Footsteps to Recovery

Footstep’s to Recovery is a unique through care and after care service for substance misuse in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, the first of its kind in Wales. The service has been built from the hearts and minds of its passionate members of staff, and we are very proud to be part of this new and exciting service. The staff are from a variety of peer-led and professional backgrounds and have come together to provide their specialist expertise that is Footsteps to Recovery.

The service is available from a choice of locations across Cardiff and the Vale, which includes support on evenings and weekends.

Getting in to Footsteps – Every Thursday afternoon we hold an information session where people (and their support workers if they have them) are invited to learn more about our ‘pick and mix’ approach to recovery. Here you will get the opportunity to meet with our dedicated members of staff, who will provide you with all the options. This is the first step to accessing Footsteps to Recovery.

Moving on in My Recovery Plus – This is an intensive 6 week structured aftercare program aimed at people who are stable in their recovery and working towards abstinence. The program is built up of group work and some 1-1 work, and focuses on recovery related topics such as communication, relationships, lifestyle balance and life skills. Also a therapy group delivered by qualified counsellors is part of the program.

Less Structured Support – Through our flexible ‘pick and mix’ approach, people can build their own recovery aftercare support and tailor it to their individual needs. We offer a broad range of interventions including SMART recovery, self help groups, recovery coaching, telephone recovery support, breaking free online, relapse prevention, mindfulness, health and fitness, a research group and Moving on in My Recovery Peer group.

Volunteering – For people interested in volunteering, we have two programs available to choose from. The MILE program is aimed at individuals who are stable in their recovery and have real life experience of substance misuse. From the training they receive, their valuable life experience can be turned into supporting others.

New Steps program is aimed at individuals who are stable in their recovery and would like to volunteer in other community projects such as conservation schemes and charities.

Contact Us

To find out more or to book to attend our enrolment afternoon please call:

02920 388717 or email

Referral form 

Leaflet – English PDF

Leaflet – Welsh PDF

Footsteps to Recovery is delivered by a consortium of treatment and recovery service providers, each organisation has a long established commitment to providing specialist treatment and supporting individuals, families and communities seeking to achieve and maintain recovery.

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