Established in Blyth in 1995, Escape Family Support
(Escape) is a county-wide drug and alcohol misuse charity
that aims to reach out to local communities by developing
hubs of support for substance misusers, carers, families and
The service is committed to providing a range of high quality services associated with substance
misuse and by working in partnership with others to offer the fullest possible range of holistic,
complementary and diversionary services. In spring 2014 bait co-commissioned a project in partnership with Escape to enable service users to experience a range of arts activities
delivered by freelance artists and covering a range of art forms. The success of these pilot art
taster sessions encouraged bait and Escape to establish a longer-term artist residency to be
delivered from the newly opened Susan Kennedy Centre in Ashington. The project commenced
in November 2014 and was delivered through fortnightly sessions over a six month period.
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