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Help & Advice

Help, Support & Advice

Various centres around Solihull can give you help, support and advice:

Welcome

Welcome is a registered charity supported by Solihull NHS Care Trust and Solihull Council. It is the starting point for drug treatment and support services in Solihull. You can phone to make an appointment, either for yourself or someone else, or just drop in.

The drop-in centre offers facilities for all drug users including:

  • Food
  • Refreshments
  • Showers
  • Small laundry facility

Drop-in centre staff can offer advice on:

  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Harm reduction
  • Debt management
  • Other lifestyle issues

Each applicant is allocated a key worker, who follows their care through whatever stages have been agreed.
 

Drop-in times

Monday and Thursday - 11.00am to 7.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday - 11.00am to 5.00pm
Friday - 11.00am to 4.00pm

Welcome
Middlewood House
15 Larch Croft
Chelmsley Wood
Solihull
B37 7UR

Tel: 0121 678 4730
Fax: 0121 678 4731
E: help@welcome-solihull.co.uk
W: www.welcome-solihull.co.uk

The Bridge

The Bridge offers a comprehensive and confidential substitute prescribing and health care service to Solihull residents who have problems associated with using Class A drugs (such as heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine). A drug and alcohol detoxification service is also offered. Access to The Bridge's services is by appointment after initial contact with Welcome [link back to Welcome].

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday - 9.00am to 7.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm

The Bridge
Middlewood House
15 Larch Croft
Chelmsley Wood
Solihull Care Trust B37 7UR

Tel: 0121 678 4900
Fax: 0121 678 4901

The Bridge has a satellite clinic in South Solihull at:

Lyndon Resource Centre
Hobs Moat Meadow
Solihull Care Trust B92 8PW

Blood Borne Virus Clinic

The Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Clinic visits Welcome and The Bridge on alternate Wednesdays.

The clinic offers:

  • Testing for Hepatitis A, B, C and HIV
  • Vaccination against Hepatitis B - a course of 3 vaccinations
  • Treatment for Hepatitis B, C and HIV

Advice and information on how to avoid blood borne viruses.

BBV Clinics can be accessed by booking an appointment through Welcome on 0121 678 4370 or The Bridge on 0121 678 4900.

An appointment isn't always necessary if you drop in on the days the BBV is visiting either Welcome or The Bridge.

Str8 Up

Str8 Up provides a comprehensive and confidential treatment service for young people using drugs, alcohol or solvents. It also offers support for young people who are or have been affected by parental or carer's substance abuse.

It is a free service to young people who live in the borough of Solihull, or who attend a Solihull school. Str8 Up accepts referrals from young people and families directly.

Contact details:

Str8 Up
Keepers Lodge
Chelmsley Road
Chelmsley Wood
Solihull Care Trust B37 7RS

T: 0121 788 5390
E: str8up@solihull.gov.uk
W: www.solihull.gov.uk/health/str8up.htm

Useful Links

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/

Talk to Frank www.talktofrank.com

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/drug-misuse/Pages/Introduction.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/drug-misuse/Pages/Introduction.aspx

For more information please contact Sara Rooney, Sara.rooney@solihull-ct.nhs.uk