A new IT suite has been unveiled for local people at the Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) in Hammersmith and Fulham, a Blenheim partnership service with Turning Point, which provides advice, treatment and support to people whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use. The new IT equipment will support people who have overcome addiction and the wider community with finding employment and developing relevant skills to help rebuild their lives.
The new IT suite was created with the generous support of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, (WCIT) which awarded a grant of £4,500 to Blenheim for the equipment.
WCIT Liveryman, Jason Scott-Taggart, who attended the launch said:
“It is wonderful to see Information Technology being put to such good use and helping very deserving people to move forward in their lives.”
The upgraded suite will be used by adults of all ages living in Hammersmith and Fulham, who have overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs and been living substance free for six months. Many people have been out of employment for long periods and need support to help get back on their feet. DAWS ETE services include help with attaining qualifications in vocational skills such as construction and computing, CV writing and job search, and brushing up on interview technique.
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