About this Recovery Place

The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP)

TBRP is an independent peer-led, self-help, not for profit, charitable organisation. We offer support and inspiration to those people who are involved with alcohol and / or substance misuse, the opportunity of a new sustained abstinent lifestyle – recovery from addiction.

You will find all our staff have been touched by the issues of alcohol and drug addiction in some way or another and many have been where you are now.

We understand what you are going through – physically, mentally and emotionally.


The Basement Recovery Programme

The TBRP Recovery Programme is the foundation of successful recovery within the communities of Calderdale and Kirklees. Designed, written and delivered by people in recovery, for people in recovery, it is a toolbox drawn from personal experiences, knowledge and achievements of those who have journeyed their own recovery path.

For anyone in Recovery, they will tell you that getting free from drugs and alcohol is the easy part. Staying free is the hard part and this is the focus of our Recovery Programme. However, in understanding why you decided to save your life, you begin to discover who you truly are. Without learning and understanding yourself, it’s almost impossible to share your story to someone else. Without meaning, there can be no purpose. We offer a number of services which support The programmes:

Therapeutic Communal Living

The Basement Therapeutic Community Project (TBTCP) is a safe, secure, practical and supported residential accommodation for people who are in the early stages of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.

The aim is to provide 24/7 recovery therapy, together with holistic support into stable accommodation, employment and/or training, enabling successful independent living in the community.

TBRP Enhanced Detox Centre

Our enhanced residential detoxification centre is designed for people who would ordinarily require a home detox if they had the appropriate support, but offers numerous benefits of 24/7 recovery support and networking.

Mutual Aid

Where appropriate clients are encouraged to attend AA/NA, SMART Recovery and our own Here and Now group meetings as well as other Recovery activities. People who have already been through our Programme will often facilitate the introduction to a client’s first meeting and help them engage in local support networks.

Breakfast Club and Drop-in Centre

The Basement provides twice weekly drop-ins for food to those who are socially excluded or homeless. Many are single, without dependent children, so they come bottom of the housing list. With low confidence and self-esteem, low skills, lack of employment, dependent on drugs and alcohol, poor mental and physical health and insufficient access to appropriate housing, they find it almost impossible to move on with their life.

In addition to The Breakfast Club we also offer advice from housing workers, routes into treatment for alcohol and drug dependency and a befriending service – for some, it is the only support they receive.

Volunteering and Self Help

The Basement Recovery Project has a bespoke volunteer training programme that recognises “everyone is different”. Historically, many of our volunteers are recruited from our service users, and many have gone on to find employment externally and within our project itself.

Through our various programmes, volunteers (who have completed the Recovery Programme) now work as peer mentors to others coming through recovery, supporting our ethos of “the power of example”.

The Basement Project has developed a Community Champion Programme (we call our champions Recovery Builders) within the field of addiction services to promote The Basement Project and Recovery to professional and public communities to reduce the barriers and stigma faced by our clients amongst the wider general public.

Building Recovery Systems and Communities

Following our inception in 2006 The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP) has been at the forefront of pioneering new ways of delivering services and developing recovery communities in the Yorkshire area. Through utilising our model of ‘dig, develop and devolve’ TBRP aspires for people to become community assets, rather than community deficits, and we believe the environments we create are unique in supporting our ambitions for people. Today we would like to share our experience and knowledge with others to help to build communities and new systems across the country.

Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • February 18, 2020 1:24 am local time

Opening Time Notes

Some mutual aid meetings take place at weekends. See website for more info.
Open Thursday evenings for social activities.

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  • Name

    Tom Cairns

  • Phone

    01422 383063

  • Address

    10 Carlton Street, Halifax HX1 2AL, United Kingdom

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