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At EACH Recovery Matters, we’re passionate about making a difference and providing hope, connection, and identity to those on their journey to recovery. We’re thrilled to keep you in the loop with all the exciting happenings at our hub and beyond. There’s always something going on, and here’s a sneak peek into what’s been brewing in our vibrant recovery community.

Join Us on the Journey to Recovery

Our journey to recovery is a shared one, and we invite you
to be part of it. Whether you’re seeking support, want to get involved as a volunteer, or simply wish to stay updated with our news and events, we’re here for you. Together, we can make a difference, provide hope, and foster a stronger sense of connection and identity for all.

Stay connected with EACH Recovery Matters for more news, updates, and inspiring stories of recovery. Your journey is our journey,
and we’re here to make it a meaningful one.

New Group – Community Gardening

Welcome to the Community Gardening Group at the Howard Park

Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a morning of gardening, learning, and community spirit at the Cholera Gardens, located in the heart of Kilmarnock’s Howard Park. This initiative, supported by East Ayrshire Council, invites green thumbs and gardening novices alike to come together to cultivate beauty and sustainability in our local park.

About the Community Gardening Group

Our Community Gardening Group offers a chance to engage with nature and contribute to the beautification of the Cholera Gardens. Whether you’re experienced in gardening or just looking to get your hands dirty for the first time, this group is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn about plant care, and meet fellow community members who share your passion for gardening.

What We Offer

  • Gardening Activities: Plant, prune, and maintain the vibrant flora of Cholera Gardens. Our activities range from basic gardening tasks to more specialized projects, depending on the season and needs of the garden.
  • Educational Opportunities: Learn from experienced gardeners and occasional guest experts who share tips on everything from botany to sustainable gardening practices.
  • Community Building: Connect with people from all walks of life who come together for a common purpose. Gardening is a wonderful way to build community ties and promote environmental stewardship.

Why Join Our Gardening Group?

Gardening is not only a peaceful, therapeutic activity but also a powerful way to positively impact the environment. Participants in our group will benefit from:

  • Enhanced Well-being: Spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activity like gardening has been shown to improve mental and physical health.
  • Learning and Growth: Gain practical gardening skills and knowledge about various plant species, garden design, and ecological sustainability.
  • Community Contribution: Play a role in enhancing one of Kilmarnock’s cherished public spaces, making it a more beautiful and welcoming place for everyone.

How to Join

Interested in joining our Community Gardening Group? Simply show up at EACH Recovery Matters on a Tuesday at 10am. We welcome everyone, from seasoned gardeners to those who are new to the hobby.

April 17, 2024
New Group – Community Gardening
April 17, 2024
New Group – Write to Recovery

Welcome to Write to Recovery

Embark on a journey of self-expression and healing with Write to Recovery, a creative writing group designed to support those on the path to recovery. Hosted every Thursday at 2 pm at EACH Recovery Matters, this group nurtures the writer in you, offering a safe and encouraging space to explore and articulate your experiences through words.

About Write to Recovery

Write to Recovery is guided by a professional tutor with extensive experience in creative writing and personal development. Whether you are new to writing or looking to polish your skills, this group is your gateway to discovering the therapeutic power of writing. Our sessions are structured to inspire creativity, foster personal growth, and enhance your communication skills in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

What We Offer

  • Professional Guidance: Each session is led by our expert tutor who provides personalized feedback and tips to help you refine your writing style and voice.
  • Supportive Community: Connect with fellow group members who share the journey of recovery. Here, you can exchange ideas, receive encouragement, and build lasting relationships in a community that understands.
  • Publication Opportunities: For those interested in sharing their stories beyond the group, we offer support in submitting your work to recognised publications like AA’s Roundabout and CA’s NewsGram. This can be a rewarding opportunity to have your voice heard and contribute to the wider conversation on recovery.

Why Join Write to Recovery?

Writing can be an incredibly effective tool in the recovery process, providing a unique way to process and express emotions that may be difficult to articulate verbally. In Write to Recovery, you’ll gain:

  • A Therapeutic Outlet: Use the power of writing to navigate the complexities of your emotions and experiences.
  • Skill Development: Improve your writing with expert guidance and peer feedback.
  • A Sense of Achievement: Experience the pride that comes with creating something meaningful and, potentially, seeing your work published.

How to Join

Interested in joining Write to Recovery? You’re welcome to drop by any Thursday at 2pm to join a session. No prior registration is required—just bring your passion for writing and a willingness to explore your inner world through prose or poetry.

April 12, 2024
New Group – Write to Recovery
April 12, 2024
What’s On

Ready for a Week of Renewal and Positive Energy?

Excited to kickstart a new week with vibrant energy and opportunities for self-improvement? At EACH Recovery Matters, we’re buzzing with anticipation to unveil a lineup of enriching activities designed to accompany you on your recovery journey. Brace yourself for a week brimming with inspiration, empowerment, and heaps of positive vibes!

