Our Recovery Brokers are a fantastic asset to the city of Portsmouth. They are people who have experience of substance misuse either as a user or as a parent, partner or friend of a substance users who have volunteered to give their time to support other in accessing services and starting on and travelling on the road to recovery.
All our Recovery Brokers will have completed at a minimum a Level 1 Certificate in Working with Addiction and Recovery. This qualification can be taken up to a Level 3. We at PUSH provide this course ourselves and it is highly valued.
Finton Hayes the regional manager of the National Treatment Agency (NTA) presented the awards for the 2012 cohort and said ” We in the South East are very proud of the city of Portsmouth, where so much has been achieved by the recovery community.”
Danny Sullivan the manager of the service attended a NTA meeting earlier in the year to talk about the course and the work of the Portsmouth Recovery Brokers. Finton Hayes said that this was the most talked about presentation of the year.