I WILL GO TO REHAB, YES YES YES –
July 26, 2021 – “A lot of my addiction was very isolated and on my own, so it’s been nice to be around women who are also in the same position as me and we really do come together and support each other.”
The house has communal spaces where women take part in music, yoga and art therapy and daily check-ins where they can share their thoughts on how recovery is going.
It also has a number of self-contained flats with their own cooking and living spaces so that the women can live independently – but know where help is when it’s needed. Hannah has been working as a manager at Amy’s Place since it opened five years ago.
She’s helped shape the recovery programmes that are now a regular part of treatment at the recovery house.
“We went around rehabs and asked women what they wanted from a recovery supported accommodation service,” she says.
“They wanted a key worker to help them with practical support like benefits advice, housing options and referring to counsellors, so we’ve basically developed the service on all those support needs.