June 2012


We’re really thrilled that the Barking Recovery LinkUp Café has been chosen by Barking Asda as one of the three charities in their “nominate a cause” initiative.

With several nominations from our café customers at the Barking café, Asda have selected us as one of the community causes to be featured in their store this month. 

Asda customers are asked to vote on the cause that they want to win the top award each month by putting a token into the slot. 

We’d really like to thank our Barking customers for the nominations. 

We’d love Asda shoppers to vote for us, and are encouraging them to find out more about our work by visiting our website, following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook

Every two months, three charities are chosen to be featured on the Community Life Board in the store foyer, and every time a customer shops at Barking Asda, they are given a token to use to vote.  The customers then have to decide which of the charities they would like to give their vote to, and place the token in the relevant voting slot.
At the end of the 2 month period, the charity with the most tokens will be given a £200 grant, and the runners up will also receivve a £50 grant each.

April 2012


Our third Recovery LinkUp Cafe was launched on 11 April at the Gascoigne Comunity Centre in Barking.

Officially opened by the Mayor of Barking, the cafe is now open every Wednesday evening between 6.30 and 10pm, serving affordable meals and beverages for men and women who are striving to remain abstinent from their addiction.

We look forward to meeting our new customers in a venue that offers a similar relaxed, warm and welcoming environment.

The latest recovery cafe is hoping to recruit volunteers from the local area to be a part of the newest venture. For details of who to contact visit our Opportuniites page.

4 March 2012


Last Thursday saw the Launch of Recovery LinkUp Café’s latest venue in Forest Hill.  Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham performed the official opening ceremony, with local MP, Jim Dowd also dropping by to say hello.

The Forest Hill recovery café opens on 8th March and will run every Thursday evening between 6.30 and 9.30pm.

The first abstinence-based café has been open in Leyton since October 2010 and is held every Tuesday evening.

The Recovery LinkUp Cafés are an innovation in addiction recovery.  They provide safe spaces for men and women to enjoy an affordable meal and a social evening in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment.  Also on offer are a number of special social events throughout the year, and special “themed” nights, such as a Love Yourself Valentines evening, Walking Meditation, BBQs and Soul Nights.

There are planned openings across other London boroughs over the next year, with the third café due to open next month (April) in Barking.





26 November 2011



Recovery Resources Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new trustees to the Board, including John Cryer MP for Leyton.

John Cryer said that he is delighted to become a trustee and that he looks forward to working with the Charity and seeing it continue to grow and thrive over the coming years.

Founder and Chief Executive, Christina Ball, commented that she was very happy to welcome the new board members, including John, who bring with them a range of difference experience and expertise that will complement the existing skills of the team.

Other new trustees are Catriona Johnson and Fitzoy Bailey.







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