Abbeycare appoints service engagement manager with over 20 years’ experience

A residential rehab centre has appointed a new member of its leadership team to strengthen its engagement with partners and clients.

Billy Henderson has joined Abbeycare after a career spanning more than two decades in the addiction recovery sector and brings invaluable experience to his post as service engagement manager.

In his new role, Billy will develop Abbeycare’s existing relationships with alcohol and drug partnerships and care managers to ensure quality of service and ongoing engagement.

He will also work closely with the facility’s admissions and outreach teams to ensure clients are fully prepared and supported in the days and weeks leading up to the start of their recovery journey.

Billy spent the last two years as manager of Calderglen House in High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, and previously worked at The Priory in Glasgow for almost two decades, where he was initially a senior addictions therapist before going on to manage the hospital’s Addictions Service.

Abbeycare provides residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detoxification services at its clinics in Erskine, Renfrewshire, and in Minsterworth, Gloucestershire.

It also offers extensive aftercare, recovery care planning, harm reduction interventions, support for families, and counselling to help people address the issues behind their substance use disorders.

Paul Bowley, chief executive of Abbeycare, said: ‘We are incredibly excited to welcome Billy to our dedicated multi-disciplinary team and are pleased that he has chosen to bring his expertise to Abbeycare.

‘He brings a wide range of expertise and more than two decades of experience in addictions services and residential support.

‘His appointment will help to strengthen our engagement with external partners and clients as he works closely with our admissions and outreach teams.’

Billy Henderson said: ‘Abbeycare have been a leading provider of residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation services for approaching 20 years and I have engaged with them several times during my own career.

‘I am therefore delighted to be able to join their team and look forward to building on my existing good relationships with alcohol and drug partnerships and playing my part in ensuring clients are best prepared to start their recovery journey.’

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