Richmond Fellowship has today joined Recovery Focus, a new national group of charities bringing together organisations with strong individual services, innovative approaches, flexible local presence and a wide range of expertise from around England.
The new group boasts a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.
Recovery Focus chief executive Derek Caren said: “Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.”
Richmond Fellowship joins mental health charities 2Care, Croftlands Trust and My Time along with substance misuse charities Aquarius and CAN to form the new partnerships. Recovery Focus provides a range of support including:
- Crisis support
- Residential care
- Supported living
- Community-based support
- Peer support networks
- Carer and family support
- Employment support
The founding principles of Recovery Focus are to work with the people we support as equal partners to design, plan and provide services together. These principles recognise that we all have valuable skills, knowledge, experience and resources that could improve the quality of life for individuals and our communities.
This will be harnessed by creating opportunities for people to be more actively involved at all levels of the work that our new group will do including individuals’ own recovery support plans, how services and organisations are run, raising awareness of mental health and substance misuse issues and challenging stigma in society.