Lincoln & Lincolnshire We are pleased to announce a new service for Lincoln and Lincolnshire commencing on 1st October 2016. This is delivered in partnership with Addaction. From Dependence to Independence The Double Impact Academy Lincolnshire provides a progression pathway, where clients (known as students) are offered, through a personal development plan a range of accredited level 1 and 2 progression qualifications. The Academy will also provide opportunities for people to get involved in mutual aid activity and signpost and connect people to opportunities and activities taking place in their local community’s .We believe that everyone can recover and that in recovery anything is possible. The aims of the Academy connect people with themselves, each other and their local communities raise aspiration and ambition access key functional skills training where needed access level 1 and 2 progression learning coordinate volunteering and work experience opportunities support students to be work ready and into employment generate a Peer Support network develop a service user involvement network promote and champion recovery What’s on offer? ‘Something for the Weekend – ‘A practical peer support group focussing on the here and now’ Running every Friday out of Lincoln, Grantham, Boston and Spalding, Something for the Weekend is an informal, safe environment where people can share their experiences and connect with peers. This group aims to build on and help develop your self-awareness and resilience. Connect Event – ‘An introduction to the Academy’ The Connect Event begins with the showing of a short recovery film and a discussion about the possibilities of recovery, what support is available to overcome challenges and barriers that people may be faced with. You will find out about all the options that are available to you now and in the future and connected to other people in recovery. If you like what you hear then we’ll arrange for a 1:1 when we can look in detail at what you want and get you started. Service User Involvement Forums We run monthly Service User Involvement Forums where you can have your say about what’s working well for you in recovery, what’s not, what would make it better and how can we collectively encourage people to connect with treatment and recovery services. Personal Development Planning Wherever you are in your life we can support you to develop a plan to build a different future for yourself. Key functional skills Competency around English, Math and I T are issues many of us faced in early recovery – as part of the Academy pathway we can find you the support to overcome these. Peer Volunteering If your still in treatment and want to volunteer in services you can gain the relevant accredited qualifications through the Academy – find out more at a Connect Event Recovery Support Volunteer If you’re not in treatment and in recovery and want to volunteer in services you can gain the relevant accredited qualifications through the Academy – find out more at a Connect Event Employability skills We can support you in job searches, CV writing, interview preparation and post-employment should you need it - find out more at a Connect Event Access Mutual Aid Mutual Aid options are currently limited across Lincolnshire but there are some and there are online options, we will do our best to support you to access Mutual Aid – we also plan to develop our own mutual aid groups, information on these will go out locally as our service develops. Recovery Portal If you want Recovery information and support at the touch of a button download our free Recovery Portal App If you want to get involved in any of our events or groups simply talk to an Addaction or Double Impact member of staff who can give you the relevant times and venues you need or give us a call 015220304246.