The list of residential services that take people from statutory services are closing at an alarming rate, and those that survive are clearly at significant risk. Last year came the shock news that in nearby Bristol, Chandos House was to close: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/17/closing-residential-rehab-increases-suffering-addicts-chandos-house This year we saw the excellent Broadreach Service sadly... read more →
CEO Blog, Street Drugs; Is the Dragon Still Smoking? “Is Cocaine worse than Alcohol?” was a question I asked at South Wales Police Headquarters after an expert from Public Health stated she was horrified after going to a Nightclub with her son and saw so many young people taking cocaine.... read more →
The Patient Knows Best: In praise of Self Medication I do not trust big businesses and in the field of health, big businesses become even more difficult to feel comfortable with. The question is whether the health of individuals is central to the work of large businesses, or whether it’s... read more →
Christmas is a Time for Giving Jane is a finance officer here at Kaleidoscope and this week she celebrated a milestone Birthday. She disclosed some time back that she had never been on a bouncy castle, and her close colleague Danielle decided that this should be put right. So, as... read more →
The UK Recovery Walk: Shrewsbury The thing that changed people’s attitude towards gay people was Pride. The classic hit ‘Sing if you’re proud to be Gay’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glad_to_Be_Gay and the impact of the Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney http://www.mardigras.org.au/ and the Pride marches in the UK encouraged people to be true... read more →
This month Kaleidoscope's CEO, Martin Blakebrough, talks us through his submission to the Commission on Justice in Wales. He asks us to consider why people take drugs in the first place and where it all begins.