A NEW substance misuse centre in Trowbridge has opened its doors to the public.

Wiltshire Council has opened the Rothermere centre, in Bythesea Road, which combines supported housing with treatment facilities.

This also allows clients access to the help they need, such as advice on health and finding work. It has five single bedrooms, with a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health, said: “We are very proud of this centre which will offer protection, safety and a helping hand to individuals who are getting their lives back on track.

“Our substance misuse supported housing units offer an enormous contribution to the lives of residents, giving hope and help when it is most needed.

“Wiltshire Council is committed to protecting vulnerable members of the community and Rothermere is a brilliant example of how this is being implemented. Effective partnership working with multiple stakeholders has made this project such a success."

Rothermere forms part of IMPACT, the Swindon and Wiltshire Active Recovery Service, run by Turning Point, which was launched on April 3.

The service will focus on prevention, accessibility, collaboration with partners and treatment to try to reduce substance misuse across Wiltshire and Swindon and support those who need it.