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South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service formally launched

The South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service, which is led by Humankind, has been formally launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony in South Shields.

Humankind Area Manager Amy Cummings said: “We are bringing a new integrated service model to South Tyneside with a single point of contact. We have brought together four providers and are working together to support the residents of South Tyneside.”

Amy said: “We were joined by numerous local partners and stakeholders who came to share, coffee, cake and ideas on how we can further develop and enhance multi-agency working in the South Tyneside area.

“We would like to thank all staff and service users for their continued hard work and support.”

South Tyneside councillor Tracey Dixon, Lead Member for Independence and Wellbeing, said she had been impressed when she toured the service, which is based at Cookson House on River Drive, just a short walk from the town centre.

And she added: "We want to make sure our residents have access to the right support at the right time and I'm sure this highly skilled and experienced team will be able to offer exactly that."

The service began in April, this year.

Councillors Nancy Maxwell and Tracey Dixon launch the new STAR service at Cookson House, River Drive, South Shields, with Tom Hall, Ted Haughey, Jim Black, and Amy Cummings.

(Picture courtesy of South Tyneside Council)