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From Community Voice to Trainee Recovery Worker

Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) works with, and supports, around 40 ‘Community Voices’ who talk to people throughout Kirklees about changes and developments in their local healthcare.

These dedicated volunteers give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.

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Rolling out Mutual Aid

My first experience of asking for help was to visit my doctor in Bradford. All she wanted to do was quiz me about the fact I stunk of booze and had driven there. I left feeling threatened, rejected and misunderstood. I remember her saying, “As a doctor I have a duty of care to my community…” and the implied words “I should therefore shop you to the police the minute you leave the surgery”. I left and drank for another three years, in which time I lost my job, my marriage, my home and all self-respect – I just wanted to die.

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NHS Calderdale CCG invests in TBRP

NHS Calderdale CCG invests in TBRP to help improve Recovery from Addiction across Calderdale

As part of its healthcare planning in 2013/14, NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has invested £2m of one-off grants in local schemes, to help improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Calderdale. Two of these schemes; Mutual Aid Facilitation and Community Detoxification Support, will be run by The Basement Recovery Project.

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