UK Registered Charity No SC043961

We aim to:

  • Save and improve the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
  • Increase society’s understanding of the links between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs, promoting patience, understanding and empathy.
  • Influence and shape public policy, removing the tokenism around the way that the voices of living and lived experiences are heard.
  • Encourage and promote a more balanced investment into treatment services by public bodies and other funders.
  • Celebrate and promote a culture of hope through our annual national recovery walk, inviting communities to walk with us through towns and cities across the UK

2024 UK Recovery Walk is on Sept 14 in London 

We now accepting bids for the 2025 UK Recovery Walk. 

Read more about the Right to Recovery Bill and how you can help to support this important bill.

Find out more about Favor and the services we offer

Faces & Voices of Recovery UK is part of a worldwide policy advocacy movement that is taking on issues of discrimination, social justice and service access

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Saturday 14 September
Crystal Palace Park, London

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Sponsorship is now open for 2024.

Our sponsorship packages offer a unique opportunity to align your brand with a cause that resonates deeply within communities. By sponsoring the UK Recovery Walk, you're not just supporting an event; you're investing in a movement that champions hope and recovery....




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