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Red Rose Recovery’s Lune Street Hub – First Christmas

This year, at the new Red Rose office, Changing Futures hosted our first ever Christmas day event, a Christmas buffet ...

Meet Annie – Service User to Recovery Champion

I started out, like many people, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The difference with me was that right from ...

More Listening, More Learning, More Love: Red Rose Recovery’s Wishes for 2023

It’s been a milestone year for Red Rose Recovery. We’ve almost doubled in size, welcoming into the fold dozens of ...

Recovery Rocks! Red Rose Sets the Beat for Music Therapy 

By Jennie Chapman, The psychiatrist Oliver Sacks called it “the profoundest non-chemical medication.” It evokes powerful memories and speaks when ...

Ten Years of Turning Lives Around: Red Rose Recovery Celebrates in Style

By Jennie Chapman, Red Rose Recovery celebrated a decade of inspiring hope, creating opportunity and rebuilding lives this week. Some ...

The Life I Always Wished For: Sarah’s Story

The aim of the blog has always been to provide a forum where a wide range of topics can be ...

Roots Community’s First Community Clean-Up in Blackburn with Darwen

Written by Chenise Knox, Roots Community Volunteer On Monday 7th November we had the first Roots Community Clean-up. We started at ...

Red Rose Recovery Highly Commended at Edge Hill’s NW SME Growth & Innovation Awards 2022

Edge Hill University’s SME Productivity & Innovation Centre (SME PIC) celebrated the success of regional SMEs at its annual NW ...

Roots Community at Darwen Valley Community Centre for the October Forum

Written by Chenise Knox, Roots Community Volunteer October’s Roots Community forum took place at the Darwen Valley Community centre; it ...

Poetry Corner – Take Two

The African-American poet Audre Lorde once wrote that “Poetry is not only dream and vision… It lays the foundations for ...

A Safe Space: Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment at Red Rose Recovery 

Anyone who has been following the Recovery Round-Up will have noted the recurring theme of trauma-informed care, as we continue ...

Jagged Little Pill: The Hidden Cost of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Misuse

By Jennie Chapman Until recently, Chris Kirkland was best-known for becoming English football’s most expensive goalkeeper, when Liverpool signed him, ...