Forth Valley Recovery Community (FVRC)

FVRC is a community of people committed to making recovery happen in Forth Valley. We deliver a variety of different events every week throughout the area. All FVRC events are organised by volunteers in recovery. Why not come along and check us out?

We employ dedicated Recovery Development Workers who are professionally qualified and who have lived experience of having a substance misuse problem. Their job, as community development workers for the Forth Valley Recovery Community (FVRC), is to turn the aspiration of recovery into tangible and meaningful achievements for individuals and families affected by substance misuse.

The FVRC is a community of people committed to making recovery happen in Forth Valley. Anyone can attend any FVRC events, provided that they are clean and sober on the day of the event. The events are run by volunteers who are in recovery.

There are currently seven local recovery cafes that are alcohol and drug free venues where people can socialise, enjoy some home baking, cooking, holistic therapies and participate in leisure, sporting and recreational opportunities with access to 12 step fellowship and SMART meetings

The cafes are open at the following times:

Monday: Tamfourhill Mini-Café, 10am – 1pm, Tamfourhill Community Centre, FK1 4SD

Monday: Grangemouth Café 1pm – 5pm, Rainbow House, FK3 8AE

Tuesday: Women’s Mini-Café 10.30am -1pm,  Stirling, Old Kildean Hospital, Drip Rd, FK8 1RW

Tuesday: Alloa Café 4pm – 9pm – The Gate, Ludgate, FK10 2DR

Wednesday: Stenhousemuir Café 1pm – 4.30pm, The Tryst Community Centre, FK5 3BB

Thursday: Denny Mini-Café, 1:30pm-4pm, Denny

Thursday: Alva Mini-Café, 1:30pm-4pm, Alva Baptist Church, The Green, FK12 5JQ

Friday: Stirling Café 1pm – 6pm, Mayfield Community Centre, St Ninians, FK7 0DB

Saturday: Falkirk Café, 10.30am 3pm, ASC, 32 Vicar St, Falkirk, FK1 1JB

Activities within the Recovery Cafes include: Food / Tea / Coffee/ Pool / Yoga / Peer Support / Arts and crafts / Meditation / Tai chi / Health Checks / Live music / Learn to play an instrument / Holistic therapies / Mutual aid and much more.

Recovery Ramblers                 

If you like walking and the outdoors, why not come along and join our Recovery Ramblers. Walking and talking are an excellent way to improve your mental and physical well-being. Our walks are designed to cater for all abilities.
For more information about Recovery Ramblers or on how to register for a walk, contact a member of the team.


Recovery In The Wild              

We run a number of outdoor activities for members of our community, from health walks and hill climbs to canoeing and camping. Come with us on an adventure and enjoy recovery in the wild. These outings need a varying degree of  fitness and some equipment. Get involved and reap both the mental and physical benefits of recovering in the wild.

Peer supporters                     

Peer supporters are people who have achieved at least 12 months of stability in recovery and who are selected, trained and deployed to volunteer alongside staff in different substance misuse services across Forth Valley. Peer supporting can be an important motivational opportunity for many service users who are seeking to pursue a career in social care, health care community work or substance misuse.

For more information about Forth Valley Recovery Community please contact either Christina Feaks at or on 07920 234694 or James Sludden at  or on 07920 234689

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