Al­co­hol unit boosted by £10,000 grant AtreA

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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

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