WISMS was established in 2003 to provide treatment and care for substance misusers and offenders (adults and young people). The WISMS partnership is made up of the following organisations:
- NHS Wakefield District
- Spectrum Community Health CIC
- Turning Point
- Wakefield Council
- West Yorkshire Probation Service
- West Yorkshire Police
- Wakefield District Housing
- Crime reduction initiatives
- Voluntary Action Wakefield District
- HMP Newhall & HMP Wakefield
- Local GP practices.
Our aim is to ensure that all of the organisations involved in planning, funding, monitoring and providing treatment and care to substance misusers work together. This ensures we can offer joined-up, holistic care for all our clients, focussed not just on treating the substance abuse problem, but on introducing them to initiatives and opportunities that can improve their overall lives.
We work directly with and on behalf of GPs. Our service includes primary care, in the community, as well as specialist substance misuse services in HMP/YOI New Hall and HMP Wakefield. We also offer care for people who have both substance misuse and mental health needs.
Our focus is on treating all our clients as individuals. Our highly skilled, specialist staff know a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work and we are accustomed to handling complex situations.
We take pride in “making every contact count” and put the service user at the heart of everything we do. We encourage families, friends and communities to actively support individuals on their personal path to recovery and help us to continually grow and develop our services.
How do I access the help that is available?
If you, or someone you care about, are affected by drug or alcohol misuse and are not currently seeking help, please contact your local service.