Steps Rehabilitation, which helps people to recover from brain or spinal injuries and complex trauma, has secured a £250,000 loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The cash will help the company grow its services as a national centre of excellence for people recovering from serious illness and accidents. The centre built at the former Jacobs engineering works, off Abbeydale Road, opened in May this year. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Samuel Bennett, who fell into homelessness through alcoholism, has designed the Meet4acoffee app to support addicts in recovery. Bennett designed the app, which is free to use, following his experience of recovering from addiction and homelessness. The app has been designed so that charities, health organisations and support groups can also use it to create private circles, where they can post events, meetings and photos for those connected to the world of recovery. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
More information can be found via the website www.meet4acoffee.com
Macmillan Cancer Support are urging people to get active after cancer treatment, with benefits including improved health, reduced isolation and fewer side effects. According to the charity, which has been holding mobile information sessions in Sheffield city centre, being active can improve strength, aerobic fitness and flexibility, all of which can aid recovery. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to cancer information specialist Caroline Kipling.
The new Sheffield Recovery Community drop-in centre is giving people with drug and alcohol problems a fighting chance to stay clean and sober. The centre at De Hood, Manor Top opened its doors earlier this month. As well as counselling and peer support, the centre offers free boxing training and fitness classes to help people become more healthy and motivated to stay on the road to recovery. The centre is run by professional boxer Reagan Denton who works with young and old in the community. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Mick Hartley, a former Sheffield nightclub owner who has been in recovery from addiction and and is the project manager for the drop-in centre.