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CADAS has a new service partner

The addiction help service provided by long-time CADAS partner Unity has a new name: Recovery Steps Cumbria.

The service is now being delivered jointly by Humankind and The Well, who took over from Unity on  October 1st, 2021.

CADAS volunteer Steve Russell explains: “Each new provider has many years’ experience of delivering clinical drug and alcohol treatment services across the UK, and will draw on this shared expertise to support people in all parts of Cumbria.


“Existing Unity clients have already been transferred to the new service but anyone wishing to know more about the change and how it might affect them can call CADAS on 0300 111 4002.”

Recovery Steps Cumbria has a ‘no-wrong-door’ policy on access, and the nature and level of treatment provided will always be tailored to meet each individual’s support needs. Anyone identifying as having such a need can call Recovery Steps Cumbria on 01900 512300 or email them at

Recovery Steps Cumbria operates from the following locations:

  • 1st Floor Stocklund House, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8SY
  • 92-96 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1RD
  • 6 Finkle Street, Workington CA14 2AY
  • 21b Lowther Street, Whitehaven CA28 7DG
  • Community venues and GP practices in Kendal and Penrith.

A spokesperson for Recovery Steps Cumbria said: “We support people who misuse, abuse or are addicted to, and/or recovering from, a substance or activity that has a negative impact on their and/or other’s safety, health and wellbeing.

“We are looking forward to working with communities across the county and supporting more people to help them recover.”

About Humankind

Humankind is committed to reducing deprivation and exclusion, and to improving people’s wellbeing. We have about 1,400 staff and 100 volunteers providing services for more than 76,000 people. Our specialist services include substance use, clinical, employment training and education, housing services, housing support and health, young people and families’ services.

About The Well

The Well supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through therapy, counselling, peer-mentoring, employment-training and social activities. It is at the heart of the recovery community in Cumbria and north Lancashire, where it keeps helping and keeps growing.


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