BIHR are working with the Scottish Recovery Consortium (SRC) to co-develop an exciting 5-day Rights in Recovery Leadership Programme to advance awareness on rights-based addiction recovery in Scotland. The Programme will consider human rights frameworks in Scotland, and how they apply to people in all stages of recovery. This is a bold approach to human rights training, with real co-development and co-delivery throughout. Working with our colleagues at SRC will ensure that this Programme is truly reflective of the challenges that people with addiction issues in Scotland face, and how the Human Rights Act can be used to advocate for better outcomes. Rights in Recovery Leads have been handpicked by SRC and are all people with lived experience working directly with people in recovery.

Tom Bennett, Rights in Recovery Officer at SRC says about the partnership:

This is a really exciting development in SRC’s work to build an awareness and understanding of the rights-based approach across Lived Experience Recovery Organisations in Scotland. We see this partnership with BIHR as holding great potential to create real and lasting positive change.

SRC support, represent and connect recovery across Scotland. They do this by working with recovery in all its forms – from grassroots to government, from individuals to international organisations and they value lived and living experience throughout. They adopt a rights-based approach and believe in collaborative working.

Find out more about SRC here

Stay tuned for further updates.