Broadreach House staff to run Plymouth Half Marathon!
On Sunday the 27th of April, several Broadreach House members of staff will be running the Plymouth Half Marathon to raise sponsorship for the organisation.
Funds raised will be used to develop a complementary therapies suite, based at the Broadreach House Day Service – ‘Ocean Quay’. The new suite will offer a range of therapies including: Auricular Acupuncture, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Zimbate. The suite will be available to clients accessing the full range of structured day programmes at Ocean Quay.
Russ King, Day Service Manager, Says: “This is a fantastic opportunity to expand upon the provision we currently offer. Many of the clients who have been through our residential programmes have reported these treatments as being of great benefit to their overall treatment. I am really pleased that we will soon be able to provide these therapies at Ocean Quay”.
Ocean Quay provides support across a wide range of areas that impact on peoples’ lives in the early stages of recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. There is close cooperation with other agencies such as housing, probation and children’s services. We are able to offer Trauma Therapy, a parenting programme and joint work with affected others. In addition we have an active Volunteer and Mentoring Project that plays a significant role in providing practical support to and guidance to our clients.
Broadreach House would like to welcome you to our Support Worker Open Evening on Tuesday the 26th of November. The event is from 5-7pm, and as being held at Ocean Quay, Richmond Walk.
The event offers the opportunity to find out about Broadreach House and the work we do, meet the house managers and existing support workers, learn what is required from the role and what we can offer you. You will also have the opportunity to complete and submit your applications on the night, although CV’s are also welcome. Refreshments will also be provided.
For Further information please contact Scarlett Ryder on 01752 566245 or email: email@example.com
Broadreach House is striving to achieve excellence in equality and diversity and we would welcome applications from all sections of our community.
Broadreach House has been successful in reaching the final of the ‘Social Justice Awards’. The awards ceremony will take place on the 30st of October as part of the 2nd annual Social Justice Conference, and will be attended by several hundred charities and organisations who work with disadvantaged individuals and families across the UK.
Nomination for the award was made by Lucy Stapleton who is currently employed as the Compliance Manager for Job Centre Plus. Lucy has worked closely with members of staff at Ocean Quay for a period of several years and is a strong advocate of the work that is carried out at the centre on a daily basis. Lucy says: “Ocean Quay provides the structure for service users to develop the self-confidence and belief in their own skills and abilities that they need to make the positive life changes that are necessary to reach their full potential. The Volunteering to Work project supports people to build confidence so they can start volunteering. The project leads to the routes into work being developed and is supportive of Jobcentre Plus’s aim to support people in recovery from substance misuse, back into work in a constructive way. Ocean Quay also offers a programme of Mentor Supported Education and Training, which provides support to service users for as long as is required”.
Russell King, the Ocean Quay Manager will be travelling up to London for the awards ceremony. Russell says: “It is very exciting to be nominated for this award and for the work that we undertake to be recognised in this way. Our service users and stakeholders have contributed much to the development of the programmes that we run and we appreciate the opportunity to have this publicly acknowledged”.
Ocean Quay works in close co-operation with other agencies in the Plymouth area including: Probation, Housing and Adult and Children’s services. A range of training courses are also on offer and provide service user’s with the opportunity to gain accredited awards in a variety of areas including Personal Development, ICT, Managing Finances, Volunteering, Mentoring and Cookery.
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Please join us for the reunion to celebrate 30 years of service.
465 Tavistock Road
Saturday 8th September 2012
12.00 – 17.00pm
£4 All Inclusive, Children Free
BBQ Hog Roast Provided, Raffle and entertainment throughout the day.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01752 566212
Just a reminder that we are celebrating our 30th birthday/reunion on Saturday 8th September 2012 at Broadreach House.
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Hope to see you all there
The Ron Brooks Tournament is an annual football tournament held in memory of Ron, who was a much-loved drug and alcohol counsellor and Broadreach House staff member. Ron sadly passed away 5 years ago. Ron was also a Chelsea fanatic and a true gentleman.
Ron was passionate about supporting vulnerable people who were in recovery from addiction.
