We have been working in HMP Edinburgh since May 2021, we first started chatting to the prison about bringing our recovery coaching training into the Cove Recovery Café in 2020, but then Covid happened. So, when restrictions eased earlier in 2021, we were able to start our training.
We have been working with a group of residents who are nearly finished their training and some of them will be helping to deliver the training for the next cohort of learners next year.
Feedback from the learners has been very positive, with a common theme being that, whilst they get recovery support in jail – there is very little structured learning opportunities. All of the learners have really embraced the training, are really enthusiastic and are actively recruiting for the next cohort!
Rod Anderson, 14th January 2022