Double Impact first started supporting people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with drug and alcohol issues in 1998.  Over the past 18 years we have collaborated with our service users to develop an approach which takes people on a journey away from hopelessness and dependence on drugs or alcohol, into freedom from addiction and a meaningful, useful life.

Our services include:

  • Individually-tailored support to promote sustained recovery
  • Opportunities for education, training, volunteering and employment;
  • Practical help and advice around housing and finances;
  • Environments which facilitate mutual respect, peer support and a sense of community amongst our service users

Without the services that DI offer i wouldn't be where i am today and the person i am. They help you with whatever that may be from drugs and alcohol to debt. So please don't struggle, come and speak to someone and come and meet some new positive people that really want to help you on your journey to recovery !!!!"     (L.B. - Service user)

The Academy Model

Many of our services are based around an Academy model. This 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 communities. We believe that everyone can recover and that in recovery anything is possible. 


The aims of the Academy are to: 

  • 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

Our services currently operate in Nottingham city, Nottinghamshire, Lincoln and Lincolnshire.  For help and support please click here.
"You don't need to deal with things on your own when these guys are around. Families stick together. Join us and prosper, I did. xx" (R.H. - Service user)