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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 champions 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.



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:

  • Management and operation
  • Service user (mentees and befriendees)
  • Mentors and befrienders
  • The mentoring and befriending relationship

Each of these key areas contains the following:

  • Requirements - these are the overarching quality statements in relation to the standard
  • What this requirement means - this describes the requirements in more detail
  • In practice - this provides information on how the requirements would be implemented within a mentoring or befriending project




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.


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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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February 2019

Tuesday 19th and Thursday 28th February - First Aid Training (Northampton).

March 2019

Sunday 3rd March - Sunday Dinner (Northampton).

Wednesday 6th March - Recovery Day (Northampton).

April 2019

Sunday 7th April - Sunday Dinner (Northampton).


We currently have no vacancies.


John has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for January 2019.
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Volunteer of the Month


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Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493.
Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.