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Covid-19 update

If you are using our services you might be feeling worried about how coronavirus affects you, your personal wellbeing and the support you are getting. We are continuing to deliver our housing services, coaching support and behaviour change programmes but in a different way. Please contact your local service directly or use our national helpline 03330 124 714.


We know that everyone gains from the benefits of participating actively in their own health and recovery.

By encouraging creative dialogue and innovative relationships, our work has an impact way beyond the individual; the positive ripple effect extends to children, families, friends and communities.

Our projects are commissioned in that challenging space between professional service providers and the individuals and communities they serve.


Emerging Futures provide specialised coaching for those who wish to use their own experience and expertise to have an impact on others looking to make a journey of discovery, recovery and rehabilitation. Many go on to help others as qualified coaches and get involved with local initiatives. Some go further and become paid staff in our projects or become social entrepreneurs.

Our specialist and accredited coaching courses cover three areas:

  • Recovery Coaches help others to promote wellbeing, active citizenship and develop recovery communities and mutual aid groups
  • Community and Wellbeing Coaches are volunteers with life experience who want to give back and build a healthy network to benefit others
  • Family Coaches support the family and friends of those affected by addiction and trauma


Emerging Futures keeps people safe, alive and out of prison, by providing temporary accommodation, move on housing and a chance of a healthier lifestyle.

Transitional recovery housing 

Safe spaces for the homeless, rough sleepers and street drinking communities to begin the process of rehabilitation.

Move on accommodation

Homes for individuals who are able to manage their own recovery plan in a community setting.

Recovery housing

Shared homes for those choosing abstinence as both a way of life and a housing option.


At Emerging Futures we have worked with some of the UK's largest third sector providers and NHS Foundation Trusts, to develop a range of innovative behavioural change tools and structured intervention programmes. Designed for managers and frontline staff, we incorporate a number of core disciplines required for working with diverse client groups and their families.

Within our design we build upon traditional, evidence based practice such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, by including skills for the 21st century including:

  • Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
  • Node Link Mapping (ITEP)
  • Employment, Training & Education pathways (ETE)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT)
  • Social Prescribing
  • Systemic Family Interventions
  • Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention


Our projects aim to work concurrently with health and social care treatment providers and the members of the local recovery communities they are commissioned to serve. Using a model of Asset Based Community Development, we help people to build on what’s strong in their communities - as opposed to focusing on what’s wrong.

Asset Maps

Asset Mapping provides information about the strengths and resources of a community, helping us to uncover solutions. Some of the projects below have Asset Map links on their pages.


Emerging Future's work has a measurable impact on people’s lives and strengthens communities. We reduce the demand for health and social care services, including Primary Care, Hospital Care, Community and Mental Health Services. This positively impacts on:

  • Physical health, mental health and wellbeing
  • Social inclusion, independence and participation
  • Social, economic and environmental living conditions
  • Educational, employment and training opportunities
  • Physical activity, healthy eating and levels of excessive alcohol and drug consumption
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