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Ilford drug project’s new IT equipment to help addicts rebuild lives

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:00 15 November 2016

R3 - the borough's drug and alcohol service has received £5k in funding for an IT suite to help addicts and alcoholics back into work, training and help develop their IT skills and update CV's

R3 - the borough's drug and alcohol service has received £5k in funding for an IT suite to help addicts and alcoholics back into work, training and help develop their IT skills and update CV's

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In a quest to help addicts rebuild their lives, a project has unveiled a new IT suite to assist with finding employment.

Redbridge Recovery and Re-Integrations (R3), based at Ilford Chambers, Chapel Road, Ilford, provides advice, treatment and support to those affected by drug or alcohol use.

New equipment includes high performance computers, colour printers and a 40 inch interactive whiteboard.

The project’s education training and employment team manager, Helen Chitty said: “This is a great addition to our busy and vibrant service.

“The much-needed upgraded equipment will support service users with job searches, CV writing and other skills training to aid them in their next steps of recovery as well as offer opportunities for learning and stimulated discussion through watching documentaries and motivational talks.

“It will make a big difference in the work we do supporting service users into finding education, training and employment as part of their recovery.”

The equipment will be used to help people who have been living substance free for six months.

For more information on the service visit r3.elft.nhs.uk


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