Compass Coventry Young People’s Substance Misuse Service and Aspire Early Intervention Service
12 Warwick Row, Coventry CV1 1ED
Freephone: 0800 121 4043
Office number; 02476251653
The Compass Coventry Young People’s Service is a free and confidential service commissioned by Coventry City Council to provide targeted and specialist interventions for young people, aged up to 18, who are affected by their own or another’s substance misuse. The service also supports families and fellow professionals in the wider children’s workforce.
Compass Aspire is a free and confidential service commissioned by Coventry City Council to provide personalised behavioural change support to young people between the ages of 11-16 (20 if LAC) systematically identified as being at risk of substance misuse, poor sexual health, poor/coercive/abusive relationships and teenage pregnancy to avoid the escalation of risks that may require greater levels of intervention at a later stage.
The service operates out of a discreet central base, located close to partner agencies for young people, as well as providing an outreach service through satellite venues across the city. The team work in partnership with the adult Community Drugs Team to deliver a range of health care interventions such as heath assessments, NEX provision, BBV screening and vaccinations and pharmacological (detoxification and prescribing). The team also provides a dedicated service for the Youth Offending Team for young people identified through the Asset process.
Compass works closely with Youth Justice Services and is increasing the number of referrals into specialist treatment from other agencies by working closely with CAMHS, A&E, school nurses and children and family teams. The range of support offered to fellow professionals includes co location provisions with early intervention teams, attendance at three way meetings and early identification and engagement training for frontline staff.
The Compass team is addressing a general under representation of young females and young people from BME and LGBT groups in the specialist service by working directly with strategic groups and other local providers to raise the profile of services within diverse communities.