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Allen’s Story

If you have been watching Grayson Perry’s ‘Rites of Passage’ on Channel 4, you may have seen Allen featured in episode 4 ‘Coming of Age’.  The programme didn’t have time to explore why people ended up at The Basement Recovery Project and focused on the celebration of recovery.  Allen’s account of his relationship with alcohol is raw, unedited and told in his own words. Thank you, Allen, for allowing us to share your story with the wider community.

Fiona’s Story

If you have been watching Grayson Perry’s ‘Rites of Passage’ on Channel 4, you may have seen Fiona featured in episode 4 ‘Coming of Age’.
In this episode, Grayson explores coming of age which starts with his visit to the Amazon where he witnesses the Tikuna people celebrate the transition of two girls to adulthood. Thankfully, we don’t do that here and he’s not suggesting we do, but he does think we can take something from it.  He’s even more convinced after talking to London teens and people in recovery at The Basement Project.

Recovery Coach

The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP) is looking to recruit a recovery coach who is keen to develop and coordinate the capacity of substance misusers to contribute to their own welfare and recovery from substance-related harms as part of an expanding programme of self-help activities. Closing date: Noon, 22nd August 2018 …

Trainee Recovery Coach

The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP) is looking to recruit a trainee recovery coach who is keen to learn and support all aspects of working within our recovery community in Kirklees and Calderdale.
The role will spread across all areas of work and various locations including; detox house, therapeutic housing, community hubs, recovery groups and administrative work. Closing date: Noon, 22nd August 2018 …

Slow the Flow – It’s not about drugs – but then again, it is.

Going through the TBRP programme, something had “clicked”.  Something has changed this time. I no longer wanted to be a leech to society and wanted to give back.  I was quickly introduced to Kev, one of the Basement Recovery Builders and I have to say, what an inspiration he is.  We are now really good friends. Kev talked about volunteering with …

Overgate Colour Run

Last year I wasn’t confident enough to do the colour run but went and watched everyone having a great time. Seeing it made me realise you didn’t have to be a great runner, just up for a laugh. Soooo…… I signed up for it this year and was so glad that I did as it was fab.

Incredible Edible Birthday Bash

Posted on behalf of Incredible Edible to share these great events: We kick off tomorrow (21st June 2018) with our birthday bash. 10 years of actions. Please share this post. Thursday Celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Incredible Festival of Ideas! On 21st June why not join us for an exhibition at Todmorden Town Hall […]