COVID-19: Support for treatment and recovery services

Collective Voice will be doing everything it can over the coming weeks and months to support the sector at this challenging time. We will be updating this page when new relevant guidance emerges so please keep checking back. We are also looking into what else we can collate or create to strengthen this resource bank. If you have any ideas please email

If you are having problems obtaining supplies of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitising gel, you can call the NHS supply disruption number: 0800 915 9964.

There is also a Slack channel open for information sharing across substance misuse treatment.

Guidance and support

Our support for the sector

If you work for a small treatment and recovery provider and feel that you are struggling in your preparations for COVID-19 or would like to discuss preparations please email us and we will do our best to connect you to someone in a larger organisation happy to talk.

Please note that whilst we will endeavour to do this as soon as possible we cannot guarantee the timescale or content of the advice. Our role is simply to link.

5 Responses to COVID-19: Support for treatment and recovery services

  1. Raff latif 15/03/2020 at 7:29 am #

    Thankyou for all updates

  2. Jen L 14/05/2020 at 8:28 am #

    Many thanks Oliver and team for this excellent website and collating resources. We are in this storm together but we are not all in the same boat. However I think you are providing useful map and coordinates – if that metaphor works 🙂

    • Oliver Standing 15/05/2020 at 2:05 pm #

      Hi Jen
      Thanks for that kind comment, and yes i do think the metaphor works!
      If we have provided people piloting organisation through the storm with map and coordinates that sounds to be of genuine value to the field.
      All the best

  3. Jane Smith 18/06/2020 at 1:44 pm #


    I am working with of a group of individuals who are striving to set up a charitable organisation to provide services for those in and around Lichfield.

    Looking at the Covid-19 support, am I right in thinking that the £330,000 is to support those with substance misuse during the pandemic only?

    As an organisation does Collective Voice provide any other funding that would be available next year?

    Also is it possible to register for updates/newsletters from Collective Voice?


    • Peter Keeling 18/06/2020 at 3:22 pm #

      Hi Jane,

      Yes, the Covid-19 relief fund will be for extra or adapted services organisations have provided for people experiencing substance misuse during the pandemic. We’ll have more details on this next week.

      We don’t have any plans to provide additional funding in the future – the Covid-19 relief fund is being provided by central government through the Department for Digitial, Culture, Media and Sport.

      Please do sign up for our weekly newsletter – – and feel free to drop me an email directly, it would be great to hear more about your work:

      Best wishes,


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