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New provider to run Wiltshire’s Councils MOTIV8 service

Wiltshire Council has announced a new provider to run its specialist children and young people’s substance misuse service MOTIV8.

The charity Developing Health and Independence (DHI) was chosen following a tendering process and will focus on prevention and engagement with children and young people misusing substances.

DHI has an excellent track record of delivering effective drug and alcohol services in the South West.

The charity’s project 28, its work with children and young people in the Bath and North East Somerset area, provided DHI with a good basis for its bid.

Wiltshire’s Community Safety Partnership and Children’s Trust Board announced the new provider following a selection process with senior representatives from Public Health, Youth Offending Services and the council’s Young People’s Commissioning team. DHI will provide the new service from 1st October 2014.

Maggie Rae, corporate director for Public Health and Public Protection and Chair of the Community Safety Partnership said, “We look forward to this vital service being developed to ensure that children and young people who are misusing substances can continue to get all the help and support they need.”

Keith Humphries, cabinet member for public health said, “DHI has a proven record of working with young people who need help with substance abuse and we believe the charity can help our young people in Wiltshire to manage their problems and get their lives back on track.”