9th September 2014

At the beginning of September; the ACHIEVE with NERAF team will be moving house from the In2change to a (nearly) new and sparkling office located at the Trinity Organisation on Gateshead High Street.
For the past two years we have been based at the In2change on Jackson Street, working closely with staff and volunteers from the other treatment providers and we will leave with fond memories of shared groups, excellent partnership working and some eccentric characters (you know who you are!).
A big thank you and farewell to all the lads and lasses especially the hardworking and long suffering admin/reception staff for the support, assistance and kindness shown to the NERAF team, even the Old One!
Working in conjunction with the Trinity we intend to launch a drop in service providing specialist Information, Advice and Guidance around Substance Misuse Issues and this will be open initially Mon – Fri then hopefully weekends and evenings, where people can pop in for a coffee and a chat, join one of the groups; (Health, SMART, Ladies, Mixed, Veterans, etc.) or enrol on our new Recovery Workshops programme.
There will also be opportunities to become involved in the Digital Inclusion Courses where we will be demonstrating and teaching people how to get the best out of their phones, tablets and laptops, etc. Technology made easy.
Events and activities, trips out, fundraising campaigns and much more will be on offer. The centre will be staffed and run by volunteers, peer mentors, people in recovery and NERAF staff and will be working in partnership with other Gateshead Based organisations.
Exciting times ahead with lots of new ideas and this is only the start! Pop along and meet new friends, join in and get the help and support you may be looking for. Everyone is welcome.