2011 GSK IMPACT Awards: Project 6

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  • Posted:Tuesday 10 May 2011

Project 6 is one of the winners in the 2011 GSK IMPACT Awards. The charity works to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs misuse in Keighley, Yorkshire.

Project 6 reaches out to those who have decided to make a positive change in their lifestyle. 

Its innovative projects include a Maternity and Family Service, working with pregnant drug users alongside the local NHS clinical service, and a specialist midwifery service, to ensure babies can be born addiction free and do not have to be taken into care. Its Integrated Family Recovery Service is unique in helping families blighted by substance misuse stay together and break the cycle of problems between generations. 

It provides an alcohol intervention service based in six GP practices, which has reduced the stigma attached to using specialist alcohol services.

It also runs a successful initiative working with the Asian community, where substance misuse issues remain hidden due to the shame it brings to families. 

Last year, more than 1,500 people benefited from Project 6's services. 

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