Joe Coyte, Executive Director of The Glen, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre at Chittaway Point, has been appointed to the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced the appointment in January.
The role of the National Advisory Council (ANACAD) is to report directly to Minister Hunt and provide confidential advice on current and emerging drug and alcohol issues within Australia.
“This is further recognition of the work that the team at The Glen do on a day-to-day basis for our clients and other vulnerable members of our community,” Coyte said.
“We are leading the way in service delivery and also policy formulation in NSW and now to the Federal Government.”
Coyte said the team at The Glen was excited for this new opportunity and to be able to contribute to policy development within Australia.
“We think we are all well placed to offer insights into the needs of not only our own clients, but also the many, many clients who reach out to The Glen whom we can’t offer a bed in our residential rehabilitation program.”
He said The Glen was proud to say that it remained open and operational throughout the 2020 year, despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented.
“We are now planning to make sure that we continue to help more people in 2021 as The Glen for Men continues to grow and we look to construct The Glen for Women in Wyong Creek,” Coyte said.
Media release, Feb 16