Street Connect's Building Freedom project equips local churches to support adults in their recovery from addiction and associated issues. This is done via One-2-one support, Community Recovery Groups and Rehab referrals.
“They provided us with a high level of training which gave our staff and volunteers the confidence they needed to grow in their individual ministries.”
Church Partner


Team members have the option of being a support worker, group facilitator, befriender or supporting the group delivery.


It will take at least three months to complete the training, assemble your team, get the project set-up and make contact with external agencies. Volunteers will require 3 – 4 hours per week if supporting groups. Support workers will vary from 2 – 16 hours depending on caseload. The Project Leader requiring another 2 – 3 hours per week.


The church will pay Street Connect a monthly contribution of £90 for training, resources and ongoing support & development. If a higher level of support is required, these costs will increase accordingly. You will also have ongoing running costs for your project.


Through our signposting training you will be able to identify various referral agencies and other relevant organisations you need to connect with such as other recovery agencies, community addiction teams etc. A Partnership Co-ordinator can assist you with this as required.


We provide in-depth training in advance of launching your project via our online learning platform. A Partnership Co-ordinator will also support you during set up and provide ongoing monthly support. We have a number of available resources including operations manuals and fundraising resources. We also provide in depth Leadership training, including a 360 degree assessment tool.


You will need a space to run the group from with facilities to provide refreshments. You will need a room for carrying out one-2-one appointments, a work mobile phone and access to a computer.


A Local project Leader needs to be appointed to coordinate the project (who may also do support work and group facilitation). At least one Support Worker for women and one for men. A group facilitator and one or 2 volunteers depending on group size. We work on a minimum ratio of 5:1 (5 participants to 1 volunteer) in the groups. All relevant training provided.


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