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ESCAPE Family Support celebrates after receiving £248,510 from the National Lottery to help families affected by a loved one’s addiction

ESCAPE Family Support is celebrating after being awarded almost £250,00 in National Lottery funding to support its work with families affected by a loved one’s addiction over the next three years.

The Northumberland charity, based in Susan Kennedy Centre, Ashington, will use the cash to introduce and embed a new and stronger mutual aid approach that provides training, opportunities and support to our Family Champions who are ‘experts by experience’, and have expressed their desire to give something back and help others to achieve positive change.

ESCAPE Family Support has been running since 1995 and is staffed by five paid staff and over forty volunteers. It was founded by Janet Murphy MBE after the death of her daughter Jennie from drug poisoning in March 1994 as there was no support for families struggling with a loved one’s drug or alcohol use or those bereaved as a result of this.

The charity now provides a comprehensive range of  services to support families, carers, young people and children including 24/7 Helpline, advice, information,  1-1 support, counselling, Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), Teen Triple P parenting programmes, and other evidence-based interventions to help families develop coping strategies, grow in confidence and learn new skills.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will also see the charity pilot and introduce a new support programme specifically designed and targeted at children and young people whose lives are blighted by the drug or alcohol dependency of others. ESCAPE’s aim is to provide essential support for these children and young people to develop their resilience, confidence and independence, to help them to […]

2020-05-31T21:53:06+00:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Celebrating Carers Week at ESCAPE Family Support

The contribution made by carers in Northumberland is being recognised as part of National Carers Week.

ESCAPE Family Support  provides a range of services to carers affected by addiction resident in Northumberland

The charity recently secured a grant from Northumberland County Council to upgrade its respite caravan at Berwick Holiday Centre.

ESCAPE’s new caravan was officially opened on Monday 10th June by Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health.

Jackie Axelby Chair of ESCAPE Family Support thanked Northumberland County Council for the grant and support to purchase a new caravan to enable ESCAPE to continue the respite project. Thanks were also extended to Debra Dodds, Carers Lead for the support she provided  with the grant application and to Phil Gornall and  Aaron Hall at Berwick Holiday Centre for the generous donation of new electrical goods and crockery etc to provide the finishing touches to the caravan. As well as a beautiful buffet lunch that was enjoyed by all who attended.

The caravan provides invaluable respite support to between forty and fifty families each year. Around two thousand people have benefited from respite breaks at the caravan during the past twenty years.

The carers who attended the official opening of the new caravan to celebrate the start of Carers Week 2019 were delighted with this new resource and are now looking […]

2019-07-14T10:52:06+00:00June 13th, 2019|News, Press|

Investors in People – Gold and Health and Wellbeing Award Retained

ESCAPE Family Support is delighted to announce that it has successfully retained both the Investor in People Gold, and Health and Wellbeing Awards in 2019.

The charity has achieved these with even more positive feedback than in previous years.

The Trustees of the Charity would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly towards this tremendous achievement.

2019-05-12T20:34:25+00:00May 9th, 2019|News, Volunteers|