With over 10 years experience in the substance misuse field, Gemma has worked across a variety of settings including Youth Offending, National Prison Service, Probation Trust, Adult Drug Treatment and Child services. Gemma is excited to have recently joined the UKAT family.
Previous roles include working for a Hertfordshire based charity as a Service Manager where she implemented and developed a brand new recovery hub providing aftercare for people exiting drug and alcohol services in the Luton area.
In 2015, Gemma graduated from the University of Leicester where she gained a Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling.
Gemma has demonstrable experience of delivering Bio-Psycho-Social interventions including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Approach, Mindfulness/Relaxation Skills, Relapse Prevention, Harm Minimisation and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Rebecca is the newest member to join the team at Oasis since April 2017, having previously attended the centre as a client in 2015.
She was successful in her treatment, and since then has volunteered in the drug & alcohol field with Lifeline Sefton, Sefton CVS and worked at Independence Initiative in Bootle. Rebecca has a degree in Economics and is currently studying Level 3 Counselling.
Gordon has been working in the field of addiction treatment and recovery for the past six years and personally understands the nature of addiction. Gordon has a wealth of experience having been working at Runcorn as a Support Worker since it began in 2014.
Gordon enjoys helping other people to achieve total abstinent recovery and supporting them with their everyday needs. Gordon is an experienced member of the Support team and has an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social care, which enables him to combine his personal experience and education to assist our clients in the recovery process.
Tony has cooked since an early age as he felt this was a seemingly natural step after gaining his catering qualifications in the early ’90s.
Tony himself is in recovery since 2016, making him an understanding addition to our team. He can prepare treatment-specific meals with the best ingredients and from proven recipes. Since 2016, Tony has attended college and volunteered at his local drug service. It was there where circumstances lead Tony to start and manage “The kitchen table” – a volunteer-staffed, self-funded weekly community cafe serving 3-course meals and providing support. This has lead to Tony’s reawakened love of cooking and brought him to the attention of Oasis Runcorn, and the rest is history.