Karl Finn

Recovery Worker

Qualifications and experience

Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care. I work full time in a supported housing service in Southend, and part time at The Lighthouse. In the past 2 years I have worked hard to gain professional experience in working with those affected by addiction.

Working with addiction

I am extremely passionate about working in addiction due to my own personal history. I spent many years in active addiction not knowing about recovery and feeling hopeless. I understand what it feels like to be in treatment and use my own personal experiences to empower and support the clients.

Working at the lighthouse

I began my own recovery journey in The Lighthouse. I have been a member of the team for over 2 years ,and I can honestly say that The Lighthouse team are fantastic. Collectively we understand the recovery journey, the difficulties, both the clients and families are going through. Because of this we are able to offer support and encouragement. The Lighthouse is a really special place where miracles happen. I know this because I am one of them!

Hobbies and interests

I am an active member of the Essex recovery community. I also enjoy spending time with my loved ones. Personal fitness has been a really important aspect of my recovery, and I enjoy going to the gym.