Entries by Paul Boden

Coproduction – Andrew’s story

Andrew began working for Richmond Fellowship in 2011. As a Recovery Worker he supports people using our services across Durham. He talks about how the service’s allotment is helping people to learn new skills, develop relationships and engage with nature. He also discusses how the allotment is a shining example of co-production:

Coproduction – Simon’s story

Simon uses Richmond Fellowship services. As a man living with a disability, mental health problems and a history of addiction he knew he had a range of experiences to bring to help other people and wanted an opportunity to do so. Our coproduction group offered that. I am an older service user with a disability […]

Coproduction – Ben’s story

Throughout co-production week we’re sharing stories of success from our services. Through Sparky’s café, our social enterprise in Guildford, Ben has learned new skills and greatly increased his confidence. For seven months Ben, 33, has been working at Sparky’s café in Guildford. Ben, who has a learning difficulty, began with Sparky’s following a successful interview […]

Recovery Focus shares its commitment to co-production

Recovery Focus, the national group of charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery, is highlighting its Working Together strategy as part of Co-production week. The national awareness week highlights the work of organisations actively supporting people using their services to have equal say in the support they receive and a forum to share […]

David Millard retires from Recovery Focus board

Recovery Focus would like to thank Board member David Millard for his long service to Aquarius and the Recovery Focus Group Board as he takes retirement. After an initial degree in English and Philosophy, David worked for the Probation Service between 1963 and 1997. He worked initially in Staffordshire and latterly in the West Midlands, […]

Recovery Focus appoints Director of Digital Transformation

Recovery Focus is proud to announce Trevor Moore as Group Director of Digital Transformation. The national group of charities (which includes Richmond Fellowship, Aquarius and My Time) has the ambition to bring their services into the digital age, utilising technology to better support people. Trevor joins Recovery Focus from Qatar University where he oversaw the […]

Annual review 2016 – Inspiring Individuals

We’re delighted to bring you our 2016 Annual Review – Inspiring Individuals. You can read it here: Recovery Focus Annual Review 2016 Derek Caren, Group Chief Executive of Recovery Focus, said: “This year we have brought together stories of inspiring individuals throughout the Recovery Focus group to bring to life the fantastic services our organisation provides. […]

Sikh community target of Alcohol Awareness campaign

A midlands charity is seeking to tackle the taboo issue of alcohol misuse in the Sikh community as part of Alcohol Awareness Week. Aquarius, part of Recovery Focus, is working to tackle growing alcohol misuse in Sikh Punjabi community after research from the University of Bedfordshire found they’re ‘slipping through the net’ of services.