Services
What we do at Strickland House

Strickland

A support service for the community

​​Strickland House was purchased by TACT in 2016 through a Public Health England Grant with the support of Telford and Wrekin Council. It has provided TACT with a base upon which to grow the services it is able to offer to service users in Telford and Wrekin. Since opening the centre TACT has successfully created Branches, a peer-led service specifically for those service users affected by mental health issues and TACT Training who provide bespoke educational solutions based around service user need.

The aim of the organisation is to help people in recovery obtain a balance in their lives and reach their full potential as a member of the wider community, Strickland is there to provide support at all stages of your recovery journey.

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Telford After Care Team
Telford After care Team (TACT) was founded in 2012 to help people in their recovery from addictions by empowering service users through mutual aid to lead a productive and fulfilling life in the community.

TACT is an independent company  which provides mutual aid, after care and support for people recovering from substance addiction and associated issues. It is staffed mostly by ex-service users, most of whom work on a voluntary basis.

TACT helps people recover from addiction by improving their physical and mental health, well-being and independence by providing access to all service users from the Telford and Wrekin area to a large range of opportunities such as sign posting and advice, harm reduction and health advice, mutual aid groups, housing and welfare support drop-in sessions, educational courses and training, group and recreational activities, counselling and much more.

Working alongside partner agencies we have helped hundreds of people tackle their addictions and live a healthier life, helping them return to education, get into housing and be debt free and return to employment.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are always happy to help, offering one-to-one appointments to discuss any problems service users may have and provide ongoing support, help with CV's and job searches and sign posting to all known services in and around Telford and Wrekin.

TACT run many support groups from our hub at Strickland House on a daily basis facilitated by our staff and volunteers. These include Arts and Crafts, Womens Groups, Meditation Groups, Walking Groups, Gardening Groups, Dual-Diagnosis Groups and numerous SMART Recovery Groups both at the centre and accorss Telford.

We facilitate the Telford and Wrekin Service User Group (Telford Change Forum), where service users can give their own opinions on the way services are designed and run and feed this in to the local commissioning team.


“TACT introduced me to a world of help such as peer support groups, voluntery work and education. They are not just my support but my friends, who I am eternally grateful for”
TACT Service User
 

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Branches
Branches was set up by Telford After care Team in early 2017 with funding from the Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and Telford and Wrekin Council. Branches aims to improve the mental well-being of its service users by providing a variety of peer-led support activities to reduce the social isolation of the service users and their families. Branches operates an open access service to both service users and their carers providing an imediate access point to recieve both support and advice.

To compliment the drop-in service Branches also provides a more formal listening service run and facilitated by qualified staff. The listening service is accesible to those who are experiencing situational based mental anguish or acute stress, a recent bereavment, financial difficulties or a relationship breakdown.

As part of the daily programme of activities Branches also provides a full range of mutual aid groups at locations throughout Telford, these include, Anxiety and Depression Group, Personality Disorder Group, Family and Carers Group, Grief and Loss Group and a Dual-Diagnosis Group. Service users also have access to a range of activity based groups at Strickland House including weekly walking groups, arts and crafts groups, a singing group and gardening activities.
As well as its main base at Strickland House Branches operates from a number of other locations throughout Telford at various times during the week, these include the Park Lane Centre, Woodside; Dawley Christian Centre, Dawley; The STEP Centre, Priorslee; The Hub, Donnington and The CHEC Centre, Madeley. 


“Thank you for having me as a volunteer, It is an honour to help out such an inspirational, proactive, dedicated team”

Branches Volunteer, 2017

“I can’t believe the difference in me in just a few weeks since coming to Branches, A few months ago I could not go out the house, your service has made it feel so easy for me!”
Branches Service User, 2017
 

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TLC Landscaping
TLC Landscaping was set up in 2016 with support from the Police Crime Commissioner and Telford and Wrekin Council. The project is led by ex-service users who have themselves been through the treatment system and have been service users and then volunteers at TACT. 

TLC undertakes not only landscaping projects but also provides a variety of other services including house clearances, removal and relocation. 
In 2017 TLC won an award from the Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group for the support they have provided to vulnerable members of the community. They have also undertaken numerous projects accross Telford for charitable purposes, providing their labour and equipment for no charge. 

TLC offer a variety of opportunities for volunteering, including a training package, for more information please contact Mark or Gav on 07708434587.