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the Next Steps lobby

A welcoming and vibrant place for people in recovery from substance misuse, building community, support and skills.

Next Steps

Next Steps, located in central Norwich, is Norfolk's first community recovery hub, providing a range of support for adults in recovery from addiction, including: 

  • A structured Recovery Support Programme 

  • Skills and employability training

  • Therapeutic group-based recovery sessions 

  • One-to-one support 


You made the first step. Let us help you take the Next Steps.

Contact Next Steps

01603 981 686

70-80 Oak Street, Norwich


the lobby of the Next Steps hub

Take a virtual tour

Of our award-winning Norwich-based Next Steps hub. 

What does Next Steps offer?

Skills, Education, Training

Qualifications, art groups, goal setting and achievement, personal challenges, digital skills, recovery champion training, volunteer training.


Canoeing, archery, climbing wall, music workshop, visits to leisure centres,  walking groups, jam sessions. 

Building Social Skills/Networks

Mutual aid, peer support, connection to communities, group therapy, social events, outdoor activities, a place to belong.


Recovery seminars, participating in recovery forums, event planning, practical support with forms, CV writing, creative workshops, role play/drama therapy, communication skills.

"The Matthew Project has given me the tools, patience, kindness, respect, and time I needed to create a new, functional, and genuine life.


I owe my life to the people at the Matthew Project who helped me."


An award-winning hub 

In 2020, our stunning Next Steps recovery hub based in Norwich, won two prestigious awards:

Best Contemporary Commercial Refurbishment - Anglia

Best Completed Charity Architecture Project England

Designed by one of our region's up and coming contemporary studios, Cannon & Clarke Architects, this former calorie testing lab has been turned into a warm, safe and welcoming space for the community to use.

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The building boasts a café, commercial kitchen, cosy mezzanine, communal space, PC suite, art room, exercise studio, woodwork studio, counselling rooms, utility area and office. The Matthew Project are incredibly proud and grateful to be able to make use of such an amazing and inspirational space.

If you'd like more information about the centre or are interested in supporting us, please email [email protected]

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