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National award for Frome support worker

Rebecca and Lord Adebowale

A FROME support worker has been given a national award in recognition of her work supporting people in the community with drug and alcohol problems.

Recovery worker, Rebecca Maxwell, who works at Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service has been awarded a national ‘Inspired by Possibility Award’ by Lord Victor Adebowale.

Rebecca was one of over 240 nominations in this year’s awards, which commend and recognise those making invaluable contributions to public health in their local community.

Rebecca said, “The most rewarding part of my role is being part of people’s visible recovery. My insight and understanding comes from lived experience and so provides a unique and valuable perspective to both colleagues and service users.

“As someone in recovery myself the supportive team environment in Frome has really enhanced my ability to work confidently with people in groups from all different parts of the community. Previously I had avoided these situations – now group work is one of the best parts of my job.”

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