A Royal Reward for TBRP

Duke of York DOYCI Award - The Basement Recovery Project


The Basement Recovery Project is pleased to announce it is one of just 42 Yorkshire based community groups, who in its latest round of awards have been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York’s Community Initiative. Presented annually to charities and community support teams working exclusively within Yorkshire, the award is a highly regarded sign of excellence.

TBRP is honoured to be receiving the DOYCI award for a second time and we are looking forward to two very special award ceremonies. The first is a “home county” presentation day at which each of the region’s Lord Lieutenants will present the successful award holders with their DOYCI certificates; the second is a reception at St James’ Palace, London hosted by HRH The Duke of York.

Michelle Foster, TBRP CEO said “Receiving the award for a second time is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the project. I would like to thank all our staff, volunteers and supporters of the project for their continued support. We have come a long way since our first award in 2011. We have relocated our Halifax service to a bespoke recovery hub in the town centre where we have 24/7/365 access. We have expanded our programmes, activities and provision of mutual aid meetings and we have purchased additional housing and now offer various staged therapeutic residential recovery services in addition to detoxification accommodation.

Through our learning in Calderdale, we have recently established two new recovery hubs in Kirklees; Huddersfield and Dewsbury enabling us to expand our reach in helping people with drug and alcohol related issues. As the recovery communities in the towns we serve continue to thrive it is with immense pride that we have yet again received royal recognition for our work and this will be shared amongst all the TBRP family.

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About the DOYCI:

Visit the DOYCI website: http://thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk/  or contact John Serbourne – johnsherbourne2@gmail.com


About TBRP:

Visit the TBRP website: www.thebasementproject.org.uk or contact Michelle Foster, CEO, 01422 383063, admin@thebasementproject.org.uk