Achieve with NERAF working as CRC Service

Achieve with NERAF working with the CRC

Our service offer supports you to reduce re-offending. If you are experiencing drug and/or alcohol misuse then speak to your prison worker who can make  a referral. We intend to encourage individuals into recovery by assisting them to overcome the negative effects substance use places upon them. We will support and help individuals to build their strength and resilience to live their life without seeing the need to resort to crime as a viable option. We will utilise a combination of structured work with paid workers and volunteers to aid resettlement.

Our CRC staff;

Project Manager:  Shellie Nichols-Key, Recovery Coach’s: Julie Carr, Michelle Hope, Debbie Robson.  Our service is delivered by paid workers in conjunction with  volunteers, many of them have direct experience of drug and alcohol use.

Our Service Intention is to reduce re-offending of those experiencing drug and / or alcohol misuse.

  • Encourage individuals into recovery
  • Assist individuals to build their strength and resilience to live their life without drugs or alcohol
  • Reduce criminal activity associated with drug and alcohol use
  • Compliment and support existing drug and alcohol treatment
  • Complement work of National Probation Service
  • ”Team Around the Person” (TAP) approach with every individual entering our service being allocated a paid Recovery Coach and a Volunteer Recovery worker . Each will have different function which will ensure transparency and will aid consistency of working.

NERAF operate a Three Phase Model based on complexity of need; this ensures we can deliver services to the right people at the right time. All will receive assessment of need prior to service start. Listed below are typical examples of support available in each phase.

Phase 1:

  • Intensive 1:1 Support
  • Recovery Plan formulated
  • Gate pick up on release, where identified as being beneficial
  • Facilitated access to mutual aid
  • Access to group support
  • Introduction of  Volunteer

Phase 2:

  • Continuing access to group
  • Continuing access to facilitated mutual aid
  • Support with daily living and signposting to other services
  • Closer working with volunteer

Phase 3:

  • Group Support whenever required
  • Recovery skills work book support
  • Telephone support as minimum fortnightly
  • Option to train to become a volunteer