Family & Carers

Inclusion Visions Thurrock (IVT) understand that substance misuse is not just an individual issue and is something that impacts the whole family and wider community.

  • We give commitment and participation to Local Families Forums attending regular meetings to keep up to date with innovative and best practice and community resources. We will go to Early Help hubs and support with service user’s who may need encouragement to access treatment services.
  • We work in partnership with Children’s Centres and Services, having substance use professionals from Inclusion Thurrock as part of the social work teams.
  • We also utilise local grass roots services such as Young Mums Matter, Parents Support Link, and Alanon accepting and making referrals.
  • We support parents, carers, family members and significant others to break the cycle of addiction and get support for themselves. There are Carers groups and one-to-one support available at
    CARIADS,Information, Advice and Support for Carers 01375 659172 www.thurrockmind.org.uk

    We respect our service user’s right to confidentiality but if it their wish is for us to involve their family member in their treatment – then we do this together. We work with our service user’s including their family members in recovery planning and detox interventions. We are aware and sensitive to the sometimes fractured relationships that often exist within families impacted by substance misuse. We are experienced in supporting our service user’s and their loved one’s with their wishes to heal and repair these moving forward through their journey.

Inclusion value collaborative working, realising that often our service user’s and their families have complex problems that may need several services to work in partnership to support them to find sustainable solutions.

We like to participate in strategic forums to influence outcomes and advocate for our client group. We will offer training to other professionals to support reduction in discrimination and engender compassion and understanding.