Recovery Academy services

We deliver services to people in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction and deliver the Recovery Academy which provides access to volunteering, employment, training, social and leisure activities, drop-in space within our social enterprises, Langan's Tea Rooms together with safe housing opportunities.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1107156)

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Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
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United Kingdom


People in early recovery from drug/alcohol addiction face multiple barriers in accessing employment and training which vastly increases their chance of relapse as we all need something positive to get up for in the morning and feel we have purpose as contributing members of society. We run Langan's Tea Rooms which gives volunteering, training and employment to people in recovery so they can build C.V material with support from our team and find long-term employment back in the community.


As well as volunteering and employment opportunities at our social enterprise, we run a Recovery Academy with IT suite, job club, in-house training, key working and group work to support people in recovery to set and achieve goals in gaining employment, training and suitable accommodation to support their on-going recovery and reduce the risk of relapse. Covid 19 has significantly affected the income from our Tea Rooms and we need to ensure we can remain open to provide these opportunities.

  • “There’s no doubt in my mind...the O’Connor Trust have saved my life… if it wasn’t for them, I know I wouldn’t be here.” — Chris

    — Chris (client)