East Lancashire based charity organisation Al-Imdaad Foundation UK are working hand in hand with Addaction towards their Recovery Hubs in Liverpool. Shared Care is a confidential community based service for people over the age of 18 who are opiate dependent. The project is delivered in partnership with other agencies and services locally, providing people who need help with a seamless treatment programme.
Addaction rebuilds lives affected by alcohol and drugs and poor mental health. They provide specialist support to help people break free from their dependencies, helping them build a brighter future for themselves and their family and local community. The charity’s aim is simple – they will not rest until every person with a drug or alcohol problem has access to support that enables them to change their lives and unlock their full potential.
Country Director of Al-Imdaad Foundation, Abdussamad Mulla stated “This is the beginning of a campaign which we aim to support across the UK, we aim to support beneficiaries who can access fantastic health support, psychosocial and social activities at the Recovery Hubs including one to one and group support, harm minimisation and access to education, training and employment opportunities. Social activities include hearing from guest speakers, sports activities and days out.”
Addaction Shared Care Service has two Recovery Hubs which are located in South and North Liverpool. The Recovery Hubs are peer led and facilitated by Community Recovery Champions (CRC’S). CRC’S are service users or ex-service users in recovery. Their involvement in facilitating the hubs provides a visible recovery community that shows that recovery from alcohol and drug dependency is possible and creates a positive peer support network where people are supported at all stages in their recovery.
The positive impact of these Recovery Hubs for people who have previously been marginalised members of society is enormous. It gives individuals a place to feel safe, offering a positive peer supportive network, enabling them to rebuild their relationships, confidence and belief in themselves that they can recover.
Al-Imdaad Foundation UK recently supported Blackburn Royal Hospital with a Dialysis machine worth £20,000, also currently support Lancashire girl Enola Halleron with medical projects and the charity also received a letter of support from Her Majesty the Queen.