Chula Goonewardene, Steps’ Senior Counsellor and Operations Manager, is interviewed by the Independent and talks about the need for residential rehab in the face of increased cuts. The feature states that:

“Spending on residential rehabilitation services for drug and alcohol addicts in England has been slashed by nearly a quarter over the past four years.

New figures show that eight local councils have had to reduce budgets for the service by more than half since 2013.

Experts say this is depriving vulnerable people of “vital” services, with sometimes fatal consequences”.

Read Chula’s response and the rest of the article here: