E D P Drug & Alcohol Services

E D P Drug & Alcohol Services

Charity information

E D P Drug & Alcohol Services

EDP works across Devon & Dorset, both in the communities and in HM Prisons supporting people towards recovery and reducing harm caused to individuals, families and communities by alcohol and drug misuse.
In addition we deliver the Drug Intervention Programme across Devon to ensure the continued engagement of drug-using offenders with treatment services.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    EDP’s Mission is ‘to open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities’.
    It is EDP’s vision ‘to improve the quality of life for people affected by substance misuse’.
    EDP’s Values are:

    BELIEF - We believe people can make it.
    We firmly believe in everyone’s potential. We know that people can and do make remarkable changes. We will never give up on the ambitions of people who use our services.

    RESPECT - How we work is as important as what we do.
    We will treat everyone respectfully – whether they use our services, work for us or work with us. We are creative, curious and flexible, constantly striving to use resources better.

    PARTNERS - We do it together.
    We see partnerships as the key to better futures for people affected by substance misuse. We develop strong and meaningful partnerships with people who use our services, staff, other agencies, our funders and our communities. We will ensure that our services are inclusive and accessible to all.

    DREAMS - Our dreams drive us to action.
    We can imagine a world where people are no longer blamed for their substance misuse, no longer socially excluded and are given support to rebuild their lives. We will call for more understanding, more compassion and more resources to achieve this.

  • Aims

    E D P Drug & Alcohol Services aims to:

    • The promotion of health by the reduction or prevention of substance misuse;
    • The education of the public about substance misuse and its effects
    • To relieve poverty, sickness and distress amongst substance abusers and their families
    • To undertake or support research into substance misuse and its effects, and to publish the useful results of such research.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 297370

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 101

    Part time staff: 25

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01392 666710

    Address: Central Services, Third Floor, Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP

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