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.

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our new service, Amber House, goes live on the 21st of this month. This is a supported living service, fully based on a personalised approach, for 16-18 year old care leavers. Here's to many successes to come for those that transition through this service. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our new service, Amber House, goes live on the 21st of this month. This is a supported living service, fully based on a personalised approach, for 16-18 year old care leavers. Heres to many successes to come for those that transition through this service.

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Awesome news and soooooo in the right hands 👏🤩

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Can’t wait to get started, I’m so excited about this opportunity! 😊

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Looking forward to being a part of the Jigsaw.

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Fab news.Good luck x

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Wishing you every success, yous have worked ur socks off xx

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Congratulations xx

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Well done and wishing you all the best of luck 😉 xx

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Excellent news! Good luck xxx

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Well done and good luck xx

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Massive congratulations and good luck x

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I would just like to take the time to wish all the clients, volunteers, staff, partners and the local authorities we provide a service to a very HAPPY XMAS AND WONDERFUL NEW YEAR.
Stay safe over the festive period.
Lots of love jigsaw management team 👍😉😃
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Happy Christmas to you all you all do an amazing job

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Happy christmas to all of you

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Jigsaw Recovery Project is at Gateshead Snooker Centre.

Mid week we took the clients to play pool to build social skills and build confidence reducing anxiety! Great way to engage them www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4452174/Playing-snooker-improves-mental-health.html
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Mid week we took the clients to play pool to build social skills and build confidence reducing anxiety! Great way to engage them https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4452174/Playing-snooker-improves-mental-health.html

You're so right. A great way to engage! Where is the snooker centre please?

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+44 (0)191 4900589

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