LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN
FROM DETOX TO RECOVERY CENTRAL
We take referrals from other service providers, including the health service, social services, probation and prison, or you can self-refer by clicking HERE.
At CHANGES UK you will have a full needs assessment, carried out by our trained staff, a skills audit and together we will develop your care plan. You will be supported by a team of Peer Mentors, led by a professionally trained Recovery Coach and you will have access to our full range of holistic recovery services.
HERE’S WHAT OUR SERVICE USERS HAVE TO SAY:
I came to Changes battered, broken. I had lost touch with reality, my family, and myself. I felt hopeless. I went into detox and was mentored through it by people that had been through the process and were clean and happy. I found hope.
Resident & Volunteer
In the Recovery Academy learnt about the way I tick and how to form healthy relationships with family, friends. I made some fantastic friends for life! The next stage was supported living where I learnt to start taking some responsibility and start to grow up. This is where my self-esteem started to grow and I began to feel better about myself. Today I‘m at peace with myself. My mom finally has some piece of mind. I can be a dad to be son. I’m finally feeling part of society and have a purpose. I have fantastic friends and my future is looking bright. Massive thank you to changes for everything you have done for me! If my life was how it is today that would be great! I finally feel content, loved and valued.
After years of addiction to drugs and alcohol, numerous prison sentences and hitting many rock bottoms I was lucky to find myself in a treatment centre. Detoxing from my methadone was just the start of an incredible journey.
Resident & Volunteer Peer Mentor
I didn’t know what the future held or where I would end up and to be honest I really didn’t mind. After all I had done the ‘old geographical’ many times before. The treatment centre I was in have a working relationship with Changes UK Recovery Services. I was offered the chance of an assessment which I gladly accepted. In fact, I leapt at the chance.
Since my arrival at Changes my life has changed beyond all recognition. The care, love and affection that has been given to me throughout my stay, you could not put a price on it. The housing that was offered to me is fabulous and I couldn’t have wished for a safer environment and a nicer bunch of lads.
I have been supported and encouraged in all my pursuits for example, furthering my education and seeking voluntary work in the local community. This included in-house training and opportunities to further my skills.
Changes is at the heart of the recovery network her in Birmingham and without them I know I wouldn’t be in the incredible position I am in today. Thank you Changes!
I have little doubt that Changes has helped saved my life. Their support team have been my saving grace many times during my early recovery, constantly offering me guidance and showing me unconditional love.Female Resident
Recovery Academy Volunteer
The Recovery Academy was a journey of self-discovery and offered me structure and routine which I desperately needed after living a chaotic life of addiction. I now have the honour of volunteering in the Recovery Academy and I’m giving back to those in the same place of pain and confusion as I was. Every day I grow more in my recovery and though I am now far more independent, I know the staff and my peers are always there when difficult times arise. I am so grateful for this chance to live as a part of society without the hell of active addiction. It wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible charity so freely given to me by Changes.
I first came to Changes Recovery Academy after leaving Livingstone House. Attending gave me the belief that I could go onto having a normal life.Resident
Building Changes Volunteer
It’s given me the confidence to have a conversation with people again. Now I am a volunteer for the new Changes Building project working on the renovation. I’m also going take the opportunity to improving my English and Maths skills which will help in my future career. It’s helped me get back in to my original trade and I’m working hard. I’ve now got my family back in my life. I’d like to thank Changes for the all support and opportunities.
Changes took me in and allowed me to be part of society again, this time drug free. Changes has given me a purpose in life.Sophie May
Resident & Recovery Academy Volunteer
After leaving treatment and returning to my parents it was soon clear that they were full of fear of a potential relapse; quite reasonably after the hell I’d put them through in addiction. The Recovery Academy gave me the courage I lacked to start believing in myself as well as linking me to other sources which freed me from my past. The manipulative, frightened child I was has now transformed into a caring, loving woman and has given my family the daughter they lost many years ago. We have a relationship I never thought possible.
When I came into Changes, I didn’t have two pennies to rub together. I was homeless, very depressed and had a lack of hope in my life.Simon Dakin
Volunteer Peer Mentor
I got accepted into the Recovery Academy and was given a safe place to live in one of the stage three houses. The Academy gave me a platform to build on in the early stages of recovery and was the beginning of rebuilding my life. During my time in the Academy I began to connect with others in the same position as me and built new friendships. Today, these people are my support network. Whilst in the Academy I began working with my support worker who has helped me to understand that I don’t ever have to use again. Today I am a Volunteer Peer Mentor and at college getting training to develop into independent living and into work.