City of York Council and Changing Lives in partnership with Lifeline, have been successful in bidding for a grant to purchase and set up a new recovery centre in the city. Changing lives will be taking forward the project to bring the new recovery centre to York.
This project will identify, acquire and renovate a suitable premises in York City to create a dedicated Recovery Centre/recovery space in York, a resource which is successfully operating in other areas including Newcastle/Gateshead and Northumberland.
Recovery centres help to put a face on recovery, to build recovery capital and to serve as a physical location to organize the local recovery community’s ability to care. The Recovery Centre will target people in recovery, family members and friends to serve as volunteers, who in turn help those coming up behind them. Above all it will be a place where a person can enhance their own recovery and find opportunities to give back. It will sustain and build on the work done by treatment agencies and improve both short and long term treatment outcomes. It can provide the much needed motivator and bridge for those in long term maintenance prescribing to begin to move towards reduction and abstinence.