The Early Intervention aspect of the Early Break Service is an innovative prevention Service which primarily targets young people in Bury and Rochdale under the age of 19 years, who are vulnerable to and/or using substances, including alcohol. The Service is delivered through street and community/school based work, to engage those young people who are taking risks, particularly with drugs and alcohol.
The aims of the Early Intervention Service are
- To reduce harm the harm caused by substance use
- To support young people to make healthier choices
- To improve the quality of life for young people
- To ensure current drug and alcohol use by young people does not escalate
- To provide access to appropriate services where required
Early Break workers have the skills and expertise to work with Black and Minority Ethnic Groups. Services are designed to reach out to these groups of young people to reduce barriers that may prevent these young people accessing drug and alcohol services. In some areas of service there are projects that are aimed at targeting individuals from specific BME groups. The young people from such groups receive the same servcie offer as any young person we come into contact with.
If you are aware of a potential area that the Early Intervention Team could target please get in touch through the contact us area of the website.