Recovery Cafe celebrates 3 years

The Recovery Café for North Lincolnshire people who are recovering from drug and alcohol misuse celebrated its third birthday on 26 November by unveiling a new name and logo, developed by local people who use the service.

From humble beginnings, the Recovery Café has been attended by almost 500 people (485) in the last full calendar year.

The café is led by people in recovery and supported by staff at The Junction.

The Recovery Turtles continue to show up at all our recovery events. Here is the one presented to STRIVE to mark the third anniversary. The group have names him GIZMO

The café hosts lots of activities including, SMART recovery groups, art workshops and the ever popular Jammin’ sessions.

The service user group recently created their own name STRIVE (Steel Town Recovery Inspires Values + Encouragement) and logo and are currently developing a Facebook page.

Practice Lead at The Junction, Laura Wallen said: “The STRIVE café is a great resource for local people in recovery, it is an inspirational place where friendships develop and people rebuild their lives.

“What is particularly pleasing is the support we’re beginning to build from businesses. This year ASDA has lent its support for the anniversary bash – and in turn we have a stall in their store for alcohol awareness week.”

To see more photos of this great event click here


Published 12th December 2013

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