27 Jun Service Update
Another busy week here at Inside Out, seeing another week of 100% abstinence from all our current residents. In fact this week has seen most of our residents returning to their volunteering positions of various sorts. During the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, our residents have required more focused support to safeguard their mental health. We have had to strategise mentoring sessions, to focus primarily upon goals that specifically target the issue of social isolation. Social isolation directly impacts an individual’s ability to gain and maintain the social network, which is so vital to the recovery from addiction. With Jubilee Church reopening facilities such as The Big Issue service, we have seen a fresh excitement and sense of purpose within our service users who so often volunteer to staff this service.
Increased demand for services
As with so many other services working with marginalised people groups, Inside Out has seen an increase in referrals for our housing and support services. This is evidenced through the increased demand for our in-house training packages throughout our partnership organisations. Organisations such as Jubilee Church and Carmel Christian Centre , have both requested volunteer training packages to be delivered as soon as possible. This has resulted in discussions as to whether these teams would benefit from the development of an online training resource being made available. Should you require more information on the training we deliver please head to the ‘Contact Us’ page and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
As previously stated, during the Covid-19 pandemic Inside Out has seen an increased demand that we believe will continue to grow as lockdown restrictions are eased. This demand comes at an extra cost to ensure the delivery of our excellent high quality, whole person approach to care delivery. We rely on your continued support and generous donations, if you are able to donate any amount this will help us increase service capacity, enabling us to offer support to those who need it. Please visit our ‘donate page’. We really appreciate your support, Thank you.
Know someone who needs our support?
If you know someone who is struggling with an addiction, why not send us a message via our ‘Get Help’ page. A member of our team will contact you to discuss your need and offer our support.