Lifeline works closely with communities and localities, and produces educative and digital material designed to encourage access to help. We also work to educate professionals in allied sectors and the general public on substance misuse. we are honest and realistic about the multiple issues that contribute to alcohol and drug misuse. This pragmatic and understanding approach helps us in our work to overcome these challenges and develop practical solutions together.
Currently delivering around 50 services or contracts, we support a workforce of 560 staff, over 200 volunteers, and increasing numbers of peer mentors. Our income is generated via grants and local contracts and a variety of small local or specialist scheme funds. Established in 1971, Lifeline is a registered Charity with forty years experience of managing drug and alcohol services. Lifeline currently provides a diverse range of services including recovery and peer mentoring, harm minimization, day programmes, prescribing and shared care, community detoxification services, criminal justice and prison initiatives, family work and services for young people. Geographically our services are spread across Yorkshire, the North East, the North West, London and the Midlands, working within diverse towns, cities and villages.