Project Ahryzen (2017-2019)

BAC-IN and Lankelly Chase have been working together for over a year to establish a shared vision for a longer-term partnership.

In 2017, BAC-IN is launching the new and innovative Project Ahryzen in partnership with Lankelly Chase, supported by Sheffield Hallam University to establish a ‘new paradigm’ for services for BAME people facing multiple disadvantage at individual, family and community level in Nottingham. 

Project Ahryzen aims to explore through the authentic voice of lived experience the lives of BAC-IN peers, hidden experiences of disadvantage and the development of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.

Project Ahryzen offers a range of action oriented services including counselling, peer mentoring and recovery coaching to support individuals who are experiencing substance misuse issues and related multiple disadvantage.  The project also provides support for families and will be working with disadvantaged communities delivering a transformative recovery programme and related services designed to:

  • Help individuals move from dependence to interdependence;
  • Support families to understand and contribute to the recovery of their loved ones.
  • Engage, support and empower communities towards getting their voices heard and bringing about system change.

Project Ahryzen is based at Huntingdon House in the centre of Nottingham and will offer services across the City of Nottingham.

BAC-IN Partners

Lankelly Chase is a charitable foundation seeking to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. We commission, co-design and grant fund a variety of practice, policy and research programmes which help us in this mission and help to tell us how change really happens for people living difficult lives at the margins of society.

Sheffield Hallam University - Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) is a leading UK policy research centre, which seeks to understand the impact of social and economic disadvantage on places and people, and assess critically the policies and interventions targeted at these issues.


Ahryzen has dual meaning 'arising' and 'horizon' which describes a journey of self-discovery.  A journey of awakening from the struggle of addiction, embracing new beginnings and manifesting a quality of life through the application of transformative recovery. The word Ahryzen is derived from a concept of the following key elements: 'Ah’ is the primordial sound connected to the human heart and to the law of manifesting).  The word ‘ryz’ is (to rise, to move from low to high).  The word ‘Zen’ is (meditative state, to see, to observe, to look).

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