Drug and alcohol service High Level (Northern) Trust receives grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation

Date published: 19 May 2020

Local service High Level (Northern) Trust, which provides support for those who are recovering from drug and alcohol misuse, has received an invaluable grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation.

The grant has allowed the charity to access new IT equipment, as well as providing funding for a new staff member to make applications for further grants.

Service manager Callum Jones said: “We are grateful to Lloyds Bank Foundation for supporting our charity. I would also like to thank them for the extra funding support which they have given us which has allowed us to access new IT equipment. They have also introduced us to Cranfield Trust and AVECO who provide support, information and volunteers to help with managing a charity. 

“In addition, they have also provided an IT specialist who will help us design a computer programme for use within our charity. This is an invaluable grant and the extra support they provide in addition is a brilliant wrap around service.”

Originally set up as an organisation to help people in the Rochdale area affected by substance misuse, High Level (Northern) Trust became a charity in 2002.

High Level has been busier than ever since the country went into Covid-19 lockdown, having had contact with service users over one thousand times throughout April alone. The service typically reaches 720 instances of contact each month.

Although the central hub is closed due to the social distancing rule, High Level is continuing to support people by telephone, text messages and Zoom meetings.

The service is looking for sponsorship from local business and philanthropists to help support the charity, in addition to funding received from other trusts. 

As well as helping people in recovery from addiction issues, High Level is also available to help people who are concerned about their family or friends’ alcohol and/or drug use, as well as supporting supported vulnerable people to get medication and food parcels during the lockdown. 

If you need support, please contact Callum on 07848 035 697 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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