We have some exciting news about a new project working with our Partners at TACT in Wellington. We will be converting an old garage into an workshop and facilities room and operate all of our projects from there. We are excited to be working closer with TACT as we are both in the business to aid our service users in there recovery and can lean on each other to do just that. Telford After Care Team (TACT) C.I.C. was founded in 2012 by Robert Eyers who himself endured 20 years of addiction. During his recovery Rob became aware of the lack of support available for service users in Telford like himself. Rob set up TACT initially on a voluntary basis with a small amount of funding to help run a SMART Recovery Group and a Gardening Group. This provided people in recovery an option to do something new and prevent them from returning to their old lives. The main aim of TACT is to assist people in recovery from using drugs or alcohol. This is achieved by improving the health and welbeing of its service users; empowering people to lead productive and fulfilling lives so that they can once again be valued members […]
Despite the very uncertain future of the Riverside Shopping Centre, it was decided to give the cafe a facelift and a new lease of life while the centre remains open. A number of the client-volunteers were involved in the redecoration project, which involved a range of skill-areas including carpentry, plastering, painting, wallpapering and basic electrical installations. A number of the clients now work in the cafe which sells barista-made coffees and other hot drinks, light meals, cakes and a variety of home-produced products. Several new clients have recently earned their Basic Food Hygiene certificates, allowing them to work in the food preparation areas.
A number of the client-volunteers have spent the last few weeks working on a refurbishment project here at Meeting Point House. Some of the meeting rooms were in dire need of some redecoration and refurbishment. So, lead by our projects manager a team of our client-volunteers have systematically redecorated and refubished a number of the rooms throughout the building. One of the guys involved in the project commented : “We have learned a lot from this project, it has given us the opportunity to learn new skills and to do something useful for our community” YR client For a number of those who worked on this project the new skills gained along with the valuable relevant recent work experience all counts towards their CV, and will hopefully go on to help them gain employment. Staff at Meeting Point House comment that they are delighted with the project outcomes and are keen to use the services of our projects team in the future.