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The Recovery Network

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Project evaluation

Type of evaluation:

Outcome evaluation

Prevention service description

The network combines a substance misuse/abstinence intervention with a programme of supported housing. The aim is to support recovery and prevent relapse in people with substance misuse and mental health needs.

This is achieved by: Supporting individuals to secure and maintain appropriate accommodation; Ensuring access to help at times of distress/crisis; Providing ongoing therapeutic support; and Supporting individuals to establish community connections, thereby reducing isolation and loneliness. Eligibility criteria require that individuals are in the second stage of recovery (6 -12 months of sobriety) and can show a clear commitment to abstinence.

Intervention/service type:

Support at home; Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Information and advice; Community services; Social prescribing; Housing support

Target client group(s):

Adults with mental health problems; Vulnerable adults

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