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Art exhibition held of work created by graduates from drugs charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 October 2018

Team leader Jill Wallace, Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, recovery worker Paula Cleary and Councillor Jason Frost.

Team leader Jill Wallace, Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, recovery worker Paula Cleary and Councillor Jason Frost.

Havering Council

Graduates of a drugs charity have been using their art to help them recover and celebrate their time with the service.

A graduation ceremony and art exhibition at WDP Havering’s Romford-base saw three more people graduate from a 12-week treatment programme and another three completed a peer mentor training course.

Since opening its doors in September 2016, the service, which provides drug and alcohol treatment, has supported 357 people in their recovery and held two peer mentoring training sessions.

The success of the project has led Havering Council to extend its contract with the project for another two years to 2020.

Cabinet member for health and adult care services Councillor Jason Frost said: “It is fantastic work that they are doing here. “The people I have spoken to have said their lives have been given back to them and it is so wonderful to hear that.

“The work of the project has been outstanding and the art can be described as near-professional standard.”

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