Recovery in the Community
There are two key factors that can make or break our recovery journey.
1. The people we associate with
2. How we do or do not fill our day
Being active in a new and safe community is essential to a successful recovery programme. The Kings centre has established a number of opportunities which can help people access and enter into such a community
Weekly Indoor football @ The Kings Centre. The two hour sessions comprise a short warm up followed by a football specific drill/ exercise and end with a short game(s). Sessions will be tailored to suit participant’s fitness. Café facilities are available before and after the sessions.
More on this under Employment but we find that volunteering to help in one of the social services which run from the King’s Centre not only fills the day and develops a work ethic, it also brings people into community. This kind of activity is vital as people work to develop new friendships.
King's Meeting Place
A place where Roots and other external agencies can meet with their clients, in a safe, controlled and yet cordial environment which provides for a confidential appointment in an alternative venue.
Meetings can be held over coffee and a snack in the subsidised Roots Café. If additional privacy and confidentiality are required, there are smaller meeting rooms than can be used in conjunction with the café facilities.
Care & Share
A great opportunity to come and meet new people. When we are feeling depressed, anxious and in need of love and encouragement, that’s the time for Care and Share. With quizzes, craft activities, talks etc there is always something to do!
For those who are interested in their spiritual development there are various opportunities to attend mid-week social and study meetings as well as the main Sunday worship meeting.
In the future we plan to add the following...
Working with a charity based bicycle repair shop we hope to develop a cycle club which would not just go out for rides together but also facilitate instruction on the basics of bicycle maintenance.
We have secured the use of a stocked and managed fishing lake. Members of the associated fishing club are also prepared to teach the basics of course fishing. Using this we hope to provide a series of fishing days in 2019.