Unity Unity

Professionals & Adults Working with Young People

About Unity

The Matthew Project was successful in re-tendering for the provision of young people's drug and alcohol services in Norfolk. On 1st October 2014 the Under18 team became The Matthew Project: Unity, providing two new services in partnership with Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustNorfolk Children's Services and Norfolk Carers Support.


Services for young people who misuse substances includes: 

  • Advice, support, brief interventions and treatment for young people and their families
  • Comprehensive assessment and regular support or counselling with a care plan
  • Harm reduction work including blood borne virus testing and vaccinations
  • Community Prescribing, family interventions and access to residential treatment
  • Support for parents

 
A new service for children and young people affected by the substance misuse of others is providing:

 

  • Comprehensive assessment and regular support or counselling with a care plan
  • Specific support for young carers in partnership with Norfolk Carers Support
  • Group activities and the chance to have fun
  • Parenting courses

 

The services also provides advice and consultation for professionals working with children and young people.

 



1-2-1 Services

  • Advice, support, brief interventions and treatment for young people using substances and their families
  • Comprehensive assessment and regular support or counselling with a care plan
  • Advice and support for young people affected by someone else's substance misuse
  • Harm reduction work including blood borne virus testing and vaccinations
  • Community Prescribing, family interventions and access to residential treatment
  • Support for children, young people and their families who are affected by the substance misuse of others
 

Group work

  • Support for parents, carers and professionals who work with young people, including drug and alcohol awareness sessions
  • Assemblies
  • Targeted sessions for young people at risk of misusing substances
  • Targeted outreach on The Matthew Project Voicebox caravan

Click here for more information on accessing these services


We welcome consultation calls or emails!

Please get in touch:

  • If you are unsure whether to refer a young person to our service or not
  • If you would like help and support with the referral process, including help to complete the FSP form
  • If you would like some advice on supporting the young people you work with, around substance misuse

Accessing The Matthew Project: Unity

Young people can be referred to the service via the following process:

  • Telephone call to Unity; giving relevant detail about the young person including information on their substance use.
  • All referrers are offered an informal consultation meeting, to take place with the young person to check the appropriateness of the referral and assess if there is a need for a Family Support Process

Resources
Click here for details of leaflets and DVD's available from the Matthew Project


Contact Us

Tel: 01603 216420

Email:unity@matthewproject.org