Harm reduction & needle exchange
The Harm Reduction team works throughout Bradford district to help people to reduce the harm that may be caused by their alcohol and/or drug use.
The team provides needle exchange services at two of our two hubs – at 6 Temple Street in Keighley and Unity House in Bradford. Harm Reduction workers also go out and about across the whole city, providing an outreach service for needle exchange, harm reduction and support to people who’d benefit from the service and want to reduce drug and alcohol-related harm.
As part of the needle exchange service, the team works with 16 city-wide pharmacies where the needle exchange service is available.
The aim of the needle exchange service is to reduce the rates of equipment sharing amongst injecting drug users thereby preventing the risks of infection and drug-related harm amongst individuals and their communities.
Naloxone Kits Save Lives
The Harm Reduction team can provide a naloxone kit to service users. They will give people the knowledge to be able to use the kit if needed. This is a potentially life-saving piece of kit that temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Speak to any worker within New Vision Bradford about getting a naloxone kit. Find out more about naloxone.