'Recovery through discovery'

About Us
Peer-led support by the community, for the community
Telford After Care Team (TACT) C.I.C

'Promoting recovery through discovery'
Telford After Care Team (TACT) C.I.C. was founded in 2012 by Robert Eyers who himself endured 20 years of addiction. During his recovery Rob became aware of the lack of support available for service users in Telford like himself. 

Rob set up TACT initially on a voluntary basis with a small amount of funding to help run a SMART Recovery Group and a Gardening Group. This provided people in recovery an option to do something new and prevent them from returning to their old lives.

The main aim of TACT is to assist people in recovery from using drugs or alcohol. This is achieved by improving the health and wellbeing of its service users; empowering people to lead productive and fulfilling lives so that they can once again be valued members of the community.

When TACT first got off the ground, Rob was offered office space by the local treatment provider. Since that time TACT has continued to grow and grow and in 2016 was successful in securing funding to purchase a building (Strickland House), providing a permanent base from which it has been able to develop its work with those individuals in recovery throughout the Telford area.

TACT has become a flagship locally and nationally for releasing the talents of its service users through a range of discovery and recovery programmes. TACT aims to compliment and enhance the work undertaken by Community Substance Misuse Teams by providing service users with access to practical support, as well as providing opportunities for services users to engage in mutual aid and peer support.

TACT provides its service users with a structured and daily programme of activities and a powerful network of contacts to assist with practical issues such as housing, benefits, health needs and employment opportunities. There is a staged process for developing as a TACT volunteer before they work directly with service users. Volunteers have access to continual development through training programmes and TACT Training is a registered training centre with Open College Network West Midlands to offer training and qualifications. The continuous development of volunteers aims to increase their readiness for moving on into other voluntary work, paid employment and self-employment through TACT's development and sponsorship of small business enterprises.

Strickland House - a centre of recovery run for the community, by the community​​