City of Westminster Hub

Available to residence of Westminster living south of Oxford street

Who we are
South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service (SWDAS) offers individuals and their friends and family living in South Westminster (South of Oxford Street), who are affected by drugs and/or alcohol , a free and confidential service from across our bases in Westminster. The Service is open to anyone over the age of 18.

What we offer
Our Neighbourhood Centre at Westminster South Hub 32a Wardour Street offers:

  • Assessment, Information and advice
  • One-to-one support
  • Tri-Borough Group Work Programme
  • Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction
  • Blood Bourne Virus testing and vaccinations
  • Substitute Prescribing
  • Mutual Aid including LGBT NA and AA
  • SMART Recovery
  • Access to detox and rehab
  • Complementary Therapies e.g. Homeopathy and Shiatsu
  • Specialist legal, debt and housing advice
  • Saturday Service
  • Specialist Performance and Imaging Enhancing Drugs Service
  • Medical Appointments and Mental Health Assessments
  • Health and Fitness opportunities
  • E.T.E

Our Structured Intervention Centre in St James’ Park offers support to clients who have stabilised their drug and alcohol use or who are abstinent. We offer:

  • Tri-borough Group Work Programme
  • One-to-one support
  • Aftercare
  • Counselling
  • Friends and Family Service
  • Complementary Service e.g. Homeopathy and Shiatsu
  • Mutual Aid
  • SMART Recovery
  • E.T.E
  • Saturday Service
  • Health and Fitness Opportunities

How can I be referred to SWDAS?
We accept referrals for anyone with a South Westminster address or who are actively working with a housing team to be housed South of the borough. We are happy to take referrals from any source including GPs housing providers, probation and self-referrals. If you would like to refer yourself, you can call to arrange an appointment or simply attend our reception service during opening hours.

What can I expect in my assessment?
Once we receive your referral, you will be contacted and an appointment will be made for us to meet you. We don’t have a waiting list so you may be seen within 24 hours of being referred.

SMART Recovery
South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service (SWDAS) run SMART Recovery sessions on Saturdays. Please call 020 7287 8743 for more details.

Other Mutual Aid Groups
South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service (SWDAS) hosts AA, LGBT AA, NA and CA. Please contact 020 7287 8743 for more details.

Peer Mentoring Programme
South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service (SWDAS) runs an accredited peer mentor training programme which lasts for 8 weeks.

Once training has been completed Peer Mentors achieve an Open Awards Certificate: Level 1 in Progression.

Peer Mentoring is a fantastic way to give something back and support others in their recovery journey whilst building their own confidence and self-esteem.

Friends and Family Service
South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service
(SWDAS) offers a free, non-judgemental and confidential service for the friend and family of individuals who are misusing alcohol and/or drugs. Our highly skilled team focuses on providing relevant information about dependence and recovery, and on support, so that friends and family members can come to realise that they do not have to face the challenge of another’s addiction, alone.

Our support includes:

  • Information about what drug and alcohol dependence is and how treatment works.
  • Support with the day-to-day stresses of coping with family members/friends’ drinking and drug misuse.
  • Complementary therapies.
  • Access to self-help and other community support.
  • Support to meet your needs if you are a carer.
  • Mums and Dads Support Group
  • Friends and Family Support Group (Thursdays, fortnightly).

How do I get involved?
For more information, please contact Paul Grannum at

paul.grannum@turning-point.co.uk or on 020 7233 3553.

Turning Point – South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service

Address:

32a Wardour Street London W1D 6QR

Telephone: 020 7287 1274
Fax: 020 7287 1274
Opening hours:
Monday/: 10.30-17.00
Tuesday: 10.30-17.00
Wednesday: 12.30-17.00
Thursday: 10.30-17.00
Friday: 10.30-17.00
Saturday: 11.00-17.00