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    Volunteer Mini Bus Driver

    7th January 2019 by Gabriel Stoltz

    Title of post: Volunteer Mini Bus Driver Service area and location: Primarily The Vault Recovery Café (30 Manningham Lane, Bradford)…

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    Bridge Project is delighted to retain the 4Women contract

    17th December 2018 by Gabriel Stoltz

    Bridge is delighted to be awarded the contract to provide the Specialist Service for Individuals with Multiple Needs at Risk…

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    National Lottery funding will provide a health and fitness programme for all our beneficiaries

    6th December 2018 by Gabriel Stoltz

    Bridge is thrilled to receive #NationalLottery funding that will provide a health and fitness programme for our beneficiaries. The project will…

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    Darren preparing delicious leak & potato and cream of broccoli soup from the Morrison's food donations for the beneficiaries of 4Women and WY.FI Services of Bridge Project.
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    The Vault Recovery Cafe would like to invite all our female members to celebrate International Women's Day 2019 on Friday 8th March from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; where 3 distinguished female speakers will give talks while you enjoy free tea and cake.
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    Listen to Rachael Davies, Senior Recovery Practitioner on BCB Radio about the Bridge Project's Young Persons Drug & Alcohol Service, working in partnership with the Alcohol Drugs Education Prevention Team and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, delivering a range of interventions with anyone under 21 across Bradford who require education, advice & support around substance misuse on a one to one basis: (interview starts at around 2:25)
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    3 weeks ago  ·  

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    Would you be interested to be a Volunteer Driver for one morning (or more) per week supporting the delivery of food to the Vault Recovery Cafe and driving the mini bus for groups taking place in community venues?
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    4 weeks ago  ·  

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    Kyra Dobson, Recovery Champion of the Bridge Project at The Vault Recovery Café shares how her journey of recovery changed her life beyond expectations:

    “I have quite a long history with the Bridge Project. I first attended in 1996 as a “concerned other” and got help and support for myself too.

    A few years later I was in treatment with the Bridge for my own addiction. After a detox in 2011, I subsequently relapsed again but had managed to find my way into The Vault Recovery Café. It was very different then, but I was shown kindness and encouragement by my peers in there; especially by Tony Gibson who had put his heart into this little backstreet recovery café.

    My journey was one full of relapses but The Vault was always somewhere I felt safe and understood. It was a little bit of light in the utter darkness that had become my life.

    Around The Vault community, I felt it was possible to get clean. I was given hope and others believed in me. I managed to stop using street drugs in February 2016 with the help of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the wonderful friends I made there. I would also like to mention other people who played a vital role in supporting me: Tony Gibson, Amy Lowther, Paddy Gallagher and so many other Vault members. Years of relapse and misery had shown me that I could not do it on my own. When I returned to The Vault in 2016 I was half my weight and totally broken. I decided I was going to do whatever it took to stay clean.

    I started volunteering in The Vault to give back for what I had been given. People believed I could do it and I did. I came off my Methadone and life started to happen again. I was successful in my application for a full time job at the Bridge as Recovery Champion for the Vault Café and it has been, and still is, an amazing experience. I didn’t have the belief in myself as to what I was capable of but The Bridge Project had that belief in me.

    I am a mother of a 21 year old daughter who now has her mum back. By continuing in my own personal recovery, I am mending the relationship and making amends for the past. She is very proud of me these days.

    I love being at the heart of The Vault community, getting the chance to watch people grow in confidence from when they first walk through the door, starting their own journey into recovery. To watch them make friends and start to enjoy life again. Recovery is possible, if I can do it, anyone can!”
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    1 month ago  ·  

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    Meet the team

    Senior Management

    Jon Royle

    Chief Executive

    Jon has worked in the substance misuse sector for 25 years as a volunteer, researcher, therapist and manager.

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    Martin Brook

    Director of Finance and Support Services

    Martin has been working at Bridge for nearly 10 years and has worked in finance and premises roles in the voluntary sector for nearly 25 years.

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    Tracey Hogan

    Director of Operations

    Tracey has 27 years experience within the substance misuse field and has held practitioner, management, clinical standards directorship and operational directorship roles.

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    Sally Black

    Director of Human Resources

    Sally is an accomplished Human Resources Consultant and Interim Manager with Executive Director experience in the health and social care sector.

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