City addiction project secures £10,000 Lottery funding

May 31, 2020

Kennedy St, a Brighton based addiction project set up by a former soap star has been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding to ensure its programme of support is available to all who need it during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kennedy St, which was set up by actor Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly Watts in Coronation Street, and his wife Clare, offers people who are in recovery from addiction, or are looking to enter into recovery, the opportunity to take part in training and coaching development, hear from others who have lived with the impact of addiction and improve wellbeing through arts and creativity.

The project will be using the National Lottery funding to offer an online support group for people brand-new to recovery, not sure what recovery means or what it involves. Attendees in the group hear from people who have been in similar life situations, with opportunities to ask questions and learn further information about what other forms of support are available for a conclusive recovery system.

Clare Kennedy said: ‘Now more than ever, individuals, families and businesses who are struggling with addiction and mental wellbeing issues need new, innovative ways of accessing support, inspiration, reassurance and recovery. The Covid-19 National Lottery funding has allowed our team to think creatively in offering new ways to connect and offer support online.’

More info on Kennedy St, visit their website here