Barod’s substance misuse service in Cwm Taf, covering Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf, provides a number of different services for adults and young people who use substances. The service also offers support to concerned others – friends and family of substance users, whether the individual is accessing treatment themselves or not.
The service is delivered under the umbrella of one integrated substance misuse service in partnership with the Community Drug and Alcohol Team, the Youth Offending Service, Children’s Services, CAMHS and Criminal Justice; providing a one-stop service that meets the needs of individuals whatever stage of their recovery journey they are at.
The single point of contact for referrals into substance misuse services in Cwm Taf is DASPA.
Individuals and professionals can refer into DAPSA using the telephone number 0300 333 0000 or you can complete a referral online on the DASPA website.
For support groups available via the Cwm Taf Service, please click here.
Training for professionals
The service can also offer free training to professionals, including
- Basic Substance Misuse
- Talking to Young People about Substances
- Working with Young People about Substances
You can find more details of the training that is on offer on the training page
The Next Step Drop-in Pontypridd
The Next Step offers Drop In during set times of the week, as well as groups and activitiies.
For the most up to date timetable, please contact the drop-in directly
8, Gelliwasted Road,
Young Person’s Peer Mentoring Service,
This service, delivered in partnership with Gofal, is available to 16-24 year olds in Cwm Taf and aims to support individuals to gain qualifications, volunteering experience and/ or employment. To refer any individual to this service, please contact DASPA on 0300 333 0000.