Achieve with NERAF based in Sunderland & operating throughout Tyne and Wear.

We help people who have been through alcohol and substance misuse to help both themselves and other people whose lives are being destroyed by their misuse or addiction. We offer information, advice and practical and emotional support, using one-to-one sessions delivered by our Recovery Coaches, supported by volunteers and Peer Mentors. This is supplemented by help with immediate practical problems such as accommodation, finances or health issues, training & awareness about substance misuse and its effects & referral to specialist agencies.  Our team coordinate our own services & bring in additional services offered by agencies such as Job Centre Plus, the NHS Nutrition Team, Turning Point, Alcoholics Anonymous, Counted Four (experts in clinical support) & Lifeline, a national charity with expertise in community detoxification services, criminal justice and prison initiatives, family work and services for young people. In this way we offer a ‘one stop shop’ of support and assistance.

Our work has been supported in recent years by Gateshead Public Health, the Northern Rock Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation & the Tyne and Wear Community Foundation.



Charity Number 1141400