Education and employment

The power of learning to transform lives is fundamental to our approach to recovery for addiction.  Our services offer a choice of supportive and tailored learning experiences which take individuals on a journey towards their goals.  Our approach to learning is embodied in our Academy model, the key aims of which are to create learning, training, volunteering and employment opportunities for people who are in recovery and unemployed (many of whom have not engaged in training and learning since being at school).

The initiatives and activities created and delivered by and through the Academy are designed to support individuals (known as Academy students) throughout their recovery journey within the treatment system and beyond into sustained recovery, independence, wellbeing and fulfilling activity. 

Double Impact holds 'Recognised Centre' status with Certa, a national Awarding Organisation and Accreditation Services provider, which enables our service users to easily gain recognised qualifications through enaging with our groups and courses.

Recovery Recruitment

Recovery Recruitment is a Big Lottery-funded project operating in Nottingham city and in the county of Nottinghamshire.  It provides specialist employment support to our service users, helping them with CVs, application, interview techniques and other job coaching support. 

It also builds relationships with local employers to create voluntary work placements and provides training to raise awareness of the issues affecting either employees in recovery or those who are experiencing current issues.  For more information on this please click here.

“The help I have received from Recovery Recruitment has been tremendous and enabled me to apply for numerous jobs with various organisations and I am now attending interviews and am confident I will be in a paid role in the near future.”

“I have gained a huge amount of confidence in applying for employment and am now confident when attending interviews.”

“Gave me the confidence to apply for a Team Leader role which I would not have done without the support from Recovery Recruitment. Basically someone believed in me and taught me to believe in myself”.

Digital skills

Recovery Recruitment equips service users with the necessary digital skills to be able to access and apply for educational courses and jobs independently.  As modern life becomes increasingly digitised, and more and more jobs and services become acessible via the internet, having online skills is increasingly necessary for social inclusion and personal independence.

Double Impact provides digital inclusion support to its service users in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire via two state-of-the-art IT suites, funded by Public Health England and the Big Lottery Fund.  People attending Double Impact's projects can access the suites, where supported sessions and training are held and can learn at their own pace via the Tinder Foundation's 'Learn My Way' online platform.