My name is Richard, and I’ve been a volunteer with Double Impact for around seven months, including lockdown time, which I’ve learned I have to navigate differently to normal time. As the lockdown loomed I was a bit worried, but I felt quite confident in my recovery.
My name is Tracy and I’m a Recovery Connector with Double Impact Nottingham. Our role is to introduce people to the various options within DI and the Nottingham Recovery Network that could help with your recovery and beyond.
Since being in lockdown my recovery has changed so much – I feel I am now connecting with a wider range of people by attending more groups on line. Listening to a wider range of people has opened up new ways of thinking and ideas to help with my recovery in ways of adapting to the present way of life we are in now.
During these uncertain times, I have embraced every challenge so far. I have very much carried on as normal with a healthy morning and evening routine. I have always, always been an avid fan of online recovery. It has always been able to fill in the gaps that occur on a day- to- day basis.
We have been asking the people we support about their recovery during lockdown, here is what Dorcas, one of our Recovery Connectors, had to say…
We’ve been asking the people we support about how they are managing their recovery during lockdown. Here’s what Rich had to say…
A successful partnership between Double Impact and award-winning business, The Treat Kitchen, has reached the final stages in the forthcoming East Midlands Charity Awards, in the Outstanding Charity Support category.
Double Impact’s Nottinghamshire Academy service, which supports people in recovery in Mansfield, Ashfield and beyond, has been awarded a grant of just under £40k which will allow it to continue to run for a further 6 months.
This Sunday, Graham Miller, CEO of Double Impact, ran 26 kilometres (a ‘Metric Marathon’) in his back garden, in a ‘lockdown-friendly’ bid to raise funds for Double Impact and other charities across the UK.
Over the past two weeks Double Impact staff have pulled out all the stops to launch an online recovery network, to continue to support vulnerable people in recovering from addiction since lockdown conditions were imposed.
Double Impact are working hard to continue to provide alternative ways of supporting its service users during the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition to this, we would encourage our service users to take advantage of the other forms of support which are accessible, in order to stay as connected and focused on recovery as possible.
Café Sobar is a local community enterprise. We are all unsure what is going to happen over the coming period but we would like to encourage you all to be as community spirited as is possible. With this in mind we would like to keep you informed in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19.