His wife Angie said that “I can’t think of a more fitting way to remember him, than a tournament that brings together vulnerable young men and women to take part in his favourite sport”.
Agencies from across the city enter teams comprised of clients and the tournament is played in a ‘festival’ atmosphere where fun and fair play seems to be more important than who picks up the trophy.
The event is hosted, arranged and driven by friends and ex clients of drug and alcohol services in Plymouth.
Danny, Erin and Mick lead the event and put in a huge amount of work to ensure that this event goes ahead each year and it is people like them who knew Ron as a warm, caring man with time for everybody, who are motivated to pay tribute to him in this way.
This year the tournament was won by the JLS tribute team who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.
Angie Brooks said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the agencies that supported us, the referees, the teams that took part and the local businesses that helped to fund the day. We made enough money on the day to ensure that the tournament will go ahead next year and that’s what it’s all about.
There is often negative press regarding young vulnerable people in the city, this event is an opportunity to celebrate their progress towards living productive and happier lives.
My Ron would have loved that.”
A Plymouth drug and alcohol charity, in partnership with a local forum of service users, is holding the first ever South West Recovery Walk on Saturday 18th August. Broadreach House and Plymouth Service Users’ Representative Forum (SURF) have planned the event, aimed to romote and celebrate the principles and spirit of recovery from addiction. Gina Dormer, Broadreach House’s Chief Executive, says: “The purpose of the walk is to celebrate the achievements of people who have overcome addiction, and to show that recovery is possible.” She added “Drug and alcohol addiction are things that touch the lives of people every day; we hope that by joining together and celebrating publicly that we will diminish some of the stigmas and misconceptions around addiction and recovery, and give hope to those individuals who are still battling with substance misuse. We will also be remembering those individuals who have been lost through their individual struggles with addiction.”
Tracy Parker, SURF Co-ordinator, says: “The event is open to everyone, and we at SURF hope that individuals from all walks of life will want to be involved. Addiction can affect everyone and this is a time for individuals and their family, friends and supporters, to walk together and celebrate being in recovery. This is a unique opportunity to bring recovery onto our streets; we are the faces of your shop assistants, school teachers, doctors and nurses and we want the event to show the joy of lives reclaimed and to celebrate the healing within individuals, families and communities.”
The Recovery Walk is also being supported by Plymouth’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team and agencies supporting the day include Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and the Department of Health’s National Treatment Agency.
The assembly point for the Recovery Walk will be at Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe from 10.30am onwards, with the walk commencing at 11am. Walkers are asked to wear white t-shirts if possible and pens will be supplied on the day for individuals who want to write their own recovery messages. The 5 kilometre route will take in the sights of Plymouth City Centre, finishing at Broadreach House Ocean Quay on Richmond Walk. To support the event or for more details please contact Jude Wallace on 01752 566212 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadreach House will be holding a reunion on the 8th of September to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The day will start around noon and will include live entertainment, a BBQ and several arts and crafts stalls.
For details please contact Cynthia Dyer on (01752) 797101. Further information will follow in due course.
On Sunday the 27th of April, several Broadreach House members of staff will be running the Plymouth Half Marathon to raise sponsorship for the organisation. Funds raised will be used to develop a complementary therapies suite, based at the Broadreach House Day Service – ‘Ocean Quay’. The new suite will offer a range of […]
Broadreach House would like to welcome you to our Support Worker Open Evening on Tuesday the 26th of November. The event is from 5-7pm, and as being held at Ocean Quay, Richmond Walk. The event offers the opportunity to find out about Broadreach House and the work we do, meet the house managers and […]
Broadreach House has been successful in reaching the final of the ‘Social Justice Awards’. The awards ceremony will take place on the 30st of October as part of the 2nd annual Social Justice Conference, and will be attended by several hundred charities and organisations who work with disadvantaged individuals and families across the UK. […]
Heading into 2013 make it your New Year’s resolution to take up some training! New intakes for our counselling courses are coming up in January 2013 and all courses are now supported by government funding, meaning that you can get them for a significantly reduced cost or even FREE (depending on circumstances*). Introduction to Counselling […]