Brand Recovery is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Greggs Foundation. We have been successful in obtaining a Local Community Grant from the Greggs Foundation of £2,000. The money will be used to support the purchase of resources for learners attending Brand Recovery in addition to promoting visible recovery for vulnerable in Derby.
Learners at Brand Recovery will have the unique opportunity to design images to be placed on bags for life that will be distributed via Greggs outlets in Derby in October 2015.
This is a fantastic opportunity to link up with a major retailer wanting to show their local commitment to vulnerable groups. Working with the Greggs Foundation we are excited about the opportunity for the work of our learners at Brand Recovery to be showcased locally on printed bags to promote the joint excellent work of both of our organisations
James Sutherland, Director, Brand Recovery CIC
The timing of the announcement links in with Public Health England’s focus on drug/alcohol recovery 2015 #PHERecovery2015
Learners attending Brand Recovery receive fashion/textile NVQ qualifications; core skills (English/Maths) and employment skills to go into the workplace. Our extended specialist skills use creativity that is known to have positive impacts on mental health, wellbeing and social functioning. Learners have also benefitted greatly from peer support and mutual aid approaches to form new positive friendships, role models and mentors.
Many learners have reported the the newly acquired skills learnt at Brand Recovery have been of therapeutic benefit to their treatment with reductions in drug/alcohol use associated with boredom and a lack of meaningful activities. Part of the grant provided by the Greggs Foundation will also be used to set up exit packs for successful learners including a sewing machine to enable them to continue to benefit from the therapeutic benefits of our work beyond their direct involvement with Brand Recovery.
We are excited about the opportunity to work with the Greggs Foundation to provide positive changes to the lives of some of the most vulnerable groups in society.