Registered Charity Number: 1139865
Double Impact’s aim is to provide a quality service which promotes recovery and community integration for people who have experienced problematic drug and alcohol use. This is achieved by providing opportunities for personal development, healthy choices, education, vocational training, employment and access to housing.
What we do and why it matters
Recovering from dependence on drugs or alcohol is a long term process and often requires someone to rebuild their life from scratch – our service users have often lost their home, their health, their job, family, friends, confidence and hope. Stopping or reducing using or drinking is usually not the issue - the real challenge for individuals lies in their sustaining this in the long term, in the face of the devastating consequences of their substance use. Without the right support people return to drinking or using and the cycle of devastation starts again; the costs of this to the individual, to their loved ones and to the wider community are immense.
Double Impact provides a unique service which deals with all the issues facing people trying to recover; we provide one to one support, groups and accredited courses to build self esteem and skills for employment, housing support, specialist debt advice, volunteering experience, support for family members, and safe places for people to socialise and support each other.
The impact of our work goes far beyond those we help directly and includes reducing the distress suffered by families and friends of problematic substance misusers through to reducing the burden upon local health, social care and criminal justice services; the crucial role that the charity plays in promoting sustained recovery from addiction greatly reduces the combined costs to the individual and society of an individual relapsing and being ‘recycled’ through the system again.
4 Shakespeare Street
Phone: 0115 950 5453
Fax: 0115 950 5453
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