Christmas day can be difficult for people early in recovery. The Brink Liverpool is providing a free Christmas dinner in a safe environment for people early in Recovery, or undergoing a community detox or reduction.
You don’t have to be alone at Christmas or surrounded by peole consuming alcohol.
Tuesday 25th Dec 11.30am -1.30pm The Brink 15-21 Parr St Liverpool.
TO SECURE YOUR PLACE CALL THE BRINK’S FRIENDLY TEAM on 0151 7030582
FUn & Friendship at the Brilliant Brink
Thanks to the people at Brink and Whitechapel who are giving their time to make this possible. Well done and Happy Christmas
Great News – Planning perrmission for Transforming Choice, a local CIC, to operate an alcohol detox and abstinence based residential rehab in the fromer Solna hotel in Sefton Park Liverpoo,l were approved by the Cioty Council Planning Committee earlier today.
Congratulations to Carol, John Donna and all the Transforming Choice team
A big Thanks You to all the local residents and people in recovery, families and allies who supported the campiagn and especisally to all those who came to the planning committee to put faces and voices to recovery in Liverpool.
The Councillors voted unanimously to approvee the plans and it was heartening to see supporters outnumber local objectors whose fears and misunderstandings Transforimng Choice will work hard to overcome in the weeks and months ahead.
This project is desperately need in Liverpool which ahs the UK’s 2nd highest rate of alcohol related hospitas admissions.
A great day for recovery THANK YOU
Great news – Plans for local CIC, Transforming Choice, to operate a residential alcohol detox and abstinence based rehab, in the former Solna Hotel in Sefton Park, were approved by the Planning Committee of Liverpool City Council earlier today.
Well done to Carol, John, Donna and all the team
A big thank you to all those local residents, people in recovery, their families and allies, who supported the camapign and especially to those who came to the planning meeting to put faces and voices to recovery.
This facility is much needed in Liverpool which has the 2nd highest rate of alcohol related hospital admissions in the UK.
The plans were approved unanimously, and it was so heartening to see supporters of recovery outnumbering the objectors, whose fears and misunderstandings the project will be working hard to overcome in the weeks and months ahead.
Applications arec now open to all UK citizens over the age of 18 to apply for a 2013 Churchill Fellowship. http://www.wcmt.org.uk/
Watch the film clip below to find out more and please pass the message on to others who might benefit. Thanks
This year categories include Health, with a specific focus on Alcohol rleated issues, a new category of Prison Reform, and even an open category for projects which don’t fir the Trusts 13 specific categories.
So go for it and in Churchill’s famous maxim “Action this day!”
Please spread this information to anyone you think might benefit.
Sarah Davies looked at Community & self help grass roots treatment & policy around addiction recovery in the USA.
You can read her blog on the website of the charity she helped to found It’s called Recovery Cymru. http://www.recoverycymru.org.uk/blogs.html
Wynford Ellis Owen, who I met whilst I was in the USA, looked into Non- clinical addiction recovery techniques in the USA. Here’s a link to his Fellowship report: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/fellowships/fellows-reports.html?option=com_reports&task=listReps&Itemid=13&rep_search=1&year=&cat=&country=&author=owen&phrase=Phrase
Wynford is Chief Exec of the Welsh council on Alcohol and other drugs: http://welshcouncil.org.uk/
Hope this is useful Please spread these links to anyone you think may find them useful. Thanks.
I was proud to be one of the Churchill Fellows presented with their Fellowship medallions at the 2012 awards ceremony at Church House Westminster on 30th May. I was also honoured to be presented with my award by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompsdon multi Partalympic gold medalist an inspirational figure and a personal heroine of mine.
You can see me pictured with my Churchill Fellowship Medallion, and chatting to Tanni after the ceremony.Official photo’s of the actual presentation ceremony to follow later.
It was great to meet other Churchill Fellows, including others who studied addiction Recovery. I’ll be sharing links to their reports later on this blog.
Churchill Fellowships are open to any UK adult to apply for. applications for travel in 2013 are now open. just vist http://www.wcmt.org.uk if you want to find out more and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.
This was a proud day for me and it was great to be able to take my dad as my guest. Here he is enjoying some London sightseeing
Off to London this afternoon, with my dad as my guest, ready for the Churchill Fellowship awards ceremony tomorrow morning in Church House Westminster. Looking forward to being presented with my Churchill Medallion by Dame Tanni Gray-Thompson multi gold medal Paralympian, and a pesonal heroine of mine.
Thank you to everyone here and in the USAl who made my journey possible, and please keep using the results of my fellowship, and this blog, to influence the future of Recovery for addicts in the Uk.
With love and gratitude- Peter