Recovery in the Community
One of the best routes through recovery is to have a reason for getting up each morning and in this regard, recovery meetings and activities can only go so far. There is no substitute for getting into full or part-time work.
However, transitioning from a life without work to one with work is more easily said than done. The challenge of transitioning from being sustained through benefits to being driven by the need to earn a wage should not be under estimated.
A stepping stone to employment is for the individual to volunteer for work in the community. In this regard, the King’s Centre provides a number of volunteer opportunities in the follow service areas
Beyond volunteering, employment remains an area for research and growth for Roots. Befrienders and Mentors can assist based on their own knowledge but as yet Roots has no specific service in this area