A reflective poem by one of our participants in Lincolnshire.
Cafe Sobar and Double Impact were delighted to host the National Inclusive Recovery Cities meeting in December 2023. The aim of the collective is to increase the number of cities actively supporting and promoting recovery from addiction at a city-wide level. It’s an approach which emphasises the positive value that people in recovery have to wider society – and, crucially, to remove the shame and stigma around addiction.
The Nottingham Contemporary gallery played host to an afternoon of inspiration, celebration, and triumph as Double Impact held its annual Spirit of Recovery Awards ceremony. The event, now in its 10th year, brought together individuals, partners, and organisations committed to supporting recovery from addiction in Nottinghamshire.
Double Impact's Cafe Sobar Secures Three-Year Grant Support from the National Lottery Community FundPublished at 13-12-2023
Another reason to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Double Impact is thrilled to announce that its social enterprise, Cafe Sobar, has been awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. The grant, spanning the next three years, will empower Cafe Sobar to continue its impactful work in providing a safe and welcoming space for individuals in recovery, offering work experience placements, and fostering a sense of community through diverse events.
In celebration of Double Impact’s 25th Anniversary a team comprising people in recovery, supporters and staff, came together to run the Robin Hood Half Marathon, and what a team they turned out to be!
The first is our major fundraiser, for which we are seeking 25 runners to take part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon in September 2023.
Lincolnshire Recovery Connector, Hayley's verdict on the most recent trip funded through the Connect Fund - 'A great team building experience with an added extra of smiles and laughter!'
Our Voices Matter – Using Lived Experience When Developing the Time Out Gambling Harms Project in Nottingham
The Connect Fund was able to provide some much needed Christmas cheer for people recovering from alcohol and drug issues in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Donations from local businesses and supporters have kick-started our new 'Connect' Fund, which aims to support recovery from addiction through safe social activities and group visits in the community.
A vital project supporting people in Boston, Lincolnshire to recover from addiction and gain new skills has been funded for a further three years by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Local food gifting business Treat Kitchen are planning an alternative Black Friday event this year which aims to help shoppers make a real difference to their local community.