Bridge is a substance misuse programme based in Northampton but working throughout the county.
A brief overview of the work that the Bridge Programme does to support people with substance misuse issues
Bridge is a peer support project which links volunteers who have recovered from alcohol and/or drug misuse with members with serious substance misuse problems. Bridge also provides a range of activities, events and support. There are recovery workers who work with members to sustain their recovery and staff who specialise in advice and guidance on benefits, housing and employment.
Members will have some motivation to control, reduce or cease their drug/alcohol use and benefit from the support and encouragement of volunteers who have direct experience. Volunteers are trained for their role and fill an important and sensitive position.
Members can benefit from all the services Bridge provides or choose those that would be most beneficial.
The Rory Brennan Crisis Fund
On 29th July 2019, Rory Brennan sadly took his own life.
He had an ongoing battle with his mental health and reached out for support but unfortunately life just became too much.
Rory's family requested any funeral donations be made to Bridge, with the money raised used to support members accessing our service.
Click here to read more.
In October 2019 Illy Systems Ltd launched a brand new website that will be available to all Bridge members.
WHAT IS myCAREPATH?
myCarepath is a mobile and tablet friendly website used by members to:
Click here to find out more.
APPROVED PROVIDER STANDARD
Bridge is pleased to announce that we have again achieved the Mentoring and Befriending APPROVED PROVIDER STANDARD.
The Approved Provider Standard (APS) is the national quality standard designed specifically for all types of mentoring and befriending projects. Projects which meet the requirements of the standard are accredited for three years.
The Approved Provider Standard comprises 10 requirements across four key areas supporting safe and effective practice in mentoring and befriending.
The four key areas are:
Each of these key areas contains the following:
KNOW YOUR MONEY
With the help of charities Unlock and Nacro, Knowyourmoney.co.uk has published a new for 2019 comprehensive guide to bank accounts for prisoners.
Research suggests that bank accounts are a key factor in preventing people from re-offending as they have the ability to work and receive benefits.
Our guide explores why a bank account is so important for prison leavers, as well as the current problems surrounding the issue and the steps prisoners can take to secure a bank account for themselves.
Click Here to find out more information.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Northamptonshire Community Foundation have recently awarded Bridge the sum of £700 (in addition to the initial sum of £2520) to be used to buy external one year gym memberships for members across the county.
Bridge would like to express its gratitude to the Northamptonshire's High Sheriff Fund.
FIRST FOR WELLBEING
First for Wellbeing offer a range of wellbeing services, facilities and programmes designed to help you live the best life you possibly can. Click here for more information.
A First for Wellbeing advisor will be available at Bridge Northampton on Tuesdays. If you would like to book an appointment with the advisor, please ask at reception or ring us on 01604 621259.
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S2S - AMBULATORY DETOX UNIT
Substance to Solution, part of Change, Grow, Live (CGL), is a substance misuse treatment service, offering a range of services from needle exchanges, BBV testing and vaccinations, to structured treatment, including rehab and detoxes. One particular service offered is the in-house ambulatory detox, which is a two week programme, tailored to suit the dynamic needs of Northamptonshire's service users. The programme consists of structured, motivational groups, alongside a clinical timetable, which incorporates the provision of detoxification medications, observations, and health checks.
WHAT'S COMING UP?
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BRIDGE CORBY WILL NO LONGER BE OPENING ON WEDNESDAYS.
Wednesday 26th February - Job Fair at Franklin's Gardens (Northampton).
Wednesday 26th February - Bridge Closed (Northampton).
Friday 28th February - Pamper Day (Northampton).
Sunday 1st March - Sunday Dinner (Northampton).
We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Recovery Worker.
Click here to view the vacancy.
On 23rd December Bridge held our second Children's Party, this time for Christmas. (Read More)
Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493.
Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.