Brighton addiction recovery charity Kennedy Street Recovery has been awarded funding through Postcode Society Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode, which will enable the charity to achieve its main priority of 2022: to secure a permanent base for its Community Recovery Hub.
Kennedy Street is led and run by people with lived experience of recovery. These people help shape the support that the charity offers via direct feedback. Kennedy Street also works with a broad range of community partners in order to take referrals from them as their clients are often the most in need. These partners include the Probation Service, treatment centres, housing associations, local homeless charities, Women’s Refuge and domestic abuse groups.
This support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will help secure a venue for the the Community Recovery Hub, which was set up in response to people asking for regular face-to-face support, and cover costs of recovery coaches, a hub coordinator, and enable the service to open for longer hours, seven days a week.
Kennedy Street Recovery offers both support to people who often lead challenging lives, as well as mentoring and coaching opportunities to help them into recovery. The hub will provide a safe space for people to find out about recovery options, to come together to meet peers who are in recovery, and take advantage of the services the charity offers, including peer-to-peer recovery support and coaching, and workshops to help build mental well-being and other positive life skills. People can also volunteer to help others.
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