Charity will help drug and drink abusers

Pictured are Pamela Dodoo, area manager, left and Anne Gregory, of Cluster
Pictured are Pamela Dodoo, area manager, left and Anne Gregory, of Cluster

A NEW charity has been launched in Wigan to help those affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

The Nacro Reach Project aims to reduce crime in the borough by changing lives and in Wigan the project hopes to help people affected by someone else’s substance misuse.

Heather Mountford, Nacro’s advice and support worker for the Wigan Borough, said: “People who think we may be able to help can self refer or be referred by other services such as drug and alcohol support services, probation, health services and many more.

“I also carry out home visits and out of hours service arranged by appointment. I am working closely with the FSG (Wigan Family Support group) for those affected by substance misuse and crossroads caring for carers, in order to promote support services.

“Nacro, the crime reduction charity, works with disadvantaged people, deprived communities and ex-offenders to give them a positive stake in society. It has unrivalled expertise in developing practical responses to crime and stimulating fresh thinking on how best to reduce it through policy, research and campaign work.

“Every year Nacro works directly with more than 80,000 people and many more benefit from our work with local, regional and national partners to help reduce crime.”

Heather will be holding weekly visits across the borough. On Monday she will be at the Green Grass Centre in Atherton, on Tuesdays and Thursdays she will be at the Coops Building on Dorning Street in Wigan and on Wednesdays and Fridays she will be at the Work Solutions office, Unit 8, Sovereign Business Park.

If you would like to learn more about Nacro and the Reach Project visit