South Bristol Drugs Project to hold open day in Filwood


A service which provides support for people with drug and alcohol issues in South Bristol will be holding an open day at its Knowle West base in December.

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) opened the South Bristol Drugs Project in Filwood Community Centre in 2014 to cater for the drug and alcohol support needs of communities across South Bristol.

The event is to showcase the project’s work – ranging from advice and information and a needle exchange service to groups for Alcohol Detox Support and Preparation for Recovery.

There will also be performances by Bristol’s Recovery Choir, ‘Rising Voices”, and the BDP Drama Group, as well as festive food and refreshments provided.

BDP’s Recovery Services Manager, Justin Hoggans said: “Alcohol and drug problems affect lots of people and too often go unnoticed or are overlooked. Our open day is a great opportunity to break down this barrier and allow people and services from the local community to find out about the diverse range of support we’re able to offer people.

“We’re also excited to be showcasing performances our drama group and recovery choir, featuring service users who have made great steps in their recovery.”

The open day will be held on Monday 19 December at Filwood Community Centre in Barnstaple Road from 12.30-3pm with people able to drop in at any time. Those interested in attending should register online via Eventbrite.

For more information contact Justin on 0117 987 6007 or 0797 342 1023.