Footsteps to Recovery is a through care, aftercare and recovery support service, working with individuals with substance misuse issues in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The service offers peer-led, practitioner-led and therapist-led support, structured and less-structured programs, volunteering and training opportunities.

Footsteps to Recovery is available from a choice of locations across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and offer support at evenings and weekends.

Footsteps to Recovery is an easy-to-access service. You can self-refer by ringing, emailing or dropping in to one of our open-access centres. You can ask a key worker at another service to make a referral on your behalf or come via EDAS or your GP.

We can start working with you while you are still accessing treatment with another provider to better prepare you for aftercare.

Telephone number: 02920388717

Email address:

Open access centres:

Recovery Cymru Cardiff – 218 Cowbridge Rd East, Cardiff, CF5 1GX

Recovery Cymru Vale – 232 Holton Rd, Barry, CF63 4HS

Some of what’s on at Footsteps to Recovery

Community Rehab Program – a structured group work program led by substance misuse practitioners, counsellors and peer workers.

Peer Support – Recovery Cymru is a peer-led self-help and mutual aid support community for people in and seeking recovery. The recovery centres are open evenings and weekends, 365 days a year.

Volunteering – The MILE program is aimed at individuals who are stable in their recovery and have real life experience of substance misuse. The MILE is a training program for those in recovery who want to volunteer to support others.

New Steps is a volunteering project that supports people who are in early recovery gain volunteering experience. It’s a chance to meet people, build skills, and be part of something incredibly positive.

For more information on Newlink Wales, you can go to their website: – New Link

Contact Us

To find out more or to make a referral please call:

02920 388717 or email