Every recovery is different. What does yours look like?

Footsteps to Recovery is a programme that allows you to access services from across three leading organisations. We’ve teamed up with SOLAS and Recovery Cymru to put it together.

The idea is simple.  We know that all three teams deliver services that could give you the help you’re looking for. Now you can access all of them in the same place.

You don’t have to know what services you need. We’ll help you figure that out. Our relaxed ThruCare Cafe afternoons allow us to talk this over with you.

Footsteps to Recovery is available across Cardiff and the Vale.

So what’s available?

Your recovery is individual to you. The Footsteps ‘Mix and Match’ approach means you can build your own set of services, so you’ve got a structure that’s going to work for you. That’s your Recovery Capital - the ‘investments’ you make in different areas of your life. You’re building up the things around you that you can rely on as you recover.

For the full list of services, you’ll want the SOLAS page on this.

As part of the AfterCare bit, we offer our MILE and NewSteps volunteering programmes. They’re perfect if you’re nearing the end of treatment and want to get involved in some worthwhile projects to help you cement recovery, or if you’re ready to use your unique experience of substance recovery to help others.

(Tell me more about MILE and NewSteps)

How does it work, and how can I get involved?

If you’re already working with a recovery service, talk to them. Your keyworker will be able to make a referral. They’ll just need to drop the Footsteps team a line to get the ball rolling.

If you’re not already working with a service, that’s fine too. Just fill in the referral form yourself and send it over to the e-mail address below.

After that, we’ll invite you into one of our ThruCare cafes. It’s a relaxed, informal setting that gives us a chance to chat with you and figure out, together, what services are going to work best for you. Usually you’ll meet us 7-10 days after we get your referral form.

In detox or rehabilitation? No problem – F2R can provide inreach into these facilities in place of the ThruCare cafe.

Download the Referral Form
[email protected]
029 2038 8717


A distance travelled

If your own recovery history has made you determined to help others, but you need more time and distance from your own recovery before you feel ready to volunteer in the substance misuse sector, then MILE is for you.

See more about MILE >


If you’re going through substance misuse and alcohol-related treatment, New Steps is here for you. It’s a chance to meet people, build skills, and be part of something incredibly positive.

See more about NewSteps >