Double Impact delivers the following services in Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire:
Nottingham Academy – part of Nottingham Recovery Network
Our Nottingham and Clean Slate Academies, part of Nottingham Recovery Network, create learning, training, volunteering and employment opportunities for individuals who have achieved abstinence. The Clean Slate Academy specialises in working with people who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Individuals receive 1:1 support and a personalised continuing professional development plan to help them take the next step into education, training or employment. The focus is on learning as a means of supporting, strengthening and enriching recovery.
Clean Slate Academy – part of Nottingham Recovery Network
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.
New Path to Employment
New Path to Employment is a small team of local people who work alongside the recovery teams in the Wellbeing Hub.
Their purpose is to find you a job that you’ve always wanted to have.
They have a wealth of experience in recruitment, employability and drug and alcohol recovery, offering 1:1 support, introductions to supportive and understanding local employers, benefits advice and time unlimited support in-work.
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.
Recovery Links Nottinghamshire
Recovery Links Nottinghamshire is a new service for people who have concerns about their own or another’s drinking or drug use.
This is a service for adults aged 18 and over in any part of Nottinghamshire.
What will it offer me?
- A county-wide information telephone and webchat service, providing accurate information and signposting to local and online support.
- 1-1 support to help you identify and reach your goals around your drinking/ drug use.
- An online programme of groups and short courses to help you to reach these goals.
- Training & volunteering opportunities to improve your skills and prospects.
Recovery Connector Apprenticeship Scheme
Becoming a support worker in the drug and alcohol sector or the wider health and social care sector is an attractive career path for many who achieve a stable recovery and want to give something back. Our Recovery Connector Apprenticeship Scheme builds on our courses and voluntary schemes to provide the next step along the journey and prepare people to make that leap into full-time paid employment in the sector.
Recovery Connectors are employed within our main services in Nottingham and Lincolnshire, to work as part-time paid staff for 12 months. During this time they are supported to study towards a Health & Social Care Level 3 qualification, and given specific employment support to prepare them for their next opportunity. To find out more, speak to your keyworker or use the contact details opposite.
Time Out Service
Double Impact’s Time Out program is a new gambling project which aims to better understand the true extent of gambling related harm within Nottingham City. To contribute your lived experience of harmful gambling, as a gambler, someone affected by another’s gambling, or as a professional, please visit the service page to find out more.