East Sussex Recovery Alliance Living Free From Addiction

Partnerships

MIND

Following generous funding from MIND, we been working hard to also find resources that can support our clients with managing their well-being and mental health.

The funding will be used to recruit and equip 2 part-time remote support workers. They will support people in outlying areas who can’t easily get to the Hastings and Eastbourne hubs. They will also provide some evening and weekend support.

The support from MIND has also made it possible for us to renew our partnership with Coastal Wellbeing and to continue offering WRAP courses. The 6 week course will be adapted to suit an on-line delivery.


Change Grow Live (STAR)

CGL is a critically important partner because they fund staff and running costs under a 5-year sub-contract until 2024 , and they refer clients to ESRA for recovery support.

CGL covers all the running costs of the building at Cafe North in Eastbourne. CGL also pays for staff at Cafe North, including the Hub Manager, Senior Support Worker (CAT), Support Worker and Café Supervisor. They also pay for an Asset Based Community Development worker who covers Eastbourne and Hastings.


Coastal Wellbeing

In June 2020, ESRA renewed its partnership with Coastal Wellbeing to deliver WRAP training to ESRA staff volunteers and clients. WRAP stands for Wellness in Recovery Action Planning, and it teaches personal responsibility for wellbeing in recovery. This has already been shown to improve resilience among the recovery community.

This new partnership has been funded by MIND. With it comes a new piece of work that will enable us to adapt WRAP training so that it can also be offered online. This will benefit typically hard to reach clients who can't easily attend in-person sessions. This could be due to parenting commitments, challenges with mental health or limited access to transport.


Support for veterans

We have a partnership agreement with East Sussex veterans Hub (ESVH). They support veterans and their families with a range of services relating to immediate welfare issues, mental health, and the practicalities of successfully integrating back into civilian life.

Over 90% of ESVH clients with PTSD also experience drug or alcohol misuse.

ESVH focuses on this ‘hard to reach’ group and those less likely to engage. Where appropriate, they refer clients to ESRA.


Drop-ins at ESRA

Southdown

Their community navigators regularly support our clients in the following ways:

  • Identify what is important for health and wellbeing, and issues to be addressed

  • Help to create a personalised plan to connect with services in the community
  • Support and encouragement to connect to services, groups and activities

  • Establishing healthy lifestyles and maintaining active lives

  • Arts, music, outdoors and creativity

  • Befriending, counseling and other support groups

  • Housing, benefits and financial support and advice

  • Employment, training and volunteering

  • Education and learning

  • Accessing specialist services and support

One You

Last year, 24 ESRA clients had free NHS health checks during 3 drop-ins.


Professional referrals and relationships

At ESRA we regularly work with the following professional bodies to safeguard and support our clients:

  • Adult Social Care

  • Well-being Centre

  • Probation Service

  • Police (eg for safeguarding concerns and welfare checks)

  • Hastings Borough Council

  • Woodlands Hospital

  • Staying Well

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We are always looking for partnership opportunities with like-minded charities and agencies.

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