Main Office: 0191 4900589 or Amber House: 0191 4400702 info@jigsaw-recovery-project.org

Welcome to the Jigsaw Recovery Project

We aim to help at risk people leaving local authority care

How and why we work with other services

Young people face a number of challenges in today’s society. Entering adulthood comes with its own demands. We at Jigsaw Recovery Project are at hand to help with that transition. Not only do our staff have lived in experience but we have also taken on education to offer a holistic approach to young care leavers.

We work with a number of outside agencies to help our young care leavers live a more rounded successful and independent life. We have faith in the process of positive change and we partner our support service with counselling, employment and learning development services, to give our young care leavers the opportunity to thrive in adulthood.

We operate a “clean slate” policy and are prepared to work with young care leavers as we believe in an open door environment, with addition of trust and boundaries. The aim is that if a young care leaver is willing to engage and take this opportunity then there is no reason why anyone can be left behind.

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How we facilitate system change

System change is at heart of Jigsaw Recovery Project ideals. We look to give our young people a platform from which they can be heard. In the future we hope to engage our young care leavers in a service user lead forum, so that their voice can be heard on a national scale.

We not only, want them to build on the opportunities Jigsaw Recovery Project offer them but to take the opportunity, to help others who face the same challenges and really make a difference. We pose the question of, “who better to learn from, then those who have been on the journey before”.

We look to gain their insight on our key areas of focus, addiction, mental health and housing. This will ensure that in the future, we progress and continue to learn from experience. We see our young care leavers as more than just service users. They are a valuable resource and offer an insight into a world of fear and movement of services. Our future aim is that our young care leavers will present ideas that will help facilitate system change.

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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.

Facebook Posts

Jigsaw are starting 2 X milestone flats for young people leaving care to help with the transition from care to independent living.
We are looking for the following items

2 X TV stands
2 X coffee tables
2 X living room stand lamps
4 X wall mirrors
2 X bathroom free standing cabinets

If you can help with any of these items please contact Terry Nelson on 07376 123294

Thank you
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Can I suggest looking on Facebook Marketplace or signing up to your local Freegle group ? Anything listed on Freegle is free, the only stipulation is, if you are offered the item you have asked for, you have to collect from the person offering.

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Orange box are great too they may help

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Yes like the above comment, there is a group called Gateshead Helping Hands which is free items only. Often see tv stands on there. May be worth keeping an eye out x

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Get along guys to st marks church.
The church are helping the local community with the best meal of the day.
FREE BREAKFAST 👍❤️
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Get along guys to st marks church. 
The church are helping the local community with the best meal of the day.
FREE BREAKFAST 👍❤️

Absolutely phenomenal day had at go ape with the young people of Amber House. Two had fears of heights and both overcome this with support of staff. Innovation in strategy and engagement is the way forward! Very rewarding day indeed! 😁😁👌. Now to reward them with a Sunday dinner at a restaurant #PIE #Jigsaw #Recovery ... See MoreSee Less

Head Office

Jigsaw Recovery Project
St Mark's Church
Shipcote Terrace
Gateshead
NE8 4AA

Get in Touch

You can contact us by completing our enquiry form or using the details below.

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Email
info@jigsaw-recovery-project.org

Call
Main Office: 0191 4900589
Amber House: 0191 4400702

Write
Jigsaw Recovery Project, St Mark's Church, Shipcote Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4AA