About Us

Achieve with NERAF is an independent charity established to enable positive lifestyle change and recovery to people affected by alcohol or drug misuse. We do this by providing a personalised support tailored to meet the individual’s needs. We will not put you in a box and label you as someone with an addiction! you are your own person,.

We will make you feel welcome, listen to your story and then work with you to help you achieve what matters to you. We take pride in working “with” you rather than doing what we do “to” you. We will provide you with a volunteer to support you throughout your journey to recovery. Our  Recovery Coach will help you to navigate your recovery and can help you address issues such as debt, housing, employment and a multitude of others. Our services include;

  • One to One coaching
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Group Work
  • Activities
  • Peer mentor and volunteer training
  • Women’s only support groups
  • Abstinence groups
  • Mixed groups
  • Outcome chart which enables us to work with our clients & discuss with them what their priorities are
  • An END to END service

NERAF takes pride in employing those who have previously been through an addiction in both paid and volunteering roles, Many of our support team and are in ‘recovery’ themselves, but some may be here as they have a genuine interest in this field.

Over the years, NERAF has been recognised at both local and national levels and has been involved in several pieces of work with Alcohol Concern and other research agencies

NERAF’s views are regularly sought by regional and national press and media.

Charity Number 1141400