15 Aug Service Users thrive in spite of Covid-19 Outbreak
The U.K lockdown, and preceding social distancing measures, have placed a blockade to those in recovery from addiction. Pamela Roberts, Addiction Therapy Manager at the Priory Hospital in Surrey suggests that the process of recovery has become more difficult, both for those recovering from addiction, their friends and families.
In order to combat this, Inside Out has been working closely with our service users during this period, and have seen not only resilience during the current pandemic, but also growth. with several service users due to commence further education in the coming months. Many services have seen an increase in mental health concerns, relapse, overdose and self harm issues during the past four months, Fortunately, Inside Out has seen our service users flourish during the same period.
Some of our residents in Hull found their green fingers during the lockdown period, turning to our therapeutic gardening project to fill some of their time with productive activity. This can be seen below as they completely transformed the garden at out Green Pastures property in Hull.
This project has been funded by generous donations from our supporters. Inside Out believes that projects like these have helped us to maintain complete abstinence in all of our properties during this difficult period. We also work with service users in the community and see the same growth and development there. If you wish to donate to our service user fund, why not click on the “Donate” link and help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
Inside Out is set to offer training for new volunteers at Jubilee Church on Saturday 3rd and 17th October 2020. Spaces are limited, however, if you desire to get involved why not “Contact Us” with your name and contact details for more information.
Due to increased demand, Inside Out is currently working with another local landlord in Hull to establish abstinent move on accommodation. This accommodation will be for women in recovery and we are hoping to open the doors to referrals in the very near future. If you or someone you know would benefit from this service please send your enquiry and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.
In 2019 Inside Out partnered with Carmel Christian Centre (Carmel) in Denton, Manchester. Carmel has been working closely with local anonymous fellowships such as Cocaine anonymous, as well as the local drug action team and private rehab. Inside Out and Carmel aim to offer abstinent move on accommodation in the near future to help further this great work. Due to the UK Lockdown measures this project has been put on hold, however it is estimated that training should take place in the near future.. For more information simply “Contact Us” with your name and contact details.
Word of encouragement …
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.Psalm 37:23-24.