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Rochdale and Oldham

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ROAR celebrate significant milestone

What an amazing first year for ROAR with its single unified model of delivery of drug and alcohol treatment services within Rochdale and Oldham. Westcliffe House, a twenty-one-bedroom service, provides housing for those who wish to pursue abstinence as a desired choice.

The staff team at Westcliffe House were delighted to share in a significant milestone for one of its very popular and dedicated workers, Andrew Wilson. Ten years of abstinence from the use of alcohol – what a tremendous and significant achievement.

ROAR staff members and Andrew (front, right)

ROAR staff members and Andrew (front, right)

Andrew’s journey started from Turning Point. As a service user, he was a resident of Richard’s House (residential rehabilitation project) and moved into supported housing. From there he dedicated himself to get the necessary skills by volunteering to become a full-time employee.

The lived experience provides the necessary skills for him to be empathetic, supportive and willing to use his own experience to help others something which fits in with the Turning Point core values.

The celebrating of his great success took place in The Baum in Rochdale, next door from the amazing museum celebrating the success of the Rochdale Pioneers and the birth of the cooperative movement.

Staff members Fran Zuliani-Holland, Aysha Bibi, Julian Cohen, Emma Marder and Star the dog took great pleasure in celebrating this great day with Andrew. We wish him the best congratulations possible and here’s to many more years of helping to support people to “turn their lives around”.

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