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Transformative Workshops: Step into our enlightening workshops crafted to provide you with actionable insights and tools for your path to recovery. From the calmness offered by mindfulness practices to the expressive outlet of art therapy, these workshops are your gateway to self-discovery and care.
  • Inspirational Group Sessions: Find solidarity and strength in our community group sessions. This is your space to exchange stories, engage in meaningful conversations, and secure support from peers who truly understand the ups and downs of recovery.
  • Holistic Wellness Classes: Treat your mind, body, and spirit to our range of holistic wellness classes. Whether it’s the tranquility of reiki you seek or the invigorating energy of outdoor groups, you’re sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and more aligned with your recovery objectives.
  • Supportive Peer Networks: Forge meaningful connections within our welcoming community through peer-supported networks. Rely on one another for encouragement, insight, and a collective sense of unity as we navigate the complexities of recovery together.

Remember, you’re not embarking on this journey solo. Our dedicated team of professionals is always here, ready to provide advice, support, or simply lend a listening ear.

Let’s band together to embrace a future marked by hope, grit, and boundless possibilities! With our combined efforts, there’s no obstacle too great on the path to sustained recovery.

 

 

April 11, 2024
What’s On
April 11, 2024
New Group – Medication Recovery and Me

Join us at Medication Recovery and Me, every Monday at 2:30 PM for a supportive space tailored for individuals on medication-assisted recovery from alcohol or drug use. We understand that the journey to recovery can be challenging, which is why we’ve created a safe haven for discussions, learning, and growth. In our community, you’ll find empathy, understanding, and resources to support your path towards healing.

What We Offer:

  • Weekly Meetings: Gather with us every Monday at 2:30 PM to dive into discussions on addiction, recovery, and the support available to you.
  • Supportive Environment: Connect with a community that understands your journey and offers unwavering support. You’re not alone in this.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Learn more about medication-assisted recovery and discover resources to aid you on your path to healing.
  • Group Participation: Share your experiences, insights, and challenges with a group that listens and empathizes. Together, we can grow stronger.
  • Empowerment: Find encouragement and motivation as we support each other towards a brighter, informed future.

Together, Let’s Navigate Recovery: At Medication Recovery and Me, your journey to understanding and healing is not walked alone. Join our community today and take the first step towards a brighter, empowered future. We look forward to welcoming you into our supportive space.

March 15, 2024
New Group – Medication Recovery and Me
March 15, 2024
New Group – Models of Recovery

Take flight with Models of Recovery, where creativity meets camaraderie! Join us every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a session of model building and connection. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or new to the hobby, our group offers a welcoming space to explore the meticulous art of AirFix modeling. Let’s dive into the world of model building together!

What We Offer:

  • Weekly Sessions: Join us every Tuesday at 2:30 PM for a creative and relaxing experience.
  • Connection: Connect with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for model building.
  • Exploration: Dive into the world of AirFix modeling and discover the joy of assembling models, piece by piece.
  • Community: Enjoy the camaraderie of our supportive group as we embark on our modeling journeys together.
  • Free to Join: Participation in our group is absolutely free! All you need is your enthusiasm and curiosity.

Let’s Build Together: Whether you’re seeking relaxation, concentration, or simply a fun hobby to enjoy, Models of Recovery welcomes you with open arms. Join our community and experience the satisfaction of creating something beautiful, one piece at a time. We can’t wait to build with you!

March 15, 2024
New Group – Models of Recovery
March 15, 2024
Regional Development Officer

Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund we’re on the lookout for a passionate Regional Development Officer to join our dynamic team at East Ayrshire Recovery Hub!  If you’re dedicated to supporting individuals on their recovery journey from alcohol and/or drugs, we want to hear from you!

Position: Regional Development Officer
Location: East Ayrshire Wide (Based in Kilmarnock)
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £26,000 + Travel Expenses and SVQ3 Financial Contribution
Contract Length: 1 Year
Reporting To: Development Lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • Community Engagement
  • Initiative Coordination
  • Program Development
  • Community Support
  • Outreach and Awareness
  • Recovery-Focused Activities
  • Equality and Recovery Support

Qualifications & Experience:

  • SVQ 2/3 in Healthcare or Equivalent Qualification (Desirable however partial funding is available)
  • Demonstrated Commitment to Supporting Recovery (Desirable)
  • Team Collaboration (Essential)
  • Community Setting Experience (Essential)
  • Communication Proficiency (Essential)
  • Understanding of Impact (Essential)
  • Autonomous Work and Prioritisation (Essential)

Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Previous Demonstrable Experience (Desirable)
  • Understanding of Recovery Dynamics (Desirable)
  • Commitment to Recovery Support (Essential)
  • Experience in Substance Misuse Issues and Lived Experience (Desirable)
  • Practical Problem-Solving Skills (Essential)
  • IT Proficiency (Essential)
  • Stakeholder Relationship Building (Essential)
  • Person-Centered Approach (Essential)
  • Motivational and Advocacy Skills (Essential)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Experience (Desirable)
  • Self-Motivated with a Positive Attitude (Essential)

Additional Requirements:

  • Geographical Coverage (Essential however travel expenses will be provided)
  • Flexible Work Schedule (Essential)
  • Full Driving License and Own Transport (Desirable)
  • Participation in Weekly Rota System (Essential)
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership (Essential)
  • Satisfactory Disclosure (Essential)

To Apply: Click the links below for the full job description and application form.

