At Summit Support we work with a diverse range of communities, providing support to people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS and the LGBTQIA communities. Many of the people we support suffer multiple disadvantages and can experience poverty, disadvantage, discrimination and social exclusion in their day to day lives.
To support our service users to change their lives for the better, we use a recovery model approach. This means we focus on working with the service user to enable them to develop the skills and confidence that will bring long term change. By focussing on developing acceptance and responsibility, security and safety, emotional well-being, supportive relationships, coping skills, empowerment and social inclusion we can help people make progress along their own personal journeys and enable them to fulfil their full potential.
We do this by providing practical 1:1 support, expert information and guidance, peer and group support and a range of workshops on topics including money management, living well, healthy relationships and returning to work/education. We also organise social activities to help our groups to integrate, reduce isolation and improve their mental health. These include art groups, cook and eat sessions, gardening, yoga and mindfulness.
Much of the support we provide is accessed by service users at our welcoming premises situated in the heart of Dudley. However, we also deliver sessions at our partner’s premises and through regular outreach across the county.