Services at Cumbria Gateway

Cumbria Gateway is an organisation that is peer led. The structure we want allows mutuality without collusion – “you can’t kid a kidder because the kidder has been there themselves”. They see the red flags of relapse early and can respond appropriately to them. Members in later stages of recovery can provide hope for new members that recovery is possible whilst they themselves gain a sense of purpose, increased self-esteem and continue to grow in positive relationships with others.

It provides housing and life skill training for individuals recovering from substance misuse. It offers assistance to people that are frequently homeless, as they move from being dependent on substances, often abusive relationships into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it assists clients gain training and voluntary/employment opportunities. This is particularly important as 80% of the clients relapse through boredom.
This is the cities only peer led recovery facility that offers housing, recovery centre and training voluntary/employment opportunities to its clients. It will become self- sufficient through rented flats, contracts and a shop. The facility provides clients within a range of services that teaches them necessary life skills. This collaborative approach to empowerment is the keystone to developing self-sufficiency in the clients.