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A drugs worker from Doncaster has won a top award from the NHS organisation where he works.

Neil Firbank, of Aspire won the Chief Executive’s award from the annual RDaSH staff awards.

Neil is pictured with RDaSH Chairman Lawson Pater (left) and Chief Executive Kathryn Singh (right).
Neil is pictured with RDaSH Chairman Lawson Pater (left) and Chief Executive Kathryn Singh (right).

Neil was chosen for the outstanding contributions he makes to the service users he works with and for helping promote recovery from drink and drugs.

Each year Neil organises a Recovery Games – a sporting event for those who are recovering, delivers accredited training to professionals and always takes part in promoting recovery out of work on social media and takes part in recovery walks with those who are working hard to stop drinking or taking drugs.

Kathryn Singh,  RDaSH Chief Executive, said: “Neil is an inspiration to us all. He works so hard in his job, and out of work, to promote that it is possible to recover from addiction. He is liked by his clients, staff and other professionals he works with and is an ambassador for the drugs and alcohol service.”

Other award winners at the event from Doncaster are: The Let’s Get Ready for School Together Multi Agency Team; the Amber Lodge Intensive Support Unit, Rehabilitation and Recovery; the Learning and Development Team based at Tickhill Road Hospital and Alison Lancaster, Head of All Age Service, Doncaster.