Job Description – https://eacharecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Development-Officer-Job-Description.docx

Application Form – https://eacharecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Development-Officer-Application-Form.docx

Submit your application to [email protected] by 31st January 2024.

Make a positive impact! Join us in building a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive in recovery and lead a fulfilling life.  Together, let’s make a difference!

January 8, 2024
Regional Development Officer
January 8, 2024
Prioritise Your Well-being!

Prioritise Your Well-being!

Welcome to our Health Check Drop-In Sessions at East Ayrshire Recovery Hub, where we’re dedicated to supporting your journey towards optimal health and well-being. Join us every 2nd Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm for personalised health assessments that empower you to make informed choices for a healthier life.

Discover the Benefits:

Weight Management: Gain insights into maintaining a healthy weight tailored to your well-being.

BMI Assessment: Understand your Body Mass Index for a comprehensive view of your health.

Blood Pressure Check: Monitor your blood pressure for enhanced heart health.

Heart Health Assessment: Evaluate key indicators to support a strong and healthy heart.

A team of dedicated professionals is committed to guiding and supporting you, whether you’re focusing on weight management or overall well-being. These drop-in sessions offer valuable insights and expert advice to help you make positive choices for a healthier lifestyle.

Seize the opportunity to prioritize your health! For additional information or inquiries, feel free to drop us a message. Your well-being matters, and we’re here to support you on your path to a vibrant and fulfilling life.

January 8, 2024
Prioritise Your Well-being!
January 8, 2024
National Lottery Funding Boost

Christmas has come early for East Ayrshire Recovery Hub! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve secured substantial funding through the National Lottery Cost of Living Support Fund. This exciting development marks a significant step forward in our mission to strengthen the recovery community and address the challenges posed by the cost of living crisis.

How This Funding Makes a Difference:

  1. Cost of Living Crisis: The funding allows us to proactively respond to the cost of living crisis affecting individuals in our community. We aim to provide tangible support to ease financial burdens.
  2. Service Expansion: With this funding, we’re excited to expand our services throughout rural East Ayrshire. Our goal is to reach more individuals who require recovery support, ensuring that help is accessible where it’s needed most.
  3. Community Empowerment: We see this funding as an opportunity to empower our community further. By enhancing our resources and assistance programs, we can make a positive impact on the well-being of those we serve.

Our Pledge to the Community:

  • Inclusive Support: We remain committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for everyone on their recovery journey.
  • Empowering Lives: This funding strengthens our ability to empower individuals, fostering resilience and well-being within the recovery community.
  • Gratitude: A heartfelt thank you to the National Lottery for recognizing the importance of our work. We’re grateful for the support that enables us to create positive change.

As we celebrate this early Christmas gift, we want to extend our warmest wishes to our community. Your support is invaluable, and we’re excited about the positive impact we can achieve together.

Stay tuned for updates on how this funding will enhance our services and contribute to the well-being of our community!

December 21, 2023
National Lottery Funding Boost
December 21, 2023
Home Energy Scotland Visit

Empowering You to Tackle Rising Energy Costs – Home Energy Scotland Visits

We understand the concerns surrounding the rising energy prices and the impact they have on our daily lives. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Home Energy Scotland will be visiting our hub not once, but twice, to provide you with valuable information and support.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates and times:

  • Wednesday, 20th December 2023, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday, 10th January 2024, 2-3pm

Home Energy Scotland experts will be available to offer free, impartial advice on a range of topics including:

  1. Saving Energy: Learn practical tips and techniques to reduce your energy consumption at home. Discover simple changes you can make that will have a significant impact on your energy bills.
  2. Keeping Warm at Home: Discover effective ways to keep your home warm during colder months without breaking the bank. From insulation solutions to heating controls, find out how to create a cosy and energy-efficient living space.
  3. Renewable Energy: Explore the possibilities of renewable energy sources for your home. Discover how solar panels, heat pumps, and other green technologies can help you save money while reducing your carbon footprint.
  4. Water Waste Reduction: Uncover strategies to cut down on water waste in your household. Learn about water-saving devices, behaviour changes, and other measures that promote efficient water usage.

Financial Support Programs: Home Energy Scotland also provides detailed information on various financial support programs designed to assist individuals facing financial challenges due to the cost of living crisis. These programs include debt assistance schemes, emergency funding options, fuel vouchers, and more. Take advantage of this resourceful list of services that can provide much-needed relief during difficult times.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain expert knowledge and access valuable support from Home Energy Scotland! Join us at our hub on the specified dates mentioned above or reach out directly for more information.

Let’s tackle the cost of living crisis together!

 

December 17, 2023
Home Energy Scotland Visit
December 17, 2023