The Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC) provides hope, choice and opportunities for adults in or aiming for recovery (making changes to their alcohol/ substance use). We run a timetable of groups 7 days a week with the help of volunteers who have lived experience and are in recovery of dependency. The ARC understands recovery as more of a life change that encompasses self worth, confidence, meaningful, healthy relationships with yourself and others and wellbeing.
Call us 0114 258 7553
How to refer
You can self refer or be referred to ARC and we aim to get in touch with you within 24hrs of the referral. Just fill in the form or call us on 0114 258 7553.
Disclaimer: Please note that we work confidentially and will not pass on information without your permission. If there is an indication of risk of harm to yourself or someone else, we will act on this under the duty of care. In this rare case scenario we aim to involve you fully in this process.
How we work
The ARC project works in 4 phases, please read more if you want to hear some personal stories of people who have accessed us.
PHASE 1: ENGAGE WITH RECOVERY
We run several SMART meetings during the week, online and face to face. SMART is CBT based and stands for Self Management and Recovery Training. It is a peer support group with people at different stages, so there is an emphasis on mutual support while the group creates their own agenda each meeting. Phase one is about recovery focus, connecting with others, creating hope within yourself and working on your own specific recovery “armour”. Complementary groups are offered such as mindfulness, resilience, journaling and Structured Recovery Programme.
PHASE 2: COLLECTIVE IMPACT
We hope people connect to the community that is ARC and discover themselves while settling more into their recovery. Part of this may be to try out new activities or become more engaged and “paying it forward”. You might have a skill that you could pass on or you may want to help with some events and planning. Becoming more engaged can happen everywhere and the aim is to build more confidence and fill life with positive experiences. We offer various workshops and courses and run groups such as Sassy Ladies, Assertiveness, Mindfulness. We also run a regular Citizen Assembly to ensure good communication and feedback within Project 6.
PHASE 3: BETTER THAN WELL
We want to help people progressing by offering a range of training and volunteering opportunities within the ARC as this will benefit yourself as well as our community. The training for volunteers is of high quality and covers areas such as trauma informed practice, compassionate based motivational interviewing, Solution Focussed Approach.
PHASE 4: EMPLOYMENT AND LIFE CHANCES
This is the progression pathway to support people outside their recovery via a bespoke plan for you that helps you to access training, higher education, work placements and employment, when you are ready. We have linked with a variety of organisations to support you in your next goals with preparation, planning and action.
The ARC opening times
Monday 9:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 17:00
Thursday 9:00 – 17:00
Friday 9:00 – 16:00
The ARC is funded by The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.