our services

We understand that addiction can affect anyone. We work with people from a variety of different backgrounds, religions and cultures and we provide support in a non-judgemental setting. We offer a broad range of services such as day-hab, mutual aid support, supported housing and a busy social activities programme.


Therapeutic programmes

We offer the 12-step programme for both drug and alcohol addiction. This programme gives you the skills and techniques to overcome addiction, step by step, with the support of peer mentors along the way. This highly effective programme focuses on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Our 4-point SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) programme is delivered in group sessions. It’s based on scientific knowledge rather than spiritual beliefs and focuses on cognitive behavioural therapy to help you change your thinking and addictive behaviour. You can access both of our therapeutic programmes on a day-hab basis.


The Well provides therapeutic programmes to addicts
The Well provides recovery housing for addicts

Recovery housing

If you need help with addiction as well as a safe place to live then we may be able to offer you short-term accommodation, with 24-hour support. We have a small number of spaces available for people leaving prison or living in the community. You’ll have the opportunity to start afresh by following a structured programme and staying in one of our houses for up to three months.

For some people, supported housing is an important ingredient for achieving long-term recovery. We plan to offer more housing places as we grow and develop our services.


Warrior Down

‘Warrior Down’ comes from the Native American Indian and is the cry to signify that a warrior has been wounded. In the recovery community, Warrior Down is used when a person has relapsed and needs help.

At The Well, Warrior Down is a rapid response service with peer to peer support, 24 hours a day. Our team of fully trained recovery coaches have experienced substance abuse themselves. They can help you get your recovery back on track.


In the recovery community Warrior Down is used when a person has relapsed and needs help.
The Well provides jobs, training and work experience to people recovering from addiction.

Employment and social enterprise

A lack of opportunities to work, learn or do training can be a significant barrier to long-term recovery. We believe that everyone has the potential to be successful at work. We have local links with other organisations to provide jobs, training and work experience for our members.

We've also launched two social enterprises – Well Fed, a catering business and Maintained Well, a repairs and maintenance business.

90% of members say getting a job is one of the biggest challenges they face.

Family services

Improving family relationships as at the heart of our approach. We know that family members have an important role to play in your recovery. We also know that they need support too. So we run a support service especially for families and carers.

The aim is to give your family emotional support and guidance on how to help you through your recovery journey. We offer one-to-one support, group sessions and outreach support.


The Well runs a recovery church for people with addictions.

Recovery church

The Well is a place where all recovery pathways can thrive. For many of our members, spirituality and religious faith are vital to their ongoing recovery. Recognising this, we’ve established our own church – the Well Connected church, which operates from our Morecambe hub. Monthly services are delivered by the Rev’d Carolyn Woodcock and often include inspirational guest speakers. Services are open, friendly and non-judgemental and are designed to give you the strength, motivation and optimism needed to remain abstinent.


Sports and social activities

Our clubs give you the chance to meet others in recovery and get support through social activities. The social clubs are a crucial part of our recovering community.

You, your family and those in your local community can take part in a wide choice of activities. Take a look at what you can get involved in – find out more.

Badminton social activities at The Well