was released on 8th July and included 32 recommendations to help the government overcome the significant harms that drugs are causing across the country.

Kenward Trust welcome Dame Carol Black’s Recommendations

Dame Carol Black’s Second Review was released on 8th July and included 32 recommendations to help the government overcome the significant harms that drugs are causing across the country. 

The report's recommendations include that the government invests further into specialist drug and alcohol treatment and creates over the next five years and the creation of The Joint Combating Drugs Unit bringing together multiple governmental departments to tackle drug misuse and create accountability for targets aimed towards. 

Kenward Trust is a charity based in Kent which has provided addiction rehabilitation for the past 53 years. Since 2012 they have been feeling the effects of the reduced funding for specialist drug and alcohol recovery services.

Penny Williams, CEO of Kenward Trust said:

“These past few years have been incredibly difficult for us and other residential rehabilitation centres across the country. We have been facing reduced funding year on year, alongside the stigma that those affected by addiction issues face meaning many individuals feel they can’t ask for help when they need it. We welcome Dame Carol’s recommendations to treat addiction as a chronic health condition to encourage longer-term support for those with addiction issues to be given the best possible chances of recovery. The additional funding would also be hugely beneficial in helping more individuals in need to access the vital treatment they need to enable them to transform their lives.”

The Trust offers person-centred support in their residential rehabilitation centre from between 4 and 24 weeks, alongside supported accommodation across Kent and East Sussex which offers a safe place to call home for those who have been in a recovery programme for up to 2 years. 

To find out more about our vital services that help to support those affected by addiction click here.

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