Our response to Broadreach and Longreach House announcement

We were notified late yesterday afternoon about the sad closure of Broadreach and Longreach House.

We recognise this is a national resource and would like to thank the organisation and staff for all their hard work over the years.

From a Plymouth perspective there are currently only a small number of short term residents within this facility and we are working closely with the provider to ensure there are alternative plans in place for these people.

The Council’s commissioning team has been in touch with the Broadreach management team and Alliance partners to see whether the workforce and expertise can be retained within the city.

Broadreach House is a registered charity which runs two inpatient facilities for people who need to detox and receive support to stabilise for substance misuse. Broadreach House is for men only and has 31 beds, Longreach House is for women only and has 16 beds.

There are currently four Plymouth clients in Broadreach. All of these clients have a move-on plan in place for Friday. The remaining clients all come from outside the city