Recovery

Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving. Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says: “Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.” […]

Volunteering Befriending Scheme

Written by Dave Paterson, Unity in Poverty Action (UPA) Leeds is developing a Volunteering Befriending scheme with the primary aim of mobilising significantly more volunteers into supporting the homeless community when they are rehoused or are at risk of leaving their tenancy. At a recent Homeless Charter meeting, someone who had experienced homelessness spoke of […]

Exeter Community Initiatives – FREE September courses

Exeter Community Initiatives announce FREE courses this autumn. The programmes include: Mindfulness Yoga Drama Digital Art Photography Health & Fitness Digital Music Making Video Creation Creative Coding Art & Crafts Food & Mood Connection Reflections  Ripple Effect is a FREE programme of activities for anyone who is recovering from a major life change. Either from drugs […]

Drugs in the city

The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City An MHP VoxPop Focus Group On 9th July the MHP VOX POP Action Group (comprised wholly of people with personal experience of homelessness) focused on the The Provision For Substance Misuse In The City. Joining the meeting was Kate McDonald, MCC City Centre Public Services Manager. Kate […]

See The Full Picture

ART EXHIBITION/WORKSHOP Wednesday July 3rd 2019 11:00 to  18:00 Niamos Centre, Hulme, ManchesterM15 5EU Multiple and Complex Needs is a term regularly used across the housing and homelessness sector. Are we clear what this actually means? How broad is this definition? Importantly, how do people feel about being identified as having multiple and complex needs? […]

Breakfast of Champions in Bury

BURY BREAKFAST CLUB (Time For A Change) Mick Priestly and his partner Jane run the Bury Breakfast Club, a much under appreciated, under-funded but very essential service in Bury. Mark decided to start the Breakfast Club around 5 years ago. At first providing people with simple beans on toast, a cuppa, and a safe place […]

His name was Kevin

Written by Rachel Yates from the JustLife Foundation Everyone who works with vulnerable people has their one, the first death or the one which made the most impact, mine was Kevin. It was the shock of Kevin’s death which stuck with me as it was completely unexpected, he was starting to get help… It was […]

Paul’s Story

Paul suffered from a severe drug addiction that resulted in him being homeless. He was interviewed about his recovery by Johna Johnson for Recovery Radio.   “I was so addicted that my friends just got sick of the chaos I was bringing to their lives.”   How did you become homeless? I was sofa surfing […]

Tryone’s Story

Tyrone was interviewed about his recovery by Johna Johnson for Recovery Radio, which can be found on BCB 106.6fm.   “I was homeless and I was just sick of it.”   What made you start your recovery and how did you begin? Well, to be honest, I was homeless and I was just sick of […]