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Barod joins Correlation

We are delighted to announce that Barod has been accepted to join the Correlation European Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), as an active member. Correlation EHRC has an excellent reputation for bring together organisations and professionals from across Europe to develop the harm reduction field across substance use and other social and health inequalities. The network … Continued

Glasgow OPS van visits Merthyr Tydfil

On Thursday 26th January 2023, the Glasgow Overdose Prevention Service (OPS) van will be visiting Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare. This is a great opportunity to have a look in, and discuss, a unique harm reduction service that is currently unavailable, anywhere within the UK. The Glasgow OPS was set up by Peter Krykant in response … Continued

Run off the Blues 2023

Today we launch our third instalment of our Run off the Blues, a multifaceted campaign that aims to promote positive wellbeing, as well as raising funds for Food Banks in our areas. The idea is simple. Those who sign up, choose one of six distance milestones to aim towards, throughout the month of January. Those … Continued

Barod’s 50th birthday bash

You are invited Barod’s 50th birthday bash We are incredibly excited to share the news of our upcoming 50th birthday bash on 28th September at Depot Cardiff. Barod today is significantly different from its beginnings comprising over 200 staff and volunteers and we will be hosting a festival-themed event celebrating our 50 year history with … Continued


Cardiff and the Vale Drug and Alcohol Service (CAVDAS) Launched on the 1st August 2022, CAVDAS is now the main service within the Cardiff and Vale area, supporting people affected by substance use. CAVDAS is an alliance between Barod, Recovery Cymru and Kaleidoscope, with strategic partners G4S and Pobl. From a Barod perspective, delivering services … Continued

Mike Parry Art Award 2022

Our annual art award competition is back for its 4th year. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Mike Parry Art Award Competition 2022. This year’s theme is ‘CELEBRATION‘ and it is open to interpretation in what you perceive celebration to mean to you. If you have been involved with substance use services … Continued

Annual National Pen Y Fan Recovery Walk

The annual national recovery walk at Pen Y Fan is back for 2022 Following a break of three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that the annual national recovery walk at Pen Y Fan is back for 2022. The event will be taking place on Thursday 14th July at South … Continued

Peer 2 Peer Naloxone pilot in Swansea

On the 3rd March 2022, the Swansea Peer to Peer Naloxone pilot started. The new peers have been trained to start dispensing naloxone in a bid to save lives and reduce drug-related-deaths in Swansea. Who have now formed S.A.F.E. (Swansea Against Fatal Episodes) attended the two day training that was facilitated by the team in … Continued

Barod joins Drug Science Enhanced Harm Reduction Group

We are proud to announce that we have joined the Drug Science Enhanced Harm Reduction working group. The consortium of scientific experts, academics, policy makers, treatment providers and advocacy groups, are working collaboratively to reduce the harms of intravenous drug use. The main aim of the group is to develop the evidence base for reducing … Continued

Zero Racism Wales Pledge

Barod are pleased to announce the we have signed the Zero Racism Wales pledge. As part of this pledge, we hold ourselves and one another accountable and will challenge any, and all forms of racism. We stand in solidarity with our partners, other organisations and individuals who have have, and will sign up to this … Continued

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