PROPS – Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse, is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse. For more information call our Helpline on 0191 226 3440.
PROPS provides a wide range of support services such as: one-to-one support, counselling, drug awareness training, a confidential out-of-hours helpline, volunteer support and respite breaks.Â Contact us to find out more.
Please remember that you are not alone and we have a dedicated and friendly team here to help you if you are living with, or caring for someone misusing drugs or alcohol. Call our Helpline on 0191 226 3440. We’re here for you.
1-1 support offers the carer an assessment process in order to effectively respond to the aims and the objectives identified in the Care-Plan so that goals can be achieved by the carer through the support provided.
Our support groups welcome parents, partners, families and carers of drug and alcohol misusers. We all recognise the hurt, pain, anger, fear and guilt each of us is going throughand we are therefore able to support one another in a supportive caring way.
PROPS have also increased opportunities for families to access respite breaks through partnership working together with providers who offer specific services.
Sessions are delivered within the community and include a Family Support Worker to ensure equality in access is offered as well as appropriate levels of support. The courses are also designed to act as a stepping-stone for those in a transitional stage, who feel more able and confident to access further/higher education and training opportunities within mainstream services.
Volunteers are trained to facilitate support groups, offer 1-1 support work, deliver drugs awareness courses to community groups, chair meetings, use telephone helpline skills, as well as speaking at conferences to raise the profile of carers needs, fundraising, and administration tasks. Volunteers have committed over 2600 hours to the project within the last year and can specialise in whatever area of work they may wish to become involved with.