WDP Harrow DIP
(Please note note this is not the Harrow Road service - please click here for information on Westminster, Harrow Road)
333a Station Road, Harrow
Middlesex HA1 2AA
Tel: 020 8515 7830
Fax: 020 8515 7840
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Services provided at WDP Harrow
WDP Harrow offers Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) services with the aim to engage and support as many drug using offenders as possible into identified treatment. The Harrow DIP team will support clients by identifying their needs and referring them the most appropriate service. The team will continue to work with the service users whether they are in prison or in the community.
The Harrow DIP team works from Harrow Police Station, Magistrates and Crown Court, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and in the community.
Alongside drug work, WDP Harrow also provides several specialist alcohol services. Please see the services below for more information.
Services available include:
Drug Interventions Programme (DIP):
- One-to-ones with a key worker
- Advice on harm reduction and overdose management
- Referral into structured treatment e.g. prescribing, counselling or day programme
- Referral into other support services e.g. housing, education, training and employment
- Supporting on entry to and release from prison
- Assessment for residential rehab
- Assessment for Drug Rehabilitation Requirement
- Rapid prescribing for DIP, DRR and GPSC clients.
GP Shared Care:
- Clients are prescribed via their GP (who must be part of the scheme) and key worked by WDP GP Shared Care coordinator and GP Shared Care nurse.
Support for alcohol users:
- Screen tests and more extended assessments to thoroughly evaluate an individual's alcohol problems and help refer them to appropriate support services;
- Brief interventions, involving one-to-one meetings where a key worker identifies a client's alcohol problems and motivates them to do something about it. Initial brief interventions involve a short one-off meeting in custody, whereas extended brief interventions consist of regular meetings over several weeks beyond the custody setting, to allow clients with more serious alcohol problems to develop a tailored care plan with the key worker.
How to access the service
Referrals come from our criminal justice services, local drug and alcohol service, GPs and Prison CARAT teams.
Our service can also be accessed on a voluntary basis.
WDP Harrow provides the service on behalf of Harrow Drug and Alcohol Action Team (Harrow DAAT).
WDP Harrow works in partnership with the Criminal Justice Services, GPs, Pharmacists and local drug and alcohol services.