The Independence Initiative works with individuals, local agencies and the wider community to facilitate the long term rehabilitation of substance and alcohol misusers and provides support for their families' necessary needs, overcoming barriers and assisting re-integration.
We also provide housing through "The Key" which provides supported living for people moving on with their recovery for a transitional 9-12 month period.
Our response is the 1-2-1 model. We believe that people can best be supported to put their lives back on track by focusing on their personal needs, challenges, strengths, connections and opportunities. Our model is designed to make this happen; we offer people scope, space and time to build futures that really reflect their long-term hopes, whilst addressing their immediate realities.
This is often a long journey, but our long-term commitment helps people to improve their wellbeing through a combination of personal support, care, learning and development.
Demand for the services of the Independence Initiative continues to grow, the number of referrals from key agencies has exceeded our profiling every year to date, leading to a doubling of active clients and staff members.
The growth has been made possible by our success in moving clients on to mainstream education, training and employment opportunities.