Keen to create and promote a new model of recovery in Inverclyde, engagement and communication between the Recovery Review Programme Board, Recovery Review Reference Group and people who use local services, Inverclyde Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) funded a Recovery Development Co-ordinator (RDC) post.
This is a full time, 35 hour dedicated post with flexibility over 7 days and weekends. People can engage in this project via:
• face to face drop in’s - for individuals and groups
• an appointment system
• telephone / email & social media contact
Outwith normal office hours a telephone message service relays crisis contacts / information including family support, and crisis cards are disseminated to the people that we come into contact with.
This project includes:
Building the capacity of recovery assets across the six locality areas to create an Inverclyde wide Peer Mentor worker / volunteer and ‘Lived Experience Network’, enabling people to access:
• a range of training and skills development
• volunteering opportunities
• paid work e.g. paid sessional hours to conduct peer evaluation etc.
• acquire the skills to progress into paid Peer Mentor posts
This project has only been up and running for a short period of time. However, it hit the ground running and has actively recruited, trained, inducted and provided peers with support, supervision and mentoring. We have 20+ peer volunteer mentors across Inverclyde who:
• Are part of the Lived Experience Network (peer volunteer mentor support network)
• Promote and support active participation in local recovery activities / community based recovery groups and volunteering opportunities
• Work with statutory and voluntary organisations to promote the role and activities of peer volunteer mentors
• Are part of the recovery pathway framework and an integral part of the Inverclyde Alcohol & Drug Recovery Service
The Recovery Development Coordinator is a trauma informed practitioner and will be diligent to embed Recovery Orientated Systems of Care in all of this work.
Throughout the lifetime of this project, the RDC will engage with local people who use Alcohol & Drug Recovery services / commissioned services, their carers and families and the broader community to ensure that they are involved in / have a voice in shaping, developing & delivering appropriate recovery services, supports and activities across Inverclyde. These will reflect the local demographic and needs of the communities that they serve and be available over 7 days and in the evenings. We will also ensure that people who use services are assisted to adapt to the changes within services / supports pertaining to the new model of recovery, and hope that all of this work will help to challenge and address stigma across Inverclyde.
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