A SELF-help group for people with alcohol problems is not renewing its paid secretary's contract.
Kirklees Alcohol Advisory Services will not renew Alan Walker's post as secretary when it expires at the end of this month.
In a statement Frank Carroll, chair and director of KAAS, said the paid post was created by the KAAS trustees in 2003.
"On review, the view of the trustees is that the position hasn't worked as well as we first envisaged," he said.
"We have therefore taken the decision not to renew the contract.
"We are now currently looking at possible alternatives, but have not yet reached a final decision.
"In the meantime, the trustees will now carry out the range of duties undertaken by Alan.
"We (the trustees) would assure all clients and relevant agencies that there will be no reduction in services."
Mr Carroll said KAAS was led by people who have themselves at some time or other had similar problems with drink.
A number have recovered with no support apart from the KAAS group.
The group has members who have been sober for 20 years but still attend the meetings. Other members are still struggling daily with their problems.
Mr Walker declined to comment.