Road to Recovery
Road to Recovery has been established to offer a support group for local people affected by alcohol and drugs in the Great Yarmouth area.
Supported by homeless charity Herring House, and the county’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team, the group offers a weekly drop-in attracting around 25 adults. The group aims to offer support to adults who are in recovery from dependency, helping to reduce stigma and reconnect them with their local community through positive support and activities.
In 2013 the Norfolk Recovery Community Fund awarded a grant of £3,650 to enable the group to introduce fortnightly workshops focusing on a range of activities including crafts, music, cooking and film, based on interest from members. Since introducing these workshops, the group has relocated to larger premises, and has extended its drop-in hours from a two-hour session to 10.30am – 3.30pm on Tuesdays each week which has increased numbers able to access the group. Support within the community is an important element in sustaining recovery, as it motivates individuals to improve their quality of life, and regain their confidence and self-esteem.