Alan lives at one of our High Support Houses and explains how keeping occupied, through gardening and cooking keeps him “on a level” and helps him to manage his alcohol use.

"We do the garden every Tuesday and Thursday. It’s interesting ‘cause I never did stuff like that before..

I’m happy that we’re doing it. At least it’s something to get up for and look forward to doing.

Keeps me away from stuff then as well. Keeps me away from the drink and stuff.

I’d be looking forward to it every week.”

Alan talks about cooking, purpose and enjoyment...