Hillcrest Futures moves award-winning services to new location

Hillcrest Futures moves award-winning services to new location

The new reception area

Hillcrest Futures has relocated vital services to its newly redeveloped South Ward Road building from its former Cairn Centre premises in Dundee.

The new facility will provide a range of services to support people with their wellbeing, including harm reduction and recovery services for people whose lives are affected by substance use.

Hillcrest Futures moves award-winning services to new location

The layout of the former office

Hillcrest’s award-winning Harm Reduction service is run in partnership with NHS Tayside and offers integrated care and support to people to help reduce drug-related deaths and blood-borne viruses. The Peer Naloxone project has helped to provide overdose prevention training to people in the community and distributed hundreds of life-saving naloxone kits.

The Harm Reduction service’s role in the ‘Eradicating Hep C’ research contributed to effectively eradicating Hepatitis C in people who inject drugs in Tayside, a world-first achievement that has helped offer better treatment and support to people with Hepatitis C.

Hillcrest Futures moves award-winning services to new location

The former reception area

Angela Linton, Hillcrest chief executive, added: “We took the decision to redevelop our South Ward Road building as it was no longer fit for purpose and have relocated our award-winning services that were previously sited in the Cairn Centre. The newly renovated and modernised building will provide the ideal work environment for Hillcrest Futures to continue supporting vulnerable people, their families and carers through one-to-one and group sessions.

“In addition, a wellbeing café will run weekly - supported by peer volunteers - offering the opportunity for people to come along, get something to eat and socialise with others. The centre will offer a place for people in recovery to give something back to help others who may also be struggling.”

Hillcrest Futures supports over 2500 people across Scotland and provides services to people with mental health issues, physical and learning disabilities, autism, older and young people, individuals experiencing homelessness and people in recovery from substance use.

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