Friends gather to celebrate the 25 years of THOMAS. Paul returns to Blackburn to thank THOMAS for all the help it gave him.
Rt Rev Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences & the Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican spoke eloquently of the importance of the service to those most in need. Describing drug misuse as ‘an addiction that destroys self-awareness and free will’ he said, ‘victims must not lose hope that they [...]
Amongst the guest speakers was Dr Neil McKeganey, Founding Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Glasgow who shared that after more than a thousand interviews with drug addicts and a life time of academic study that he was convinced that ‘medical interventions such as the use of methadone administered under medical supervision only maintains [...]
Father Jim McCartney, the founder of THOMAS spoke at the celebration event in Blackburn Town Hall. He said "this is a great day to remember how THOMAS was born. We built from the bottom up and learnt from our mistakes as well as successes." He went on to speak about the importance of the therapeutic [...]
Over a hundred people gathered in the Council Chamber of Blackburn Town Hall to celebrate the work of THOMAS in Blackburn and in other parts of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. THOMAS was set up in Blackburn in November 1994. It now provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery housing for people who struggle with [...]
James McCartney Chief Executive The THOMAS dynamic is a psychosocial environment, combining, social learning, cognition and the 12 step programme. In the words of Albert Einstein, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Inextricably intertwined with the recovery process is building a social environment of positive connections with others that can ignite an [...]
THOMAS is delighted with its latest CQC inspection report for Witton Bank Blackburn in which we were rated “Good” in all areas. This achievement is due to our committed and dedicated team of workers, manager and senior management team. Some of the comments published in the report included: "The service delivered safe treatment. Staffing levels [...]
The THOMAS Social Enterprise Project is a back to work programme designed to help individuals in recovery build their lives and give something back to their community. Our aim is to help our residents back into independent living, by increasing confidence and self resilience through practical work experience. The therapeutic work programme also assists to [...]