We are delighted to announce that the merger between the long established Doncaster based alcohol charity, Doncaster Alcohol Services (DAS), and Project 6 has now got full Board approval and is going to go ahead on 1st July 2020. The merger means that DAS will be part of Project 6 and operate as ‘Project 6 Doncaster”.
The DAS Board, some of whom are going forward to join the Project 6 Board, would like to thank the many organisations, colleagues and Doncaster residents who have supported DAS over the years and to ask for their continued support going forward in the new venture. They wish to assure people that there is a common agreement that the legacy of DAS in Doncaster will not be lost as a result of this merger.
As a combined organisation we will employ over 55 staff across West and South Yorkshire who are all committed to our core purpose of providing opportunities and choices for individuals, families and communities affected by substance misuse and complex needs, to create meaningful and sustainable change in their well-being.
The current DAS CEO, Callum Dixon, will be remaining in post until the end of July during which time he will be in contact with stakeholders and partners to say goodbye. From 1st August, Vicki Beere, current Project 6 CEO, will provide leadership across all sites, with support from an excellent Senior Leadership Team.
Callum Dixon, DAS CEO, says
“Service delivery will continue as usual after 1st July and our ambitions for people in Doncaster remain the same. Joining Project 6 offers new opportunities to innovate our service design and delivery for the benefit of everyone accessing our support in Doncaster and also ensures sustainability going forward. This means we can continue to develop and expand local services that meet the changing needs of local people.”
Doncaster Alcohol Services have been delivering services in Doncaster for almost 40 years and their vision is that every individual in Doncaster has the awareness, skills and confidence to make effective choices about their usage of alcohol and other drugs.
In 2018 a new CEO came into post, with a new vision and new direction for the organisation which now offers three strands of service delivery: prevent, treat and recover
- Prevention is all the work we do on raising awareness, supporting young people and reducing social isolation
- Treatment is the work we do supporting people to engage with mainstream treatment, providing counselling and holistic therapies through The Healing Light
Recover is the work done families, the community and our work in Sober Social