Aspire hosts Police and Crime Commissioner Visit

A Doncaster-based treatment and rehabilitation service that supports the recovery of people from drug and alcohol addiction, hosted a visit from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

Dr Billings visited Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services on April 30 to see the work that the service is doing to reduce the harm caused by substance misuse across the Doncaster borough.

During the visit Dr Billings toured the facilities at New Beginnings, a specialist detox and rehabilitation unit in Balby and also Rosslyn House in Doncaster town centre and spoke to staff, volunteers and clients.

Stuart Green, Aspire Service Manager, said: “We are very pleased that Dr Billings took the opportunity to come and see the service we provide to help people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The work that we do here in Doncaster plays an important role in helping to reduce drug and alcohol related crime.”

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that communities feel safe and protected and works in partnership with a range of agencies at a local and national level to prevent and reduce crime.

Dr Alan Billings is pictured second left with Aspire’s staff