Friday, 26 February 2010

National Recovery Walk planning meeting: Update!
Thanks everyone who has responded on the blog and to me personally. So far about 30 of the great and good have confirmed their attendance, so who’s coming? Everyone from family members, charity directors, strategic leads, researchers, service providers, service users, old and new, (many of these doubling as people who have recovered also) from across the whole UK.
A full list of attendees will be published for you perusal and a small report on what happened on the day – we will get someone on the day to volunteer to do this. I have to say, I will be interested to see how well people respond to being asked to doing jobs, commitments etc for nothing other than the feel good factor and the growth of a group of people representative of those interested in assisting people in their search for recovery.
So far so good as I have to tell you I am surprised that already many of those committed to coming along to the first planning meeting have also already committed to offering both financial support and commitment to making the NRW a leading organisation and a success.
So what are NRW trying to do? Well it aims to put a positive face on recovery through advocacy, education, and service, in order to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery and ensure that all people in recovery and people seeking recovery are treated with dignity and respect. Sounds simple and straight forward doesn’t it!
Anyway folks, on the day we will also be taking the opportunity to have workshops and discussion around Emerging Recovery Organisations: Governance; Structures and Finance so if anyone wants anything in particular raised or on the agenda for the day please let me know if possible before the 18th of this month.
For those who are still wanting to come but who haven’t yet confirmed yet please do so – either here on the blog or at
See you all on the 22nd January at:
10 am till 4pmScottish Drugs Forum 91 Mitchell Street Glasgow G1 3LNTelephone enquiries – Tel: 07727 255 808Email enquiries –

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