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Recovery House / Croft in Habost, Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland
We are temporarily not taking any Guest’s at the Recovery House, until Building Work is complete – we will probably be changing the use of the recovery house for reflection opening up for holidays. We will update the site, when the situation changes.
In the meantime we have developed an extensive three-month online recovery course at our Recovery College, which will enable people to do similar work on their recovery.
Working To Recovery has offered personalised recovery breaks for individuals wishing to engage with their emotional, spiritual and mental health issues in a positive way,
We have considerable experience of assisting people to develop and pursue their recovery agendas and have found that taking time away from their normal routines of life can be a very powerful way of beginning and/or reactivating the recovery journey.
GUEST's REFLECTIONS & STORIES
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To address and support individual recovery needs with respect to:
ABOUT THE HOUSE
- Supporting reflections on individual recovery including spiritual identity
- Building resilience in the face of personal and emotional difficulties
- Developing and cementing autonomy from services
- Extending friendship and peer support networks
- Engaging in meaningful activities and work
- Other agendas identified by individuals
We have offered comfortable accommodation with support for two people in a cottage and converted barn situated on a traditional croft (small holding) where we keep pigs, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. The croft is a 15 minute walk, across common land, to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and you can hear the sound of the surf in the quiet of the evening.
The house is also close to a community sport centre and swimming pool, post office and shops. This was not a holiday. There was no charge for coming, but be expected to muck in with helping feed and take care of the animals. The house is heated by a Rayburn, you will need to make your own fire every day. the house is comfortable but basic. The weather on the island is often windy and can be very wet, but the island has a magical beauty to it as well.
You will be expected to develop a recovery plan & work on that during your stay, a person can stay for anytime between 2 weeks to 3 months.
For further information on our service and to ask any questions etc please email Karen Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habost is a small village and is part of Port Ness
Port Ness (Port of Nis – Eilean Leodhas) lies at the most northern part of the Isle of Lewis and is about 25 miles (40 km) by road from Stornoway, the main town on the island.
The people of Ness are called Niseachs – many of whom still speak Gaelic. There is a population of about 1200 residents living either on the Northern and Western edges. It has a pretty little harbour – which was well used in earlier years – as fishing was of great importance to Ness.
It is the most north-westerly community in Europe. Its most northerly point is the Butt of Lewis, marked by a working lighthouse. The name Ness derives from the old Norse for headland and many of the other place names in the area also have a Norse origin.