Our approach

ABCD approach
(Asset Based Community Development)

  • Making recovery more visible
  • Showing that recovery from addiction is possible
  • Demonstrating that people in recovery are responsible citizens and community assets
  • Offering a growing, supportive and active ‘Recovery Community’


Initiate Recovery

  • Being around others in recovery, seeing that it’s possible, getting inspiration
  • Asset and skills mapping – identifying and engaging your skills, abilities, strengths & likes to strengthen your early steps in recovery (we walk with you at your invitation, we help you design your future and a life of your choosing)
  • Support and help for friends and family of those in recovery (explaining what’s happening and putting them in touch with specialist support where required)
  • Provide access to an in-house ‘recovery essentials’ course

Sustain Recovery

  • Volunteering opportunities (with us or with other recovery friendly options)
  • Support with getting or sustaining employment (including with us)
  • Help to build a positive social network, doing stuff with others in recovery
  • Giving something back to help others initiate / sustain recovery
  • Developing hobbies and interests
  • Providing access to an in-house ‘sustain recovery’ course
  • Support and help for friends and family of those in recovery
  • Support and help treatment services positively engage with those in recovery

Community Integration
(Re-connection and Discovery)

  • Help with intentionally widening your positive social network
  • Transitional support as you move from the ‘Recovery Community’ into the wider community
  • The “Re-connect” coaching and mentoring programme
  • Enterprise facilitation – help to start a business and create your own future!
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