The Walk to Freedom believes in its services and we challenge some of the more dated approaches to drug and/or alcohol dependency, training and adolescent antisocial behaviour in relation to serious youth violence, gang exploitation, knife crime and adolescent drug abuse. By thinking differently with our newly designed and innovative programmes, workshops and mentoring, The Walk To Freedom is in a class of its own delivering a quality service to the local community and nationwide based on the needs of its clients not what we think they need.
Founded in 2011, we are run from the foundation up by an ex service user peer led team of highly trained and qualified staff and volunteers, many of whom are able to draw upon personal experiences of conquering dependency and antisocial behaviour. Indeed, our team’s capacity to directly empathise with the complex challenges facing users provides our programmes with a unique perspective that over 9 years has seen many lives freed from addiction and adolescent antisocial behaviour. Referrals are received from the Children in Care,Virtual Schools, Adult and Children Social Services Youth Offender, Probation Services, Education Authorities, Corporate Employers and self referrals..
From being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution with peer led services...
DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS: TRAINING COURSES
A series of newly desgined accredited and non accredited training offering insight into the life of the user and ideas for how to help – designed for professionals and the families of users.
DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS: IN THE WORKPLACE
Explore current legislation and learn how to identify and respond to drug and alcohol use among staff.
I AM POSSIBLE: YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHALLENGE
A series of workshops designed to help young people and those who are vulnerable and at risk develop a stronger sense of identity and purpose – for ages 10 to 21.
Let's Get together community group
Dependencey Support Programme
These 50 - 60 minute appointments offer confidential 121 support for people facing the challenges of drug and alcohol dependency.
BATTEN HOUSE: NEXT STEPS PROJECT
A residential rehabilitation programme for those who struggle with dependency but who are unable to access local authority services.
MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
A one-to-one mentoring service that will help young people and those who are potentially vulnerable and at risk establish their identity, develop friendships and meet personal goals – for ages 10 to 21
WHAT IS SOCIAL PRESCRIPTION?
Social prescribing allows GP’s and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non clinical services such as The Walk To Freedom.
VEHICLE FOR CHANGE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Engaging with young people between 11-18 who are at high risk of gang exploitation, knife crime ans serious violence but do not access services.