Services Database Needle Exchange (Swindon Area)

Service ID

36295

Description

The service will provide open access, cost-effective, high quality provision to supply needles and syringes, advice and information. 

In addition it will protect health and reduce the rate of blood-borne infections and drug related deaths among service users and protect the wider Swindon population:

  • by reducing the rate of sharing and other high risk injecting behaviours;
  • by providing sterile injecting equipment and other support;
  • by promoting safer injecting practices;
  • by providing and reinforcing harm reduction messages including safe sex advice and BBV immunisation advice; ans
  • providing advice on overdose prevention (e.g. risks of poly-drug use and alcohol use).

Injectors who are or appear to be, under 18 years of age, need to be referred to the Swindon Walk in Centre, where a full assessment can be undertaken in conjunction with Swindon’s Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS). 

Location of service

Swindon & Wiltshire LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Needle & syringe programme

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known.

Comments

This service is available in the Swindon area only.