New grant to support people with alcohol problems

29 January 2020

Hull ReNew have used £133,000 they received from Public Health England to improve local community facilities for people affected by substance misuse. 

The team from ReNew used the grant to redesign and refurbish their hub in Bransholme. They updated their  IT suite and added an area for people to get together and work in groups. The hub is based in Bransholme, but anyone in Hull is welcome to use it.

“The refurbished building is more welcoming and accessible and makes much better use of the available space,” says Carlie Dunn, the Alcohol Project Manager at ReNew.

“Local people now have a much more comfortable and appealing environment in which to work with us to address their problems with alcohol. We also have better facilities for people to use to search and apply for jobs, education and training as part of their recovery.”

“The investment in ReNew’s alcohol hub is fantastic,” says Frank, who used to be a service user and now helps ReNew as a peer mentor and volunteer. 

“One of the hardest parts of recovery is walking through the door and coming into services but ReNew has created such a warm and welcoming space that truly helps to relieve some of those anxieties, creating a positive environment for recovery.”

If you'd like to speak to someone about your alcohol use, you can contact ReNew by phoning 01482 839009 or emailing [email protected]. Or, drop by and see the new hub! The address is 74 Goodhart Road, Bransholme, Hull, HU7 4EF.

You can find out more information about ReNew here.