David Thomas

Organisational Member – BAC- IN

David is a Senior Recovery worker and Head of Service Development at BAC-IN, a lived-experience recovery organisation founded by a group of recovering addicts in response to what they saw as a failure within the mainstream to address their addiction from a culturally sensitive standpoint.

David started his career in social care working as a youth worker at his local youth club and considers this the most formative of all his work experiences, and the catalyst for his future career.

Today, David has taken up a similar position at BAC-IN, where in addition to his own caseload, he now leads all aspects of service development. David continue to be actively involved in supporting local and national implementation plans, working closely with the Cabinet Office, Public Health England, Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) and local commissioners to ensure that equality is embedded with the policy, provision and practice.

The impact drugs and alcohol on young people. Issues around social availability, peer pressure, mental…