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 five 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:
- Alloa Café: Monday 4pm to 9pm at 2 The Gate, Ludgate, Alloa, FK10 2DR
- Stenhousemuir: Café Wednesday 1:30pm to 4:30 pm at the Tryst Community Education Centre, Stenhousemuir, FK53BB
- Stirling Recovery Café: Friday 1pm to 6pm at the Ochil Community Centre, Ochil Crescent, Raploch, Stirling, FK8 1QJ
- Falkirk Recovery Café: Saturday 10:30 – 3pm at 32 Vicar Street, Falkirk FK1 1JB
- Grangemouth Recovery Café: Sunday 12:00 – 4pm at Rainbow house, 6 south shore road,
Activities within the Recovery Cafes: 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.
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.
COME AND JOIN ONE OF OUR RECOVERY RAMBLERS HEALTH WALKS.
STIRLING TUESDAY 1PM, STIRLING BUS STATION
ALLOA WEDNESDAY 11AM, SIGNPOST ALLOA
FALKIRK WEDNESDAY 10AM ASC FALKIRK
Peer supporters are people who have achieved at least 6 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.