Crime Reduction Initiative

Recovering alcohol and drug users – coaching support / self-help

Trevor Lysandrou is a recovering alcoholic and wished to work with the Clubhouse, an outpost of Crime Reduction Initiatives, Bournemouth, to assist others who wish to forgo alcohol and drugs, many of whom have found themselves in trouble with the police and courts. Trevor and the Clubhouse regard angling as a positive recreation through which there is the potential for people to reconnect with families, and particularly children. Dreamstore is supporting this programme for three years with equipment and establishment costs, with a defined outcome that there should be a self-sustaining angling club at the Clubhouse within three years. Having seen the value of angling as a diversionary activity for young people, this will help us evaluate the value of angling in a similar application working with adults.

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