8th May 2018

Surrey County Council (Public Health), Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) and Catalyst are consulting with local residents and partners about changes to drug and alcohol detoxification services for adults, including community and inpatient provision. The consultation period around the provision of Tier 4 inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification services is due to close at midnight on Sunday 20 May 2018.

From June 2018, they will be changing how drug and alcohol detoxification is provided in Surrey. Inpatient services will be moving out of the current facility (Windmill House in Chertsey) and in its place, a greater range of treatment options will be provided in the community. Access to inpatient services, if required, will still be offered but will be located outside of the county.

Progress is being made to create a more integrated substance misuse service in Surrey, and as part of this integration, Public Health, SABP and Catalyst have begun a period of consultation around the proposed changes to the services known as Tier 4 (access to inpatient detoxification).

The consultation will run from Monday 19 March 2018 until midnight on Sunday 20 May. The aim of the consultation is to ensure that anyone who could be affected by the changes being proposed has the opportunity to review them and contribute to how they are developed.

An overview is available on the Surrey Says website along with Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of Terms. For more information and to have a say on the changes to the drug and alcohol detoxification services, please visit the consultation page of the Surrey Says website. There are also opportunities to meet with the commissioner and managers of the service at events across the county, where the new provision and how it might affect you, or someone you know can be discussed:

  • Thursday 10 May 2018: 10am – 12noon –  Wingfield Resource Centre, St Anne’s Drive, Redhill RH1 1AU
  • Friday 11 May 2018:  10am – 12noon – The Prop, 30 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6JT
  • Thursday 17 May 2018:  2pm – 3.30pm  – St Barnabas Church, Temple Rd, Epsom KT19 8HA
  • Friday 18 May 2018: 2pm – 4pm  – Guildford Action, Beverley Hall Community Centre, 71 Haydon Place, Guildford GU1 4ND

You may also contact public.health@surreycc.gov.uk or call 020 8541 7976 if you could like to request:

  • a pdf copy of the consultation emailed to you
  • a printed copy of the consultation posted to you
  • a copy of the consultation provided in a different format (such as large print) or in another language.