Oct 09
Louise Wrexham 3

Louise’s Story

As part of Recovery Month in September, we spoke to some of our Service Users who agreed that we could publish their experiences. These words have not been edited. Louise's Story "I grew up in Connah’s Quay, I was in child counselling, so I knew there was always something not... read more →
Sep 20
Sep 18
Birchwood pic

Kelly’s Story

Last year, Kelly was a resident at our Residential Treatment Centre, Birchwood. Now she’s  a volunteer responsible for running groups and assisting with administrative duties.  Here is Kelly's story:  “Last year in June, I came to Birchwood for a detox. I came here for 3 weeks and 2 days. I... read more →
Sep 11

The FAVORUK Recovery Walk 2018

On Saturday 8th September, FAVOR UK hosted the 10th Annual Recovery Walk in Shrewsbury. Nearly 5,000 people attended, including staff and volunteers from our services. Our CEO, Martin Blakebrough said that "the UK Recovery Walk is a time for people to embrace their recovery from addiction, rather than hide it. ... read more →
Aug 02
Jun 14

Kaleidoscope 50th Anniversary Celebration in London

On 5th June 2018, Kaleidoscope Project celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style in Central London. Over 130 people attended the event and enjoyed socialising with plenty of food and drink to add to the festivities.  The event was hosted by Lord Andrew Mawson who has a long history with Kaleidoscope.... read more →
May 14
Apr 26
Bystander ITV Wales

Domestic Abuse: Don’t Be A Bystander

Yesterday, the Welsh Government launched their 'Don't Be A Bystander' Campaign. Watch Kaleidoscope Project CEO, Martin Blakebrough and our employee Lisa-Marie Flavin being interviewed on ITV Wales News discussing how their support and intervention helped her escape Domestic Abuse. The campaign aims to show how important a positive intervention can be for someone experiencing or who has... read more →
Apr 24
Apr 18
Gareth Jones - Wales Online

Gareth Jones, our Engagement and Support Worker from Kaleidoscope​ Welshpool​ bravely speaks to Wales Online​ about his recovery journey from service user to employee.

Wales Online interviewed Gareth: "To most people, Gareth Jones was your average guy – hardworking and happy and living a normal life as a nurse. But Gareth was living a secret life. When he wasn’t working or caring for his sick mother, Gareth was drinking heavily and taking hard drugs.... read more →