PROPS - Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance misuse
0191 226 3440 / 0779 124 6049
You are not alone
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9am - 9pm
Monday - Sunday
Newcastle & North Tyneside PROPS
0191 226 3440 / 0779 124 6049
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Defn. “a short period of rest or relief”

Living with, or caring for, a loved one who misuses substances can have a huge impact on your life, both emotionally and physically. Respite is an extremely important of self-care for you and your family, in coping with the issues associated with problematic substance misuse.

PROPS provide and manage an out of the area respite facility Caravan – accommodating eight family members, situated approximately twenty miles north of Newcastle.

Short breaks are available throughout the year and provide families/carers with an opportunity to unwind and enjoy rare quality time spent together without the hustle, bustle and stress of their daily routine and chaotic lifestyle.

Other respite opportunities
People who use our services tell us how much they value respite and we aim to offer as many opportunities as possible for families to access respite breaks through working together with others agencies and services.

Examples of respite opportunities include:
  – Trips to Minsteracres, a retreat centre in the Northeast of England.
  – St Anthony’s Priory
  – Social Activities
  – Trips to Beamish
  – Arts Workshops

Events and opportunities are advertised in our newsletter.

Call the PROPS helpline on 0191 226 3440

Our telephone helpline service is delivered by trained volunteers & operates from 5pm-9pm weekdays and 9am-9pm weekend.

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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.

How To Get Help

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.