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Outside Edge Theatre Company is recuiting for an Associate Theatre Facilitator

Outside Edge Theatre Company is recuiting for an Associate Theatre Facilitator.

The Outside Edge Theatre Company works from the perspective of creating theatre and drama with people affected by addiction and substance misuse. Through our programmes of work we use theatre and performing arts to give people affected by drug and alcohol addiction a voice—enabling them to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery. Additionally, the company provides interactive drug and alcohol treatment touring productions, training for professionals, stand-alone programmes, and professional theatre productions of new work for the general public.

Outside Edge Theatre Company is looking for an Associate Theatre Facilitator. This is a freelance position responsible for leading Edge Two, a new intermediate theatre workshop for participants who are in recovery or have been affected by substance misuse. This role will also involve supporting the Artistic Director and Creative Producer with the advocating and promoting of Outside Edge Theatre Company.

Applicants must be an experienced theatre practitioner with a proven track record of delivering drama and performing arts workshops, specifically delivering forum theatre, devised and ensemble and physical theatre. Experienced and proven track record of experience of facilitating with vulnerable groups. Experience or understanding of addiction and the recovery field. A Degree, MA or long term relevant experience would be essential to the role.

More details please contact us by email to recruitment@edgetc.org or apply with CV and a letter of interest.

Deadline 3 June 2016

www.edgetc.org

Outside Edge Theatre Company is looking for an Associate Theatre Facilitator

The Outside Edge Theatre Company works from the perspective of creating theatre and drama with people affected by substance misuse. Through our programmes of work we use theatre and performing arts to give people affected by drug and alcohol addiction a voice—enabling them to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery. Additionally, the company provides interactive drug and alcohol treatment touring productions, training for professionals, stand-alone programmes, and professional theatre productions of new work for the general public.

Outside Edge Theatre Company is looking for an Associate Theatre Facilitator. This is a freelance position responsible for leading Edge Two, a new intermediate theatre workshop for participants who are in recovery or have been affected by substance misuse. This role will also involve supporting the Artistic Director and Creative Producer with the advocating and promoting of Outside Edge Theatre Company.  

Applicants must be an experienced theatre practitioner with a proven track record of delivering drama and performing arts workshops, specifically delivering forum theatre, devised and ensemble and physical theatre. Experienced and proven track record of experience of facilitating with vulnerable groups. Experience or understanding of addiction and the recovery field. A Degree, MA or long term relevant experience would be essential to the role.

More details please contact us by email to recruitment@edgetc.orgor apply with CV and a letter of interest.

Deadline 3 June 2016

www.edgetc.org

CGL Coffee morning

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The Alcohol Service

For residents of: Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster

The New

Venue for Coffee Mornings,

Table Tennis & Pool

10 am to 12 pm every Wednesday&Thursday

At Lytton Community Hall

North End Crescent, West Kensington W14 8TE

Free Coffee, Tea and Snacks,Plus Good Company!

Situated on North End Crescent, off North End Road. 5 minutes’ walk from West Kensington Tube station

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For more information call: 0800 014 7440

New three borough substance misuse service

New three borough substance misuse service

For those of you who did not see our first bulletin, hopefully you have heard that Turning Point and Blenheim have been commissioned to provide the new substance misuse service in the City of Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham.

This new service is named the Recovery & Wellbeing network and will transform the way that drug and alcohol services are provided locally from the 1st April; alongside the new specialist alcohol service provided by CRI.

As well as ensuring we continuing providing safe services for the Borough’s existing service users; we will focus on opening up the treatment system to new client groups and respond to new drug and alcohol trends.

To find out more, in brief, please see below or to hear more detail and have a chance to meet us face to face – come along to one of our Open Mornings, where the implementation teams from Turning Point, Blenheim and CRI will also be available to discuss your queries

Conference Announcement

UK SMART Recovery is excited to announce its inaugural conference

‘Getting SMART-er: an analysis of the contribution of the SMART Recovery programme to the development of mutual aid and choice in recovery from addictive behaviours’

Venue:             Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke on Trent, ST4 4EG

Date:                 Wednesday 14th September 2016

Time:                Registration from 9.00 a.m. for a 9.45 a.m. start, closing at 4.30 p.m.

Limited places available – book now to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the early bird offer (which includes an optional free tour of Stoke City Football ground)

 

Meet inspiring speakers and hear first-hand from people who have used the SMART Recovery programme, including Shiv Sharma our Peer Board member. You will also hear from the National Coordinators on progress of UK SMART Recovery across England, Scotland and Wales.

Speakersinclude:

 

  1. Professor Robin Davidson: ‘What is recovery really’?

Is recovery an adjective as in one’s recovery journey, a verb as in what a person is doing or a noun as in Recovery, a new anti-academic, renaissance movement?

  1. Professor MarcantonioSpada:‘You cannot crave less by desiring more’

Drawing on research and clinical evidence he will showcase the novel concept of desire thinking and its potential relevance in the treatment of addictive behaviours.

  1. Dr Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery:What is self-empowerment’?

SMART describes itself as a “self-empowering approach.” Given that many forces are stronger than any individual, what are the limits of self-empowerment? How do we achieve it? How far can it go? How do we keep SMART Recovery meetings self-empowering?

 

  1. Dr Joe Gerstein, founding President SMART Recovery: ‘Do you know your HOV from your CBA’?

An in-depth look at two SMART tools with our most experienced SMART meeting facilitator.

UK SMART Recovery is grateful to our speakers who generously give their time and travel at their own expense.

