Recharge Telford is a Trauma Informed young people’s project based in Telford. We support under 21’s to overcome their individual barriers. We provide one to one support and group projects for those with drug & alcohol addiction, hidden harm and emotional well-being. We keep young people at the centre of all that we do, and we strive to innovate and develop new approaches to service delivery that offers young people the best possible opportunity to change their lives.
Recharge Telford started out supporting young people in 2015 by myself Rebecca Blount.
“I have lived in Telford most of my life moving to Brookside when I was 7 years old from the West Midlands. I have over 23 years of experience working with young people in the local community and I have worked in youth work, the homeless sector, mental health and substance misuse.
It was during the last 5 years that I worked with the under 18’s as a substance misuse worker that I identified a gap in provision and the lack of after care for young people in order for them to maintain recovery. I decided I wanted to do something about the gap in recovery options for young people by offering a scheme that focuses on emotional well-being and long term recovery for those struggling with drugs, alcohol and self-harm dependency.
Through my own personal insight into the nature of addiction and the support networks that are necessary to help maintain recovery, I began to explore ways to apply the methods that are successfully working for adults to support young people. Two years ago the journey began and I set up a Community Interest Company called ‘Reharmonize’. It is a business with a social mission that is behind Recharge Telford.”
Rebecca Blount – Managing Director
Recharge is currently supporting young people in Telford, in education settings and in the community. It also has a growing number of young people who are volunteering in various roles within the scheme. Whilst volunteering they are also being supported via mutual aid to achieve a life free from active addiction.