MP praises group’s work

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY -

THE work be­ing done by a lo­cal char­ity which sup­ports peo­ple who face ad­dic­tion is­sues and home­less­ness has been praised by Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley.

Reach Out And Re­cover (ROAR) is a non-for-profit, sup­port in the com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion which of­fers peo­ple a safe, secure and sta­ble en­vi­ron­ment in which they can start to tackle their ad­dic­tions and per­sonal is­sues.

David has been a sup­porter of the group’s work since its cre­ation two years ago.

He re­cently met with vol­un­teers and ser­vice users to find out about re­cent progress, and how lo­cal peo­ple can ac­tively sup­port the im­por­tant work be­ing done by the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Based in Church­side, Mac­cles­field, ROAR is a nine-bed re­cov­ery hous­ing project of­fer­ing a 24-hour sup­ported en­vi­ron­ment for peo­ple to re­side.

Those who ac­cess the ser­vice are given help to take con­trol of their lives and to de­velop prac­ti­cal skills while work­ing in the com­mu­nity.

Ser­vice users are al­lo­cated tasks and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties based on their strengths and skills.

Vol­un­teers work in part­ner­ship with other com­mu­nity based or­gan­i­sa­tions to give the peo­ple the best op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress their is­sues and make changes that are per­ma­nent.

The pro­gramme of­fers peo­ple a path­way to a new life; from early stage 24-hour sup­port, to­wards sup­ported ac­com­mo­da­tion and fi­nally their own in­de­pen­dent ten­an­cies.

Although ROAR works hard to sup­port ev­ery­one who comes through its doors, the or­gan­i­sa­tion is cur­rently look­ing for more vol­un­teers who can as­sist with its im­por­tant work, with spe­cific fo­cus on mar­ket­ing, ac­counts and fundrais­ing skills.

Speak­ing fol­low­ing the meet­ing, Mr Rut­ley said: “It was good to see the en­cour­ag­ing progress which continues to be made by ROAR, and the re­sults which play an im­por­tant role in trans­form­ing peo­ple’s lives. I would urge any­one who is keen to con­trib­ute to con­tact ROAR and find out how to help take for­ward this im­por­tant work.”

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about how to sup­port ROAR, con­tact 01625 619106 or visit www. rea­choutand re­cover.org.

●● David Rut­ley MP with the team at Reach Out And Re­cover

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