Many of our residents harbour a growing wish to contribute to the local community, sensing that they want to "give something back" after years of addiction.  We work in partnership with many local charities and voluntary agencies, and provide opportunities which also offer valuable work experience. Few things promote growth in our self-respect and self confidence more than giving our time to contribute to the good of others.

When this client started out volunteering, he didn't know that it would lead to qualifications, working for the Nelson Trust, then establishing his own social enterprise where he creates volunteering opportunities for a new generation of Nelson Trust clients... a great example of a virtuous circle.