In recognition of the dedicated way the team at Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care kept their service running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the Covid pandemic, SDAC has received an award from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey.
SDAC provides counselling to those who seek support with alcohol, drug and associated mental health problems. That includes not just those struggling with addiction but their families as well.
Whilst telephone counselling sessions were well placed to meet the social distancing restrictions imposed over the last 18 months, the fact that the whole team of volunteers have continued to maintain the service in the face of all the difficulties, says a great deal about their commitment, not just to SDAC, but to each and every person who needs help.
His Honour Judge Robert Fraser DL presenting the award on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant highlighted how vital SDAC’s confidential helpline and free counselling service was for Surrey residents concerned about alcohol or drug use and thanked the whole team for their outstanding support to the community throughout such a difficult period.