Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team (C.A.D.T.)


Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team is a small specialist Social Work team within Cardiff Council’s Adult Social Services Directorate. The Team’s remit is to undertake Wellbeing Assessments to identify what matters to individuals ,identify their outcomes and what care and support needs they require assistance with under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 legislation. We work with people whose primary needs are drug or alcohol related.

The Social Workers and Social Work Assistants carry out Wellbeing assessments, which identify the outcome that the individual wishes to achieve using a person-centred approach, which supports identification of that individual’s strength, their support networks, risks and potential barriers to them achieving their outcomes.

The following services are available:

  • Social Services and Well-being Assessments
  • Support work services
  • Information on local agencies
  • Consultation for professionals and public
  • The service is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

A social worker is also based in the Community Addictions Unit (C.A.U.) led by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The services that may be provided  dependent upon the individuals identified outcome include short or longer term professional support – for example in order to access community resources identified to meet the individual’s care and support needs. We can provide domiciliary packages of care to enable people to remain living safely in their own home. We are able to access residential rehabilitation placements for individuals who have engaged in community treatment options whose personal outcomes can only be achieved with the provision of an intensive therapeutic placement.


Postal address: Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team, Social Care and Health, PO Box 97, Cardiff CF11 1BP

Office address: Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team, Adult Social Services. County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff. CF10 4UW

Tel: 029 2078 8300

Team Manager: Sally Davies

Last Updated: March 2020
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