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drug & alcohol action


The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team was established in 1995 following the publication of the Government's Anti-drug Strategy 'Tackling Drugs Together'. The Drug and Alcohol Action Team is responsible for the delivery of the national drug strategy. The organisation covers the whole of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The Drug and Alcohol Action Team works with Service Providers and other key local and regional agencies by:

  • Commissioning Services
  • Supporting Partnerships
  • Providing Information

Key services:

Click here to see a list of their key services


  • Manager - Robert Crossland
  • Commissioning Manager - Maurice Pearson
  • Communities Lead - Jo Mulkerrin
  • Administrative Support - Carol Lean
  • Shared Care Development worker - Annas Dixon
  • Part-time staff - Howard Stevens and Tony North

The Board Members:

  • Geoff Tate Chair, Assistant Chief Executive Cornwall County Council
  • Dave Ellis Chief Superintendent Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
  • Darren Hall Government Office South West, Drugs Team Representative on the DAAT
  • Derek Law Deputy Director, Social Services
  • Tony Gardner Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
  • William Thomas Chief Technical Officer, Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • Peter Vallis Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Devon and Cornwall Probation Area
  • Mary Cooper Assistant Director Partnerships and Development, Cornwall County Council
  • Frances Turner Acting Chief Housing Officer, Carrick District Council
  • Matthew Barton Assistant Chief Executive, Penwith District Council

DAAT Services

The Partnership Board:

The Partnership board meets at least four times per year to plan, and oversee the development and implementation of the National Drug Strategy in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

The Partnership Board consists of Chief Officers from:

§ County Council Chief Executive's Dept and Social Services § Police § Probation § Health § Isles of Scilly § Education § Community Safety § Housing § A representative of Government Office S.W. Drugs Team attends as an advisor


A task group headed by the Police is charged with reducing the supply of illegal drugs and tackling the trafficking of all drugs

Communities & Criminal Justice:

The DAAT works closely through its Community Safety and Criminal Justice Group with the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships to protect our communities from drug related anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Health & Social Care:

The Health and Social Care group is responsible for ensuring that high quality local treatment services are available across the four tiers and the treatment modalities. This includes housing and employment.

Young People:

The young people's task group focuses on preventing today's young people from becoming tomorrow's problematic drug users. Young people and their families need credible and realistic information, early intervention and targeted programmes.

Service Providers

Bosence Farm Community

Bosence Farm Community, a registered charity, offers post-detox 12-step residential support for individuals in recovery from alcohol and drug misuse.

CADA (Cornwall Alcohol and Drug Agency)

A non-statutory agency and charity specialising in working with alcohol problems either for drinkers or others affected by a drinker. The Charity also works with drug users and has a new Young People's service

Cornwall Community Drug and Alcohol Team

Cornwall Community Drug and Alcohol Team (CCDAT) is part of Cornwall Partnership Trust and provides countywide treatment to people with problematic and chaotic substance misuse problems.

Freshfield Service

The Freshfield Service is committed to people of all ages, who have concerns about their own drug use, or a friend or relative's. We work only in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and take great pride in learning from our customers and being a client-led service.


Gwellheans is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity, created in 1996 and is in the process of becoming a limited company. We are currently based in Redruth but accept referrals from across the county and are planning to expand our services across the county.

New Connection

The New Connection is a registered charity working to reduce homelessness and social exclusion in West Cornwall.

St Petrocs

Saint Petroc's Society was the first organisation in Cornwall to provide accommodation and social care services to meet the needs of single homeless people. Formed in 1986 at the instigation of the Bishop of St Germans, it has considerable support from all the churches, local communities and dedicated groups of 'Friends'.

Stonham Housing Association

Stonham Housing association is the UK's largest provider of housing, care and support services. Part of the Home Group, our work is driven by local needs and by the Government's national agenda.

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team. Chiltern House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JL. Tel: 01872 354471. Fax: 01872 354473.

Team Members and how to contact them:

Bob Crossland Tel: 01872 354472 E mail: KPS Jo Mulkerrin Tel: 01872 354376 E mail:
Maurice Pearson Tel: 01872 3544787 E mail: Carol Lean Tel: 01872 354471 E mail:

Cornwal & Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team
8A Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall TR4 9NH
01872 354473

Ajacent is further information on services offered locally


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