The South Community Recovery Network (SCRN) is a partnership of 4 recovery groups in the south sector of Glasgow namely Recovery Aftercare Friday Therapies (RAFT), Community Recovery Everyone Welcome (CREW), RISE and Ibrox Community Recovery (ICR). The SCRN was developed by lived experience recovery peers and was the culmination of a series of consultations, development groups and conversations around partnership working and how to best promote and deliver recovery aftercare pathways throughout the sector.
The SCRN is formerly recognised as South East Recovery Aftercare Group (SERAG) and was established in 2008 to raise needs-led issues, work collaboratively with statutory and third sector services around service reviews; create and develop aftercare activities for individuals seeking to access wider routes to community recovery. In 2015 the four community recovery groups, Recovery Aftercare Friday Therapies (RAFT), Community Recovery Everyone Welcome (CREW), RISE and SERAG came together to work in unity and developed the South Community Recovery Development Group (SCRDG,). The aim of this group was to bring the groups together to work collaboratively to best support, promote and deliver recovery within the south sector of Glasgow.
Following the success of the SCRDG members voted to formally unify the groups and the South Community Recovery Network was ratified in 2016. The SCRN has since conducted a number of consultations and surveys to identify the needs of the participants and members throughout the Network. It was identified that there was need for an expansion of aftercare activities and individual support which has led to the current development of the SCRN aftercare centre in in 2018.