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2023 GSK IMPACT Awards: Red Rose Recovery Lancashire

Improving individual lives, building resilience, empowering service user voice, and creating stronger, better-connected families and communities.

Red Rose Recovery supports people affected by substance abuse and addiction by building a sense of community, tackling stigma, and giving individuals purpose. It runs up to 50 weekly groups, and helps build skills for volunteering or employment. Its Peer Support Workers help people in the criminal justice system, and 90% of staff have lived experience of recovery, addiction or mental health.

Judges’ comments

Red Rose Recovery Lancashire is a hugely ambitious charity doing pioneering work to support the recovery of adults facing multiple challenges due to substance abuse and addiction. Through its strong relationships, particularly with the NHS and criminal justice system, it has grown both its activities and reach at speed to meet the needs of the local community. The charity should be particularly commended for its engagement with those in recovery, with most of its staff and volunteers having experience of the issues it works across.


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