Next Steps         

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

The Matthew Project, in partnership with Public Health England, has received funding to open the Next Steps Recovery Centre, a welcoming and vibrant place, to build community, support and skills for people in recovery from substance misuse. 

This Recovery Centre will be the first of its kind in Norfolk, addressing a huge unmet need in the County. 


"The biggest risk to recovery is isolation. There is an absolute need for a centre like this.”  

Graeme Malcolm,

Services Manager

CGL Norfolk

Adult Substance Misuse Service.

The Recovery Support Programme

The Recovery Support Programme (RSP) is currently being run from the partially-renovated centre and provides a programme of activities and support to those in recovery from addiction. This programme is funded by Public Health Norfolk County Council, and aims at increasing self-esteem, and building new skills and social networks.

"The Recovery Support Programme has provided me with the coping mechanisms to maintain sobriety, teaching me self-care and worth. To strive for and achieve my goals.”


Recovery Support Programme member

What does the Recovery Support Programme 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. 


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.

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

Funded by

Supported by

The Matthew Project

70-80 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ

01603 626 123


Gateway Unit 8, 83-87 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DZ

01603 216 420

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday : 09.00 - 17.00

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

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Company registered in England - company number 6388343 | Registered charity number 1122801