BUBIC consists of staff, volunteers and service users all of whom play an important part in making Bubic the success that it is.
Our staff ‘the crew’ are:
Prison became my second home and while sitting in jail after 12 years of drug abuse I felt something within me suddenly give. I decided to seek help and after leaving prison, I started to work with existing drug support services, then teamed up with peers I met through a drug and alcohol abuse service to set up an award-winning charity, Bubic.
Co-founder / Peer Support Outreach Worker
I used to spend a lot of time on the streets causing trouble in the community, after a long fight with my inner demons the time came for me to change and I felt it was time for me to give back to the community as I took a lot out of it.
I needed to show my kids that I could change and be a better father to them so I voluntarily put myself into recovery and became part of setting up a support service 'Bubic' and giving back to the community and I've been giving back on a daily basis for the past 15 years.
Peer Support Outreach Worker
My name is Michelle Williams and I started with Bubic back in 2012 as a volunteer. By becoming a volunteer, I was able to achieve skills and knowledge and understand the ethos of the organisation.
This enabled me to apply for a position as a ‘Volunteer Co-ordinator’ to work alongside other volunteer individuals who come into Bubic. Thank You to BUBIC
In addition to paid staff we have a volunteer management committee that takes overall responsibility for deciding what we do and who we work with.
We also have a team of volunteers who offer mentoring, emotional support and practical advice to drug users and their families. Many of our volunteers are ex-users themselves and understand how being addicted to drugs affects lives.