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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

New Director of Operations announced

We are delighted to announce Huw Thomas has been appointed as Barod’s new Director of Operations. Huw has an extensive background in delivering substance misuse services to adults, children and young people in the South Wales area. In his early career, Huw joined the Integrated Offender Management Unit within the Probation Service, working to provide … Continued

Save the date – 14th March 2022

Glasgow Overdose Prevention Service to visit Llanelli On the 14th March, Peter Krykant’s former Overdose Prevention Service Van will be visiting Wales. Peter set up this service in 2020, without legal sanction, in Glasgow, as a response to the growing overdose issue and HIV rates among people who inject drugs, in the city. In the … Continued

Barod awarded two employment statuses

Last week Barod received confirmation of our registration as a Disability Confident Employer. This has been awarded to Barod due to our commitment to ensure that we recruit and retain individuals who may have physical or hidden disabilities, by providing the necessary support to enable these individuals to carry out their role. Prior to this … Continued

Christmas opening times at Barod

During the festive period, all of our services will be closed on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th December and Monday 3rd January, including our needle exchange services and Live Webchat Service. On all other days, all services will be open as normal. For our Naloxone Click and Deliver Service, in order for your kit to be … Continued

Barod support South Wales Police in piloting carrying Naloxone

Barod initiated the first discussions with South Wales Police (SWP) just over 2 years ago to highlight the role the first response from police can play in responding to an opiate overdose. The discussions and development of policy and procedures were then developed to support the initiative and to ensure the role and identity of … Continued

Naloxone Click & Deliver Service

New Wales-wide Naloxone Click & Deliver Service launched Barod are extremely pleased to announce the launch of a Wales-wide Naloxone Click & Deliver Service. Anyone across Wales can complete and submit an order form, via Barod’s website, to have Naloxone delivered, for free, straight to their door. The Naloxone Click & Deliver Service is the … Continued

Run off the Blues 2022

Today we have officially launched our ‘Run off the Blues’ 2022 event. This is a food bank fundraising event whereby Barod staff, volunteers and people who access our services commit to achieving a specific step target, from from 75,000 (ave. 2,500 steps per day) to 800,000 (ave. 26,000 steps per day) steps, throughout January. Our … Continued

Peer 2 Peer Naloxone Pilot in Cwm Taf

New Welsh peers set to hit the streets of Merthyr Tydfil to dispense life saving drug Six new peers have been trained to start dispensing naloxone in a bid to save lives and reduce drug-related-deaths in Merthyr Tydfil. Simon, Lisa, Jey, Gemma, Bleddyn and Kelly, who now form MADD (Merthyr Against Drug Deaths) attended the … Continued

DDAS & Choices West at Aberystwyth Uni Freshers 2021

DDAS & Choices attend 2021 Aberystwyth University Freshers week! DDAS & Choices West were excited to be back working with Aberystwyth University on 28th September, after a two year break, to attend the Uni’s freshers week. Information around harm reduction, young people specific support, as well as information regarding concerned other services and bilingual support, … Continued

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