Alcohol unit boosted by £10,000 grant AtreA
for people with serious alcohol problems has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
The Brian Hore Unit (BHU) in West Didsbury was awarded the money to fund a new project to help its service users access skills training, called the Path- ways Aftercare Project.
It will also help fund new equipment for the unit’s existing allotment project.
Seamus Quinn, chairman of The Friends of the Brian Hore Unit (FBHU), which supports the unit’s work, said: “We are very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund.
“The Brian Hore Unit has been affected by cuts over the last few years and, to some extent, the FBHU has been able to fill in gaps.
“This money will enable us to go over and beyond this and help with getting people on the road to longterm sobriety, back into work and improved family relationships.”
The unit was founded by renowned psychiatrist Doctor Brian Hore in 1974 and is one of just a handful of NHS specialist centres dedicated to treating alcoholdependency in the country.
It encourages problem drinkers to stay abstinent and take responsibility for their lives. It also works with people who have both alcohol and severe mental health issues.
Run by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, it offers psychiatric assessment, day detoxification, groupwork, individual counselling and drop-in support.
The Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury has been awarded lottery funding