Milestone: 0191 4400702 or Head Office: 0191 4900589

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.

Head Office

Jigsaw Recovery Project
St Mark's Church
Shipcote Terrace

Get in Touch

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Main Office : 0191 4900589
Milestone : 0191 4400702

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