CAN was a registered charity which provides support to people with drug, alcohol and homelessness issues in the Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire areas.

It provided high quality support for more than 40 years and developed a lot of expertise in the field of substance use services. It built a strong track record of developing innovative partnerships with local NHS trusts and supporting people with complex needs.

In October 2016 its services became integrated into Aquarius, bringing together two like-minded charities with shared values around recovery, equality and innovation to strengthen the support we’re able to offer people with substance use issues in the Midlands.

Its key services, which have now transferred to Aquarius, are:

Adult drug and alcohol recovery service – We run Me and My Learning, a service offering open access for advice and group work in Melton Mowbray.

a: First floor, Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0UL
t: 07946 627127

Young people’s drug and alcohol recovery services – We provide support for young people under the age of 19 having problems with their own drug or alcohol use as well as those affected by someone’s else’s substance use. We offer one to one and small group work and prescribing if required and parent, family support and other necessary services is built into the programme. Services are available in:

t: 01234 344911
a: 22 Grove Place, Bedford, MK40 3JJ


t: 01604 633848
a: 81 St Giles Street, Northampton, NN1 1JF

(Read our professionals pack here or Download our referral form here. See our dedicated webpage for more details)

Supported housing – CAN’s supported housing scheme has transferred to our formal partner and national mental health charity Richmond Fellowship.  It provides frontline help to single people in need of support to address housing issues, substance use, and repeat homelessness.