Double Impact delivers the following services in Nottingham city:


Nottingham Recovery Network (NRN) is the enhanced drug and alcohol pathway for Nottingham City residents. It is a partnership between Double Impact, Framework Housing Association and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.  NRN offers a single point of access to all drug and alcohol services in Nottingham city. The pathway has been commissioned to make referral easier, treatment interventions less complicated and more appropriate, and make the service users’ recovery more sustainable.  Double Impact delivers The Nottingham Academy as part of this service, which provides a Personal Development and Learning pathway of accredited and non-accredited groups and courses including Level 2 Peer Mentoring training, designed to support people to strengthen their recoveries and move on with their lives through peer support, learning, volunteering and employment pathways.


The ‘Clean Slate’ Academy (in partnership with Framework Housing Association) works with people who are currently under a community probation order and provides a person-centred learning and employment pathway that is designed to meet the client ‘where they are at’.

This programme delivers personal development opportunities to ‘students’, with an emphasis on education, training, volunteering & mentoring, employment, and connections to their wider community assets. These objectives are achieved through access to accredited training packages delivered both within the Academy and in conjunction with partner agencies.

Both these services are located in the Nottingham Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, NG1 6BB

Freephone number: 0800 028 5598



Café Sobar is an alcohol-free recovery cafe and venue in the centre of Nottingham and has been developed with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund.

The initial idea for Café Sobar came from the users of Double Impact services, who found that one of the main barriers to their recovery was social isolation and the lack of places to go that are alcohol-free, particularly in the evenings and at weekends. Our vision is to provide Nottingham with an alternative to the mainstream restaurants and bars, offering a convivial and creative space open to everyone who wants the choice to socialise without a focus on alcohol.

Café Sobar is a community interest company, so all profits go directly back into the Double Impact charity, helping to fund the services needed to support people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The bar also provides opportunities for people in recovery to gain valuable experience, training, volunteering and employment.


Opportunity and Change is a support programme for people with multiple and complex needs throughout Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Double Impact is a delivery partner in Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire.

The programme is being delivered by local organisations working together, with a range of experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs and aims to support people to achieve stability and provide access to mainstream services.

It is part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Union through its European Social Fund. It is being managed by Framework, a charity and housing association dedicated to helping homeless people, preventing homelessness, and promoting opportunities for vulnerable and excluded people.

Please click here for more information about Opportunity and Change.



The Groundwork Greater Nottingham Towards Work project is part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme.

Jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund & the European Social Fund, the programme is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.  Double Impact is a delivery partner in Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire.

It aims to support with those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual may face.

Please click here for more information about Towards Work.

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