Waltham Forest WDP/DIP

Waltham Forest WDP/DIP

Site Name

Waltham Forest WDP/DIP

Address: 31 Alpha Business Centre 60 South Grove
Walthamstow E17 7NX

Service(s) provided

community, specialist services, addictions

Suitable for:

Offenders who misuse drugs


WDP Waltham Forest offers a Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) service with the aim to engage and support as many drug using offenders as possible into identified treatment. The Waltham Forest DIP team will support clients by identifying their needs and referring to the most appropriate treatment and support service. The team also works with clients whether they are in prison or in the community.
Services available include:

  • Comprehensive assessment with a key worker
  • Alcohol Treatment Requirement assessment
  • Drug Rehabilitation Requirement assessment
  • Meet at gates and visiting clients in prison
  • Coordination of transfer from prison to community
  • Support at court
  • Escorting
  • Rapid prescribing appointments
  • Referral to counselling
  • Initial brief interventions where the client has a one-off meeting with a keyworker in a criminal justice setting to discuss their alcohol use and learn about
  • safer drinking strategies
  • Referral to complementary therapies and structured treatment
  • Referral for support with housing and benefits
  • Support for clients in applying for detoxification and rehabilitation services, including residential rehabilitation
  • Citizens Advice Bureau surgery
  • Specialist support from trained practitioners for people with the ‘dual diagnosis’ of mental health and substance use problems, through our Linked In project
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Opening / Clinic Times

09:00 – 17:00 – Mon – Fri


020 8509 4700 24/7 – Referral Line: 0800 294 2422


020 8521 7339

Access to Service

Referral & Self Referral

Referral Process

WDP Waltham Forest receives its referrals from the criminal justice system (Courts, Probation, Prisons and Police stations) for residents of Waltham Forest Borough.
Individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system within the last 12 months can refer themselves to the service. The best way to contact WDP Waltham Forest is via the 24 hour helpline on 0800 294 2422.

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31 Alpha Business Centre 60 South Grove
Walthamstow E17 7NX