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    Reach Out Family Festival 2015

    This is a free one-day event for families and carers affected by another’s drug or alcohol use, as well as relevant professionals.

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Developing Health and Independence is a charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness and wellbeing of their community.

We provide a comprehensive range of services in Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire, and Somerset for people who are socially excluded for reasons such as homelessness, alcohol or drug problems, learning disabilities or emotional difficulties.

We help people to turn their lives around by tackling both the causes and consequences of social exclusion through practical and emotional support services such as information and advice, supported housing, counselling, activities, and employment and training opportunities. Go to our Video Library, Audio Library, Image Gallery and Client Magazine for more information.


Reach Out Family Festival 2015

For every person grappling with drug and alcohol misuse, it’s estimated that at least five others are affected – husbands, wives and partners, mothers, fathers, siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, employers. Yet, as with most carers, their struggles go largely unacknowledged and under supported.

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John’s story

John at the DHI market stall

If anyone has the right to say that life has its ups and downs it’s John, whose story we feature here...

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