Aspire delivers a comprehensive range of high quality services delivered by a Multi-Disciplinary Team which includes social workers, clinical professionals(Doctors/nurses), psychosocial workers and other professionals.

The service operates out of four hubs central Doncaster, Mexborough, Stainforth and Thorne with additional satellite bases across the area.

To contact any Aspire services phone: 03000 213900


Clinical treatment

The clinical team led by a consultant psychiatrist (specialist in addictions) provide the full range of medical interventions, stabilisation, maintenance and detoxification.

Detoxification options include both community and in patient.

  • Inpatient detoxification

With 10 individual bedrooms, medically assisted detoxification is delivered in a purpose built unit. During their stay people can also access a programme of therapeutic groups and activities to prepare for leaving.

Case Management

Case management support is offered delivering both prescribing and psychosocial interventions to support people in their recovery. The recovery plan agreed includes the option of access to all elements of service provided and is reviewed regularly.

Group work

A specialist groupwork team provide a menu of groups through which therapy, learning and peer-based support are delivered. A bespoke recovery plan is constructed through matching the group programme to the strengths and needs of each service user.

Parenting Support Team

Parenting Support Team is looking to help families across the borough where at least one parent has an alcohol or drug use that is impacting on home life.

Early Alcohol Intervention Team

Aimed at those who perhaps wouldn't normally use our service but are finding that their alcohol consumption has been increasing. Offering 6 – 12 guided sessions in the community or virtually, people are helped to make choices before things become unmanageable.

Criminal Justice Team

The team works closely with the criminal justice partners including, the probation service, police and prisons and is often co-located with probation teams.

This specialist team focuses on ensuring the continuity of care is maintained for those people involved with the criminal justice system, whether that be pre or post sentence in a custodial or community setting.

Whilst offering specialist criminal justice support the team also ensure access to all service elements provided by Aspire.

Structured Day Programme

Using a variety of group primarily based approaches, it offers a wide range of psychosocial interventions and activities together with a comprehensive range of life skills training and interventions to support reorientation and reintegration into the community.

Supported Accommodation

Together with a local accommodation provider, Riverside, access to supported accommodation is included in the options for service users. Options include both an abstinence based residential unit and floating support.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors play a valuable role in supporting people in their recovery journey, and volunteering supports the recovery of the volunteer. All Peer Mentors are qualified through our accredited training programme.

Hospital Liaison Service

Operating in Doncaster Royal Infirmary and embedded within a broader mental health service the team support people who present with substance misuse difficulties. A drug and alcohol nurse works closely with the team providing a skill mix of health and social care professionals.

Accident and Emergency Department (AED)

The team engage and screen people in the department, where the person will not be admitted advice and information is given along with sign posting to community services. Where people are known to or engaged with specialist substance misuse services consent to liaise will be sought.

Often those who present at AED are cognitively impaired by substance use which may make it difficult to effectively engage. The environment can also be frenetic and at times chaotic which can have a similar effect. Therefore, the team make follow up contact at a later date.


Where people are admitted the team visit the wards and offer support to ward staff and engage with the person admitted. A plan is agreed with them and consent to liaise with other services and family/carers is sought.

Liaison with the nurse allows for the support to ward staff to include clinical support and advice during the admission. This specialist support can be critical to ensuring effective pharmacological management.

System links

The team have established links with the local specialist substance misuse service and a range of other critical services. The aim is to ensure that people leaving the hospital do so with a support plan in place and wherever possible booked appointments.