Services Database Needle & Syringe Exchange Service (County Durham Area)

Service ID

44356

Description

The service will:

  • provide a free and accessible community based needle exchange service to injecting drug users (IDUs) with respect, confidentiality, and professional discretion;
  • protect health and reduce the rate of blood-borne infections and drug related deaths among clients;
  • reduce sharing and other high risk injecting behaviours by providing sterile injecting equipment and support, promoting safer injecting practices and reinforcing harm reduction messages including advice around safe injecting, safe sex, and overdose prevention;
  • provide safe disposal facilities for used injecting equipment; and
  • facilitate access to specialist drug treatment services and generic health services to IDUs who may be socially excluded.

Location of service

County Durham & Darlington LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

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 County Durham area only.