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Evaluation of Four Recovery Communities across England: Interim report for the Give it Up project

Eckley, L and Harrison, R and Cochrane, MA and Pendlebury, M and Sumnall, H and Timpson, H (2016) Evaluation of Four Recovery Communities across England: Interim report for the Give it Up project. LJMU Centre for Public Health, LJMU Centre for Public Health.

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Abstract

The Comic Relief: Give it Up Fund is a programme that aims to develop and build abstinence based recovery communities and learn more about their value. The Give it Up Fund supports the development of recovery communities in four geographical locations in England. It is
expected that the recovery communities will be sustainable and continue to operate after the two years of funding is complete. The aim of this research is to evaluate the operational processes of the pilot programmes and better understand how they might contribute to ambitions of improved and sustained recovery.
Abstinence-based recovery communities aim to ensure that people with addictions are supported to meet their personal, social and economic needs in order to enable long-term recovery and reintegration back into society. Abstinence-based recovery complements the UK Drug Strategy (2010) objective of supporting people to live abstinence-based, ‘drug-free’ lives.
The large grants programme element of the Give it Up Fund is supporting the development of recovery communities in Durham, Birmingham, Gloucester and London by creating partnerships offering collaborative working with approaches that aim to sustain recovery.
This work explores how each of the projects contribute to recovery outcomes over time, and aims to embed processes to ensure that projects are able to measure and evidence their outcomes once the commissioned evaluation has finished.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: LJMU Centre for Public Health
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 10:31
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 10:31
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3698

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