It’s been a while since my last running blog back at the start of the first lockdown, when I did the Metric Marathon of 26.2km in my back garden as part of the 2.6 national event (I've just about got over the dizziness!). Only one other event since then, when in the third lockdown I managed to run the equivalent distance (131.5 miles) of visiting all our services back in February this year.
Double Impact's educational provision for people recovering from addictions has been awarded Direct Claims Status for the second time running by the Skills & Education Group
Double Impact Services, the drug and alcohol recovery charity, has received a 4-year grant of £479,805 from The National Lottery Community Fund to support people in Nottinghamshire with alcohol and drug issues.
Addiction and lack of education are two of the root causes of poverty, as identified by the Centre for Social Justice, a think tank whose aim is to inform government policy to tackle these root causes. We have recently been chosen as finalists in their 2021 Awards, in recognition of our work to combat these.
Every year many people start the New Year making resolutions to do something about their health, mental health or fitness. Unfortunately many of those resolutions are lost during the month of January – that’s where our February challenge #FIT4FEB campaign steps in!
Whether it’s knitting jelly, herding cats or something more traditional like running or cycling that’s your idea of a personal challenge, it’s now possible to fundraise at the same time for a charity of your choice.
The Towards Work programme will support you to overcome personal barriers and help you get into employment, education or training. It is a voluntary service that offers personalised, one to one support to help you reach your goals.
Double Impact are a Nottingham-based charity which helps people to recover fully from drug and alcohol addiction. We help over 900 people a year across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
TTK Confectionery, the multi-award winning food gifting specialist, have worked with us as one of their chosen charity partners since 2018, as a result of their connection with Café Sobar, a social enterprise run by the charity which provides work experience to people in recovery from addictions.
Over the October half-term holiday, Cafe Sobar has supported the campaign started by footballer Marcus Rashford to feed schoolchildren at risk of going hungry, by providing a free meal, drink and fruit to anyone who needs the service.
Local social enterprise, Cafe Sobar, has been awarded a grant by the Natwest Social & Community Capital Coronavirus Fund, to support it to re-open following closure due to the coronavirus crisis.
Double Impact has been awarded funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, to develop and adapt more online services for people recovering from addictions.