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Closereach Report from UK Recovery Walk

On Friday 11th September 2015 Closereach House ventured north to participate in the UK Recovery Walk in host city Durham.

 

Closereach House can rightly claim to be the furthest distanced travelled for this event. As one of our client put it “any distance for Recovery”.

 

Thousands of people in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse, their families and friends gathered for the biggest gathering of recovering people in Europe.
The Recovery Walk is held annually in September by a host, which is chosen through a bidding process. The walk raises a visible awareness of substance use disorders and RECOVERY from addiction.

 

The point of The UK Recovery Walk is to celebrate the achievements of individuals in recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers.

 

6 Closereach clients and unit manager Steve Scorah travelled 480 miles with a stop-over in Lancaster hosted by TTP-Oasis before travelling to Durham on Saturday morning. In total over 900 miles were covered with an early Sunday morning return. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the historic city of Durham and fully embraced the recovery community present.

 

New friends and connections were made by Closereach House and we look forward to building on these relationships in the coming months.

 

Next year’s walk will be hosted by Halton, Merseyside.

 

Quotes from closereach clients:

 

“it was a positive experience and I have good memories from the journey. It was great to experience everyone else’s positivity radiating onto us and it was ‘infectious’!”

 

“it was good to feel a ‘oneness’ with so many other people with similar issues who have succeeded”. A great experience I will never forget”.

 

“This was the first walk I have attended and I’ve travelled miles for this. I loved the atmosphere and knowing we are all together rebuilding our lives. I feel proud to be part of and in recovery. There are many opportunities for me and others for a clean life, new doors are opening !”

 

Closereach Manager - Steven Scorah

Closereach Manager Steven Scorah

 

Please visit and like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Broadreachhouse1982 to view more photos of the day.

 

 

This year’s annual recovery walk will be taking place on Saturday the 19th of September. The walk will start from the Plymouth hoe war memorial at 10am prompt. All are welcome to come along.

 

The recovery walk is intended to replace pessimism with the hope and healing power of recovery, helping to combat the stigma associated with addiction. The walk is a celebration of the achievements of those in recovery and acknowledges the work of prevention,treatment, and recovery service providers.

 

The walk covers a distance of approximately 1.5 miles and finishes at the Broadreach House Day service ‘Ocean Quay’, where there will be music, raffles and a BBQ.

We are thrilled to announce that due to very high demand we are now able to run an additional Introduction to Counselling Skills course starting this September!

 

This will run on Monday mornings 9:30-12:45 starting on the 28th September and will run for 10 weeks.

 

This is the ideal starter course for anyone wishing to train to become a professional counsellor, or to pick up some counselling skills to use in everyday life or the workplace.

 

This extremely popular course will fill up quickly and we advise you to contact us to apply and secure your place to avoid disappointment. email kelly@broadreach-house.org.uk or call us on 01752 566211 or download an application form from our website.”

On the 11th of September Steven Scorah (Closereach Manager) along with 6 clients currently resident at Closereach will be travelling to Durham to take part in the 7th annual ‘UK Recovery Walk’.

 

The walk will be attended by thousands of people in recovery, supported by their families and friends, representing the biggest gathering of recovering people in Europe as they walk through Durham celebrating and advocating for recovery.

 

The event is just one of the many activities taking place as part of recovery month, where projects and services celebrate their successes and recovery itself by organising and taking part in events throughout the country.

 

TTP (Trust the Process) Lancashire have kindly offered a recovery house for Steve and the Closereach clients to use, and they will be joined on the day by 4 clients from TTP who will be sharing the experience with them.

 

To find out more about the UK Recovery Walk as well as the various activities taking place as part of recovery month and how you can get involved, please click on the link below:

 

www.ukrecoverywalk.org

On the 7th of September we are looking forward to starting our new group of students on this exciting course.  This intensive programme of study comes complete with a placement in the substance misuse field and fully prepares a student for entering the workplace or progressing to University.

 

We still have a couple of available places on this course and are doing our final few interviews at the moment – contact Kelly on 01752 566211 if you are interested in this or any other of our courses.

Broadreach House will be holding their annual reunion on Saturday the 5th of September. The day will start around 12 noon and will include live entertainment, Hog Roast & BBQ, Complementary Therapies, a Raffle, and various competitions taking place throughout the day including: ‘The Great Broadreach Bake Off!!’

 

The day is priced at £4 per adult with children under 10 free. The price of admission also includes food and drinks.

 

The event will take place at Broadreach: 465 Tavistock Road, Roborough, Plymouth, PL6 7HE.

 

For details please contact Cynthia Dyer on (01752) 797101. Further information will follow in due course.

In partnership with the WEA (Workers Educational Association), clients resident at Closereach will be taking part in a 2 day (8th to the 9th of July) green woodcraft and woodland management workshop.

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This exciting opportunity will provide the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, to work safely using a range of hand tools, and to carry out practical woodland management including felling and coppicing. Those taking part will also learn how to build a basic woodland shelter, light a fire and practice carving skills.

This Spring has seen increased working links between Broadreach Training and the Workers Educational Association (WEA) in Plymouth to provide exciting new community adult education courses. Our new Stress Management workshop and Psychodynamic Perspectives workshop have proved popular with two new dates scheduled for July.

Broadreach Training are pleased to announce that The Learning Institute will be running two Foundation Degree courses at Broadreach Ocean Quay starting in September 2015. The Foundation Degree in Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health and the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care are two exciting part time courses that will see a new intake of learners accessing training and education in our Centre. To find out more details, an information session is taking place on Thursday 16th July at 16:30 where tutors and academic staff will be available to answer questions. To find out about the courses or for a prospectus please contact Claire King (Admissions) by emailing: claire.king@learninginstitute.co.uk or alternately by calling 07772 715020.

Broadreach Training will be opening its doors on 20/07/2015 at 14:00 to present certificates to students who have completed various cookery courses including “One Pot Cookery” and “Cooking on a Budget”. Providing an opportunity to celebrate learners’ achievements, the afternoon will be attended by Broadreach Training staff and tutors, WEA staff and tutors, representatives from Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Herald. The cookery courses are part of a wider programme of training offered and plays a pivotal role in increasing social capital and community engagement.

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