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Blue Light project

The project supports alcohol dependent people who are resistant to change, and are placing a large burden on public services.

The Blue Light project supports change resistant, alcohol dependent people of any age who place a large burden on public services. This work is piloting an assertive outreach support worker model with a test and learn approach.

Each person accepted will have an assertive outreach key worker with a low caseload who will work with them. They will use a holistic and trauma informed approach to minimise harm and help them to move forward.

They will work in a person centred, empathetic, and non-judgemental way, with access to peer workers as well. They will be supported by a multi-agency network seeking to learn from the pilot to improve things at the system level.

Eligibility criteria

If you know a Westminster resident who is alcohol dependent and leading a chaotic life with multiple emergency services contacts, for example with A&E, ambulance or the police, then they may be eligible for help from this service.

We are looking for people who are:

  • alcohol dependent
  • costing public services a lot, with many negative interactions with A&E, ambulance, police and the council
  • not getting enough coordinated support from agencies

We are not able to help clients in the rough sleeping pathway as there are already dedicated resources for that group.

Further information and referrals

For further information, or to discuss making a referral, please contact [email protected]

Published: 31 October 2022

Last updated: 31 October 2022