The Recovery Through Rights project is an exciting partnership project between the North East Law Centre and the Recovery College Collective (ReCoCo) Newcastle.
What is the Help Through Recovery project?
The Recovery Through Rights Project seeks to:
- develop a resource based within ReCoCo for legal advice, action, education and awareness raising, with a goal of service users taking on a peer support
- eliminate significant barriers facing service users and their rights in the mental health, welfare benefits and general health and social care systems
- test how legal and human rights based approaches could improve outcomes for people experiencing mental distress
How to access the project
Referrals for this project are made by ReCoCo. This project gives people the opportunity for to ask about benefits, seek one-off advice and casework support, and discuss issues around disability and illness benefits.