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: Alloa 4pm – 9pm – The Gate, Ludgate, FK10 2DR
Tuesday: Women’s Café 10.30am -1pm, St Mark’s Church, Drip Rd., FK8 1RE
Wednesday: Stenhousemuir 1.00pm – 4.30pm, The Tryst Community Centre, FK5 3BB
Thursday: Sauchie 11am -4pm, Sauchie Hall, Mar Place, FK10 3EA
Friday: Stirling 1pm – 6pm, Mayfield Community Centre, St Ninians, FK7 0DB
Saturday: Falkirk 10.30am 3pm, ASC, 32 Vicar St, Falkirk, FK1 1JB
Sunday: Grangemouth 12pm – 4pm, Rainbow House, Grangemouth, FK3 8AE

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.

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.

FALKIRK WEDNESDAY 10am for 10.30am ASC, 32 Vicar Street, FALKIRK

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 Tom Bennett at or on 07920 234694 or Becky Wood at  or on 07920 576375

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