Re-Solv is a UK charity and our Helpline is here to support anyone in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales whose life is affected by solvent abuse.
We are very grateful to our funders who also enable us to provide a whole range of additional local services.
Thanks to the generosity of Garfield Weston, The Henry Smith Charity, The Tudor Trust and The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association we are able to deliver the following services free at the point of delivery:
- Telephone and online support, including counselling, for people whose lives are affected by solvent abuse, whether directly or indirectly
- Service user workshops and group work
- Workshops and training for peer mentors and volunteers working within the recovery community
- Professional training for substance misuse and other support, health, housing, care and young people’s services
- School sessions and outreach work with FE and Higher Education students
Thanks to the generosity of Lloyds Bank Foundation we are able to provide the following services in the West Midlands:
- One-to-one, face-to-face, ongoing support for adults using solvents
- Advocacy on behalf of these clients
- Support for those in recovery from solvent abuse
- Professional and peer mentor training
- Support for local recovery communities and Recovery Champion recruitment and training
In our first year of this three-year programme, we have worked with fifty clients using butane gas and other volatile substances. We have also trained professionals and peer mentors across the region and are very grateful to our 36 Recovery Champions who provide a warm, judgement-free welcome into support services.
Re-Solv are working in partnership with Stafford Borough Council to run a local community-based prevention project working with young people, community members, families and schools to build resilience within communities and enable young people to make healthy, positive life choices.
Re-Solv is funded by the Scottish Government through Corra Foundation to continue delivering our core work nationally.
This valuable funding enables us:
- to raise awareness of VSA among young people, parents/carers, relevant services and policy makers
- to provide professional training and increase capacity for all stakeholders so equality of access to skilled VSA services/support is the same as for illicit drugs
- to provide early intervention and support for children, young people and families affected by VSA with the longer-term goal of boosting young people’s resilience.