Local Service User Networks
Welcome to the homepage for Local Service User Networks, where local groups can advertise events, share news and keep in touch.
Stories from the Edge
'Get Involved' meeting
Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 5:30–6:30pm
The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich
Community meeting organised by Fiona Wright – Recovery and Engagement Coordinator with the Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Action Team.
Fiona’s role is to develop and support a diverse and vibrant Recovery community across Norfolk and help the members of this community build and maintain their own Recovery Capital.
So what is a Recovery Community? A community of people in long term recovery their friends and family and those people who work with them both in and out of service.
So what is Recovery Capital? Recovery Capital is all the personal, social, and community resources a person can draw on to begin and sustain recovery from drug and alcohol problems.These are things like things like peer support and mentoring, housing, education, employment, and leisure or social activities.
There is already some great recovery work going on within the drug and alcohol services across Norfolk. But what is available for people to help them continue their recovery journey when they leave these services? Norfolk needs to start building a network of groups, projects and activities which help people to make new friends, gain new skills and continue their recovery.
Each recovery community is different. Norfolk is huge and there are a lot of rural areas which are difficult to reach. It may be that Norfolk needs lots of smaller Recovery Communities which will join up to make one big community.
Most importantly, it is the people in these communities which need to shape, support and develop them. This is why it is important for you to get involved. Being involved in the Recovery Community does not mean making a huge commitment – people can be involved as much or as little as they like. You can be involved in many ways. You may have skills and experience that you can share with other people. You may be able to volunteer at one of the recovery projects in the community. You may want to be involved in organising events. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of the things that we are currently seeking help with:
Norfolk Recovery Festival 2013 – a whole range of opportunities to be involved in this exciting event.
Stories from the Edge – a book and film project which will capture the recovery stories of the Norfolk.
Marketing and Communications – the new Recovery Community and needs a lot of publicity and communications material.
Peer Mentoring - we are hoping to set up a community mentoring project.
Training – we hope to train people to deliver Drug and Alcohol Awareness sessions to other organisations and agencies.
Help us to develop this page
The Service User Area is still under development, but if you have any ideas about how you think it should look and what it should contain, then we'd like to hear from you. Email SIGN at email@example.com and tell us what you think, using the subject "Service User Area".
SUNN (Service User Network Norfolk) - Norwich
SUNN Norwich run a number of social events during the year and have planned out their schedule for April to September 2012; details of which are attached. These events are open for everyone to enjoy. Interested then make a note in your diaries and to join in text only to Andrew on 0751 3045774 or turn up a bit earlier on the day.
Does your group publish a Newsletter?
If you group publishes a newsletter please supply a copy of the pdf and we will publish here.
TADS Recovery Newsletter February 2012 availble for download here.
TADS Recovery Newsletter December 2011 PDF 1.93MB