ACP KikitSupporting Community Aspirations

ACP KIKIT was the first drug support agency in Sparkbrook and neighbouring areas to specialise in the need of the BME groups.

The success of KIKIT lies in its knowledge of the communities that it serves. ACP KIKIT is a culturally sensitive, multi-lingual information and support services for drug users, their families and carers.

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Introduction

KIKIT was set up in response to substance abuse being identified as a major issue amongst the BME communities by the local residents especially amongst the south Asian community.Image 01

These facts were borne out of research conduct by Ashiana Community Project in conjunction with University of Central Lancashire University.

Ashiana Community project and in consultation with representatives from local community organisations, substance misuers, the Police, the PCT, and the Birmingham City Council set up anti drugs initiative - KIKIT.

To date the work of ACP KIKIT has received many commendations from Local national bodies and has featured in a BBC documentary.

Services Provided

We offer comprehensive advice and interventions for both the individual suffering from substance misues and their families; We offer advice in the following:

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  • Drugs Testing
  • Out Reach and Satellite Services
  • Information, advice & guidance on substance misuse related issues.
  • A fully confidential service for all people suffering from substance misuse
  • Fast track referral into treatment and medication
    A drop in facility for users, ex users and people in
    recovery
  • One to one support and group support, Peer Support

Key Clients and Target Groups

We understand key barriers to faced by our target groups and provide a comprehensive support to address their individual needs:

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  • Substance misuers / ex substance misusers
  • Offenders, ex Offenders (inc those separated from children due to misuse)
  • People at high risk of substance misuse
  • Young people at risk and affected by substance misuse
  • Females affected by substance misuse / dependency and associated issues.
  • Parents and carers affected by substance and alcohol misuse.

Drop in Center

We understand substance misusers have a chaotic lifestyles and can find it difficult to stick to specific appointment times. Image 03

To meet the needs of users. KIKIT operates from a drop-in centre on Grantham Road. This busy location based opposite the Sparkbrook Health Center at the heart of Sparkbrook hence the reason why KIKIT provides easy access to all.

Clients or their families can call in at any time between 12pm - 4pm Monday to Friday

Combatting Crime

Operation Impact was a multi agency enforcement operation supported by the local community, Birmingham Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Birmingham City Council.Image 03

It started as a response to increased community unease regarding disorder in Sparkbrook and the surrounding districts of Birmingham.

STATEMENT FROM CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT JAN TURNER