“We are a group of volunteers involved with the Catholic Church who have all been affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse. We had been trying to counsel and help people to get admitted to a rehabilitation centre but realised that many sufferers needed professional support and in some cases rehab was not an option. We wanted to open a supported housing project for homeless men with addiction problems but we didn’t know the first thing about how to go about it. We knew the CEO of addiction solutions and asked her to come and speak to us. She helped us with a forward plan and when we were successful in identifying a property from which to run it we asked for her help.
“She did everything; gained us all the compliance certificates we needed to open up a charity of this type, wrote all the policies, employed the staff, designed a treatment recovery programme, created a partnership with a drugs misuse prescribing clinic, set up referral routes into all the types of interventions needed for our residents. She designed Care Plans and learning plans, and everything else that needed doing including staff rotas.
“We still addiction solutions’ services for a number of things including employing bank staff, a successful EU bid and other funding applications, counselling for dual diagnosis residents, business planning and business mentoring; I could go on. In recommending addiction solutions, personally, I can honestly say; “we wouldn’t be without them”
- Chair of the Board of Trustees