Welcome to the Jigsaw Recovery Project
We aim to help at risk people leaving local authority care
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How we facilitate system change
System change is at heart of Jigsaw Recovery Project’s ideology and we seek to give our young people a platform from which their voices can be heard. We are currently working toward engaging our young care leavers in a client-led forum so that their voice can have impact on a local level, as well as be heard on a national scale and contribute toward helping shape wider organisational change. The project is funded by the Lankelly Chase Foundation and is a collaborative effort between several organisations and stakeholders in the Gateshead area.
We are passionate about encouraging the young people we work with to support others who may be facing similar challenges in life, and we continually look to gain their insight on our key areas such as addiction, mental health and housing. This helps ensure that whilst Jigsaw Recovery Project continues to develop it nevertheless remains resolutely person-centred. We see our young people as more than just service users and promote the view that they are our most valuable resource. We recognise that they offer an unprecedented level of insight into a world of fear, rejection, change and hope.
Our future aim is that our young care leavers are empowered to present ideas that will help facilitate system change and make fundamental changes to the way in which services are delivered. We have a vision where young people who have been supported by Jigsaw Recovery Project are given the tools to create their own support service, with strategic decision-making controlled by those who have completed the journey for themselves.
“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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Meet the Team
All members of the Jigsaw Recovery Project have first hand lived experience of working with or being service users.
Jigsaw Recovery Project
St Mark's Church