Breaking Free Wins New Contracts

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Breaking Free Group, creators of a pioneering digital healthcare platform targeting addictive behaviours, has signed two new contracts with drug and alcohol charity, Westminster Drug Project (WDP) and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT).

A comprehensive and clinically-proven digital treatment programme for alcohol and drug dependency; Breaking Free Online provides easily accessible intervention by addressing the underlying psychological and lifestyle issues that drive substance misuse.

WDP is an innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. For over 25 years, they have provided support to individuals and families across London, the South East and East of England. They believe that, with the right support, people can make long-lasting transformations in their lives to improve their health, well-being and social integration. By utilising Breaking Free Online, WDP will be able to offer 24 hour access to confidential treatment to its service users and respond more effectively to emerging drug trends.

Manish Nanda, Joint Chief Executive Officer of WDP, said: “WDP are extremely excited to be working with Breaking Free Online. Both organisations pride themselves on delivering innovative, evidence-based interventions; making this a natural partnership. By rolling out Breaking Free Online across our services, WDP will be able to expand service user choice and increase accessibility. Ultimately, it will enable us to reach more people.

Following a successful ten-week pilot scheme across six services in Tower Hamlets, the Breaking Free Online programme will now be made available across the Borough.

Glyn Davies, Service Development Director at Breaking Free, said: “We are delighted to be entering into new partnerships with these two organisations who are committed to harnessing technology, innovation and expanding treatment choice in their efforts to empower service users. These new contracts reflect the success of Breaking Free Online and we look forward to announcing more new contract wins over the next few months as more bodies look to enhance their treatment programmes in this increasingly digital age.”

The Innovation Birmingham Campus is currently fully let with a waiting list for space from new and growing tech businesses. Significant investment has insured its 130 technology tenants can already access 30Gbit/s broadband speeds – equalling the fastest internet connection available anywhere in the UK.

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