There will be opportunities to purchase manuals and books, t-shirts, hats and our new SMART Recovery lapel pins. Facilitators can pick up free supplies of leaflets and posters and everyone will have the chance to be involved in creating an original piece of art work.

 

Cost of tickets

The conference fee includes refreshments, lunch and delegate pack. Significant discounts are available for our Peer Meeting Facilitators and those in recovery. In order to support as many people as possible to attend bursaries will be availableto help towards the cost of tickets and travel.

Early Bird offer
There is a 20% discount and free optional tour of Stoke City Football ground for those who book before 1 July 2016

 

Bookings made before 1 July 2016

Normal rate £90

Peer Meeting Facilitators and those in recovery £10

Champions and other staff from our partner organisations £70

Bookings made on or after 1 July 2016

Normal rate £108

Peer Meeting Facilitators and those in recovery £12

Champions and other staff from our partner organisations £84

 

Bookings
Places will only be secured once a booking form available here and payment has been received.As places are limited we would urge you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation
For those needing to stay overnight there is a special conference rate at a nearby hotel for bookings through UK SMART Recovery and a post conference dinner for anyone who would like more time to connect with others.

 

Travel

Stoke on Trent is situated mid-way between Manchester and Birmingham, with a frequent train service from London Euston or Manchester Piccadilly. It is 10 mins by car from Junction 15 of the M6. For those using the M1 take the A50 at junction 24 and follow all the way to Britannia Stadium.

See www.stokecityfc.com/club/britanniastadium/directions.aspx for further details

Places of interest

Stoke on Trent was the heart of the pottery industry for many years and visitors can enjoy the Gladstone Pottery Museum, World of Wedgewood and opportunities to purchase china from local outlet stores.

A little further afield is Alton Towers resort and theme park for those who like their leisure to be exciting, and the Peak District National Park which is an area of outstanding natural beauty with quaint villages and winding country lanes for those who prefer a slower pace.

Contact us for further information

Any queries regarding bookings, accommodation or travel should be addaressed to:-

 

ThérèseDavall, Office Manager, UK SMART Recovery, Dresden House, The Strand, Stoke on Trent, ST3 2QH, theresed@smartrecovery.org.uk, tel: 01463 729548

Stop Smoking info from Kick It!

Date: 14/03/2016
Time: 12:30pm to 3pm

Cost: Free

  •  No Smoking Day on Wednesday 9th March.

Support and information on giving up smoking from the national Kick It! campaign.

Sessions:

  • Mondays : 12:30pm – 2pm (for those whose first language is Spanish, Chinese or Italian)
  • Wednesdays:  1pm – 3pm

Location

Church Street Library 
67 Church Street, London, 
NW8 8EU

Organiser

Kate Gielgud 
T: 020 7641 6200

Website: www.kick-it.org.uk/

Update on new three borough substance misuse service

For those of you who did not see our first bulletin, hopefully you have heard that Turning Point and Blenheim have been commissioned to provide the new substance misuse service in the City of Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

This new service is named the Recovery & Wellbeing Network and will transform the way that drug and alcohol services are provided locally from the 1st April; alongside the new specialist alcohol service provided by CRI.

As well as ensuring we continue to provide safe services for the Boroughs’ existing service users; we will focus on opening up the treatment system to new client groups and respond to new drug and alcohol trends.

To find out more, in brief, please see below or to hear more detail and have a chance to meet us face to face – come along to one of our Open Mornings, where the implementation teams from Turning Point, Blenheim and CRI will be available to discuss your queries.

Come and hear about what we will be doing

We are keen to keep an open dialogue at all times, to ensure seamless pathways between services and to work with residents, services and businesses to deliver this new and innovative service to local people and communities.

We will be holding the following Open Mornings at 10am – 12.30pm (with a presentation at 10.30am):
• Wednesday 16th March at Acorn Hall, 1 East Row, London W10 5AR
• Thursday 17th March at 61 Munster Road, London SW6 5RE
• Monday 21st March at 2 Old Queens Street, London SW1H 9HP

Location of Services

We will operate from Hubs and multiple satellites across the three boroughs including:
• 32a Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D 6QR
• 209a Harrow Road, London W2 5EH
• Acorn Hall, 1 East Row, London W10 5AR
• The Old Coach House, 103a Devonport Rd, London W12 8PB
• The New Coach House, 370-376 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LL
• 61 Munster Road, London SW6 5RE
The new service will be replacing the existing providers OASIS, CDAS, CASS, North Hub, CAPS, NWDAS and SWDAS.

Specialist support

Specialist services provided will include:
• Opiate substitution prescribing
• Blood borne virus support
• Community detoxification
• Access to in-patient detoxification and residential rehab
• Integrated support for people in the criminal justice system
• Needle exchange
• Aftercare, including access to Education, Training and Employment opportunities
• Family and carers support
• Criminal justice pathways
• Peer mentoring
• SMART Recovery
• Fellowships
• Community heath, fitness, social and wellbeing opportunities

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact us to find out more and discuss how we can work best together.

Phone: 020 7481 7601
Email: three.boroughs@turning-point.co.uk

About Blenheim

Blenheim is a charity that for over 50 years has provided support services for drug and alcohol users, families and carers across London. Each of our services provides free, friendly, and non-judgmental support, which are also unique and tailored to the individuals and their communities. As a charity, we are committed to innovating and campaigning for best practice and positive change in the alcohol and substance misuse field.

About Turning Point

Turning Point is a leading health and social care organisation. We have over 50 years’ experience of providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues, learning disability, unemployment, primary care needs and offending behaviour. We are a social enterprise, reinvesting our surplus to provide support for those who need it the most.