Annual review focuses on our recovery successes

Our annual review for 2015 is out now and focuses on the innovative services we provide.

The publication, which also summarises our annual accounts, reflects on our new, national group of charities, Recovery Focus which Richmond Fellowship is a founding member of, and our ambition to become national experts in mental health and substance use support.

We launched Recovery Focus in October 2015 as a way to describe our new group which brings together Richmond Fellowship along with 2Care, Aquarius, Croflands Trust, CAN, and My Time.

The annual review highlights some of the innovative ways group partners are providing support including:

  • Developing an alternative place of safety for people experiencing a crisis (Richmond Fellowship)
  • Challenging stigma through a social café (Richmond Fellowship)
  • Helping people back to work in a supportive way (Richmond Fellowship)
  • Protecting teenagers from sexual exploitation (CAN)
  • Using a recovery college to educate your way to recovery (Croftlands Trust)
  • Tackling domestic violence through innovative perpetrator programme (My Time)
  • Supporting people with alcohol related liver disease at the end of their life (Aquarius)

Group chief executive Derek Caren said: “We’ve come together as Recovery Focus because we believe that together we’ll be able to offer a wider range of services and develop more innovative ways of providing support to people. Together we’re all passionate about being socially inclusive, person-centred, and recovery focused.

“One of our key founding principles is that we work as equal partners with people using our services to design, plan and provide support together. These shared values will help us be more responsive and effective in meeting the changing needs and expectations of the diverse communities we serve.”

Read our annual review in full here.



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