The recovery network combines a range of opportunities aimed at supporting your recovery, offering aftercare, social inclusion support and pathways to employment.”
Our aim is to develop a recovery network that provides additional support services focusing on peer support, groups and forums, volunteering, skills and confidence building leading to training, education and employment opportunities.
Drug and alcohol treatment outcomes are likely to be more successful if other issues that are troubling you are addressed. For example housing, support with benefits and financial management, building relationships, developing life skills, IT training, employment, confidence building, training, or gaining a social network which does not revolve around drug and alcohol use.
Our two recovery cafes are at the hub of the recovery network, providing regular lunch sessions and ad hoc social events.
Recovery focussed groups are provided which include relapse prevention, and we will introduce you to mutual aid groups such as AA and NA all of which will help your recovery in different ways.
We work closely with Job Centre + and are developing a relationship with the local work programme providers A4E and Maximus. Finding your way around the benefits system and accessing the opportunities the work programme provides can be tricky if you have additional problems associated to drug and alcohol use. Our handy ‘you and your benefits’ booklet will give you more information about your options. It is our aim to work with Job centre + and the work programme so that you can continue to work on your recovery whilst meeting benefit claim requirements.
With support from other agencies, service users, ex -service users and volunteers we hope that the timetable will become full, offering a menu of options that you can choose from. We welcome your ideas so please get in touch, together we can make a difference.
Please talk to member of staff about how to access or support the Recovery Network.