Calderdale drug and drink recovery team have moved to new home

Moved: Tom Cairns, Clare Holdsworth, Heath Gray and Paul Dempsey at the new premises
Moved: Tom Cairns, Clare Holdsworth, Heath Gray and Paul Dempsey at the new premises
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A RECOVERY service for drug and alcohol addicts has a new home.

The Basement Recovery Project has moved from the YMCA in Crossley Street in Halifax to Carlton Street where it has its own building - Basement House.

Volunteers at the centre say the move will allow them to develop their service.

The aim, they say, is to provide somewhere where people will want to spend time in and invite their loved ones to.

Led by a team including recovering addicts, The Basement Recovery Project’s support programme offers a structured service of help for people trying to get clean including group and one-on-one sessions.

The service will still be running its breakfast clubs, which offer the hot food, showers and laundry service often not available to drug or alcohol addicts who have become homeless.

A staggering 70 to 100 people usually attend each session. Many are single, without dependent children, so they come bottom of the housing list.

At their new base, the project will also be able to offer space for other groups to meet.

The project has also extended to Hebden Bridge with the Ground Floor Recovery Project.

The service is planning an open day to show off the new centre.

It is looking to run different groups for the family and carers of people with addictions, as well as their children. For more information about the project, volunteering or donating call 01422 383063 or email admin@thebasementproject.org.uk.