Inspire’s Harm Reduction Service
focuses on reducing the risks and harms associated with injecting drug use, testing and treating blood borne viruses, and the prevention and reversal of overdose, by providing:
Various sized needles and syringes, foil, sterile water, pans, filters, sharps bins and used needle collection
advice & guidance
Including safer injecting advice, steroid advice, injecting site and wound care, signposting to health services
Free condoms, sexual health advice and signposting to sexual health services
blood borne virus testing
Testing for Hepatitis C and HIV, and referral onto treatment if required
Variety is the spice of life…
“Which was my needle again?”
Our coloured equipment not only gives you more choice within our needle exchanges, but ensures you will know which equipment is yours depending on which colour you were using.
Used Equipment & Returns
Exchange: (noun) “an act of giving one thing and receiving another (particularly of the same kind) in return”
We operate a Needle ‘Exchange’ within our Harm Reduction Service, meaning we want your used equipment back! We can provide you with sharps bins to store your used equipment until you’re ready to return it
Keeping your equipment safely stored – whether used or new, can make sure you keep yourself, your loved ones and the local community safe from Blood Borne Viruses and Needlestick Injuries.
Meet Our Team
harm reduction worker
Lyndsey is our specialist Harm Reduction Worker, working from our Harm Reduction Suites to provide you with the services you need to try and keep you safe whilst injecting.
“I love working with people from all walks of life, and empowering people to make positive choices that keep them safe”
gp & pharmacy lead
Jane is our GP & Pharmacy Quality Lead, working in both our Inspire Harm Reduction Suites and Community Pharmacies to ensure we’re providing a quality service across East Lancashire.
“I’m passionate about keeping people safe, and enjoy sharing this passion with our local pharmacies to ensure we’re providing the service people deserve’
Where to find us
33 Eagle Street, Accrington, BB5 1LN
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
37-41 Westgate, Burnley, BB11 1RY
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00am – 8:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm