Drug and alcohol recovery services for Bolton and other districts have been praised in a report.

The Achieve Partnership, led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), brings together cross-sector organisations, to provide support and treatment, for those struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction.

This includes wrap around support for a range of social needs which can have a huge impact on recovery, such as housing, employment, training and education and mutual aid.

In the positive report by SQW, an independent research and consultancy organisation, some of the key findings included all partners "displayed resilience" during the pandemic, the partnership model works effectively, with GMMH providing effective leadership and modelling the necessary culture and behaviours" and people who had received support and treatment through the service were "very positive" about this experience.

The external evaluation report also found that the approach to supporting people with addictions is "overwhelmingly positive", and successful in responding to "the multifaceted and complex needs individuals present with".

Kate Hall, head of operations for addictions services at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), said its fantastic to see the services so highly praised in the SQW report.

The findings of the independent review were announced at a celebration event on July 13.