Forging Ties with the Foundation

The Basement Recovery Project facilitated two information workshops for Huddersfield NHS Trust Community Services which included staff members from District Nurses, Community Matrons and the Supporting Independent Living team. The workshops consisted of the history of TBRP, the journey of two services users from the project who are in recovery and a general discussion around alcohol and drug misuse.

One of our recoverees was Dave, who said of the presentation, “Myself, Heath and Michelle were asked to do a presentation to the district nurses which was kindly accepted. I gave a brief story of where my addiction started and how I came into recovery with the help of the Basement Recovery Project.

I wanted to communicate what the Basement has to offer addicts who are ready or contemplating quitting their addiction, people who have become sick and tired of being tired and sick.

I found when I was an addict in Kirklees there was nothing like the Basement Project around so to be able to present and let people like the nurses know there is another option for addicts they see daily was a brilliant idea.

Fortunately I was also able to communicate that TBRP has now opened The Corner in Kirklees, part of Kirklees Recovery Partnership, which I am sure will save lives as The Basement did for me.

“Feedback from the workshops from staff has been excellent and following on from them, nursing staff have referred complex cases onto the project with extremely positive results”.

– Marie Sullivan, Clinical Manager for District Nurses and Community Matrons.

Further workshops are planned for 2013.

Article featured in RecoveryTimes issue 4