Cumbria Gateway accommodation is safe, secure, practical and supported residential accommodation for people who are in the early stages of recovery from alcohol and/ or drug addiction. The aim is to provide support into stable accommodation, employment and/or training, enabling successful independent living in the community. The atmosphere in all the Gateway services is warm, supportive and welcoming. We approach each client’s treatment holistically and collaboratively – each client being involved fully in planning to ensure the best chance of lasting success.Abstinence is the foundation of the on-going recovery process and all residents are required to maintain abstinence throughout their stay. The service has been developed to compliment the Gateway recovery Programme, Bronze, Silver & Gold a 12 week structured programme which looks at the nature of addiction, why we are addicts, and what we can do to prevent a relapse (re-entering the vicious circle of addiction). Clients are expected to engage in positive activities and services throughout their stay. This unique approach gives people the chance to rebuild their lives and reach their potential.