Double Impact delivers the following services in Nottingham city:

Nottingham Recovery Network

Nottingham Recovery Network (NRN) is the new enhanced drug and alcohol pathway for Nottingham City residents. It is a brand new service and a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare, Framework Housing Association, and Double Impact. 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.

Homelessness Prevention Service

The Homelessness Prevention Service – Nottingham (HPSN) is a Floating Support Service providing resettlement and support to individuals with a current or past substance misuse issue in need of support and assistance including those at risk of homelessness. The Service aims to help people to maintain their home and reduces the risk of potential homelessness.

The resettlement service supports individuals when moving on from supported housing; Working in partnership with supported housing services to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. We provide advice with the physical move, support to access furniture, setting up utilities accounts, housing benefit / universal credit claims etc.

HPSN is a partnership with between two agencies, Double Impact and Framework.


To make a referral please contact the Central Access Phone (CAP) on 0800 055 6184. You can self refer or an agency can refer you. The referral will take a couple of minutes over the phone.

Alternatively,  referrals can take place through the website:

HPSN aims to be in contact for an assessment within 5 working days.

Homelessness Prevention Service Nottingham
Double Impact
24 Friar Lane

t:  0115 9483612
w: Framework’s website

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Appointments outside these hours are offered where individual circumstances require it

Clean Slate Academy

The 'Clean Slate' Academy 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.

Our programme is currently delivered within both community drug and alcohol services and adult offending teams.

Recovery Recruitment

Recovery Recruitment is part of Double Impact Synergy CIC, a community interest company set up by Double Impact. We work in close partnership with local businesses to provide bespoke training and employment opportunities to individuals established in recovery.

Our tailored service matches highly motivated and uniquely talented individuals with socially responsible, forward thinking employers.

Cafe Sobar

Cafe Sobar is an alcohol-free recovery cafe and venue in teh centre of Nottingham and has been developed with the support of a grant from the Big Lottery 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.

Cafe 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.  To visit the website, please click here.

Schools Project

Double Impact has developed an Alcohol Awareness programme aimed at providing much needed education and information on the dangers and consequences of alcohol misuse for the young people using a range of different approaches including:

  • Basic Alcohol Awareness
  • Real-Life Examples – Service user delivered stories
  • Drama Session
  • Arts Project
  • Creative Writing

The project aims to provide reliable and factual information regarding health issues, treatment options and support services to both students and teachers. We encourage students to consider a wide range of consequences of alcohol misuse including health, social, criminal, and familial.  This progoramme is delivered in partnership with the Amy Winehouse Foundation.