Keys to Freedom
This is an interactive discipleship course to educate, equip and empower you with biblical keys to live and stay free. This course is Mercy’s latest resource, that takes principles from their residential programme, put together in such a way that it can be journeyed individually or in a group. The course is suitable for young or old, male or female, new or established believers alike. Click here for more details.

Free resources / eBooks
Here is a link to access Mercy’s free resources and eBooks. The eBooks are in depth (downloadable PDF) guides to the topics of self harm, eating disorders, addiction and sexual abuse.

Support services and training days
Mercy provides training courses that are designed to give an overview and understanding of some of the issues they see on a daily basis and provide you with some practical keys to help you stay whole as you support those in need around you. Their Support Services team are also available to answer questions you may have about how to support an individual you know who is struggling with a life controlling issue. They can provide you with signposting to resources and information material, alongside other services, ministries and organisations that may be of help to you or the individual you are supporting. You can e-mail Mercy on info@mercyuk.org


Arnoud Van Asperen, based in the Netherlands can train on a variety of topics including relapse prevention and self-management. He has taught courses on the 12 Steps and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to both clients as well as project workers. Arnoud can train in English and Dutch. He is able to travel to deliver training if expenses are paid.

Husband to Eline, and father of three, he is a member of a reformed Christian church and works at The Hope Project (De Hoop).

Contact: a.vanasperen@dehoop.org

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Role: Support Worker

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Our charity works on the principle of employing ex-addicts and those in recovery, particularly as support workers, that they may lend their personal experience to helping others through recovery. Over our various sites we run different programmes, starting from detox through to move on houses. Different programmes have different staffing and training, and we work to find the right placement for the right employee where their skills are best valued.

We are firm believers that during a resident’s time with us we are commissioned to share God with the client and work as a team of Christians to guide residents to recovery, and recovery in Christ.

I would like to extend an offer of a job interview to those who meet the requirements below, and have attached a job description of the support worker role.


  • Have had 9+ months sober
  • Passionate about recovery
  • Practicing Christian
  • We are unable to offer employment to any schedule one offender

What we offer

  • Permitted work / supported employment
  • Suited to those wishing to remain on benefits a little longer
  • 16 hours paid work a week with voluntary hours in addition
  • Up to £500pcm
  • Accommodation
  • Skills training and certificates
  • Full time paid employment
  • Suited to those who are seeking to come off benefits
  • 36hours per week on £17.6k, going up to £18.5k after the initial probationary period has been completed
  • Skills training and certificates
  • Help getting a driving license

If this is something that would interest a graduate of your programme, please contact us to arrange a job interview. You can contact our HR department at hr@carpenters-arms.org





To put an opportunity on this page, please email mary@isaac-international.org