MEET THE TEAM
Our founder and benefactor, local businessman Clive Kennedy, is an energetic and passionate individual with a desire to create change. Clive’s enthusiasm and understanding comes from his personal journey in overcoming addiction. Drugs and alcohol were slowly destroying his family life and his personal and business relationships. Clive is an example of how help and support from other recovered addicts can produce positive results – he now runs a successful business in Ayrshire, has a young family, and has recently married his long-term partner. Without the support he received during his rehabilitation none of this would have been possible and this is what motivates him to invest his time and finances into Harbour (Ayrshire), helping to generate opportunities for people seeking pathways into recovery.
Our project Manager, Eddie Gorman, has 10 years’ experience in the field, working for innovative organisations such as the Violence Reduction Unit as a Senior Mentor in their award-winning employability project ‘Street & Arrow’. He was a Regional Supervisor with Medics Against Violence’s ‘Navigator’- a hospital-based intervention project supporting people presenting to A&E with drug/alcohol related issues. He has also worked as a recovery practitioner in ‘Abbycare’, one of Scotland’s flagship residential rehabilitation centres treating alcohol and drug addiction. Complimenting his professional experience, Eddie is in long-term recovery from addiction himself and is passionate about the work that Harbour does.
Our Volunteer Coordinator, Vicki Borland, has a wealth of management experience, working previously as an Award-Winning Branch Manager within a local Ayrshire Property Company. Vicki is very passionate about helping others, so much so that she embarked on a new career path in the health & social care sector as a Mental Health & Well-being Practitioner within the Distress Brief Intervention Team for the Penumbra Mental Health Organisation. She has lived experience of addiction & has used her understanding & empathy within her volunteer role as THRIVE women’s group facilitator, empowering & encouraging our women who attend to know that change is possible. Vicki is married & is mother to a teenage son and 3 teenage stepdaughters.
Our Recovery Practitioner, Stacey McCall, has gained credible experience in the recovery field, beginning her journey in the health & social care sector as a Peer Worker for the Sky Project in East Ayrshire which led to her position as a Peer Practitioner for renowned Rehabilitation Centre Turnaround treating alcohol & drug addiction. Stacey was also a navigator with medics against violence – a hospital-based intervention project supporting people presenting at A&E with addiction related issues. She has combined her own lived experience with addiction and her passion for helping others within her Volunteer role at THRIVE women’s groups, providing our women with emotional support both in the group and out in the wider community. Stacey is a mother to a teenage son and understands and has compassion for the many parents and kids affected by addiction.
Our Recovery Practitioner, Robert Hamilton, has a successful background in construction, working his way up from a groundworker into a management position. Robert received support from Harbour’s Buddy Service during his recovery from long-term alcohol use and now sees his journey as something that can benefit others currently experiencing addiction. He became a Group Facilitator at our MOT Peer Support Groups and has subsequently turned full circle, becoming a Harbour Buddy himself, embodying the Harbour philosophy that ‘change is possible’.
6 Miller Road
Ayr KA7 2AY