Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Drugs and alcohol

If you, or someone you know, would like support around drug and/or alcohol use, make contact with our drug and alcohol treatment services for adults or young people.

Change, Grow, Live Southwark (CGL)

Change, Grow, Live Southwark adult drug and alcohol treatment service is available to anyone living in Southwark over 18 who is seeking help with their substance use.

You can contact the service by:

Change, Grow, Live Southwark Young People

Change, Grow, Live Southwark Young People provides a drug and alcohol service for young people aged 17 years and under and some younger adults aged up to 24 years, in Southwark. The service also provides specialist family support for children and adults affected by substances.

You can contact the service by:

Southwark Recovery Support Service (RSS)

Southwark Recovery Support Service, provided by Janus Resonance Factor Limited, is a peer-led service that specialises in supporting members of the borough’s communities to access peer support for their drug and/or alcohol use.

The service is made up of people with lived experience who aim to help encourage and inspire the personal recovery journey of other people with drug and/or alcohol support needs.

You can contact Julie Rogers the RSS Service Manager by phone 07588 701 987 or email if you:

  • would like support to access treatment
  • are in treatment and need support from a peer mentor
  • have lived experience of substance use and/or have been impacted by someone else’s substance use and want to be a peer mentor

Preventing and reducing drug-related death 

Naloxone is a lifesaving medication that is used to rapidly reverse or reduce the effects of opioid (including heroin) overdose. It can be given to any person who shows signs of an opioid overdose or where an overdose is suspected. Anyone can legally administer naloxone to another person alongside calling 999 and this will not cause harm if the person who is suspected of overdose if they have not used opioids.

Overdose awareness training and naloxone kits are accessible to all people using opioids in Southwark as well as their families and friends to reduce and prevent drug-related death.

Contact CGL Southwark and/or the Recovery Support Service for more information.

Needle exchange services

Anyone in Southwark who injects drugs, including image and performance-enhancing drugs, can access free clean injecting equipment, confidential advice and support and sharps bins from community pharmacies that provide a needle exchange service.

For more information on needle exchange service locations in Southwark, please contact Change, Grow, Live by phone.

Drug and/or alcohol-related emergencies

In the event of a drug and/or alcohol-related emergency, dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E department.

Page last updated: 18 January 2024


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