About The Team

Our team here at New Leaf Recovery take great care in guiding patients through their treatment experience. All members of staff are passionate about their work and have first-hand addiction experience themselves. 

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Ros - New Leaf Team

Ros Curtis -  Director

Ros is the Director of New Leaf Recovery and managed the project as supported accommodation since its launch in September 2013. In 2015, Ros became Registered Manager of the new treatment centre, and obtained registration for New Leaf Recovery via the Care Quality Commission. Ros has a degree in Law and Psychology, and had a long career in people management with Cadbury UK. Ros has recently completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Service Development in Health & Social Care.

John Murray - New Leaf Team

John Murray - Service Manager

John is the Service Manager at New Leaf and is responsible for client care and the day to day running of the treatment centre. John trained as a Registered General Nurse and mental health nurse and worked as a CPN in North Birmingham for many years, where he took the lead on supervising and mentoring student nurses. John is currently studying for a Diploma in Addictions Counselling.

Meena - New Leaf Team

Meena Colhoun - Registered Manager

Meena was New Leaf Recovery's very first resident! She then began volunteering in our office, working her way up to Office Manager. Meena is now our Registered Manager and liaison point with the Care Quality Commission. Meena researches, implements and reviews all of New Leaf policies and procedures. Meena has a Business Administration NVQ and is currently studying for her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Service Development in Health & Social Care and a NEBOSH Health & Safety Diploma.


Stuart - New Leaf Recovery Team

Stuart Marsh - Lead Support Worker

Stuart joined New Leaf in June 2016 from Solihull Integrated Addiction Services where he managed a large portfolio of service users. At New Leaf Stuart is responsible for group therapy, key-working sessions and the general support of our clients through rehabilitation and resettlement. Stuart is also our champion around safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Stuart is trained in Auricular Acupuncture which can help ease our clients withdrawal symptoms, stress or anxiety.

Rachel Rose - New Leaf Team

Rachel Rose - Support Worker

Rachel joined New Leaf as a Peer Mentor, providing support to her peers in recovery. Whilst volunteering at New Leaf, Rachel trained as a Support Worker and is currently studying for her Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care. Rachel's background is in personal care as well as understanding addiction. At New Leaf, Rachel is responsible for group therapy, key-working and the general support of our clients through resettlement and reintegration.

Colin Scott - New Leaf Team

Colin Scott - Support Worker

Colin started at New Leaf as a voluntary Peer Mentor, sharing his wealth of experience of substance addiction with our residents. Colin soon became a Recovery Worker, facilitating groups and working on a one to one basis with clients in treatment. He is now a trained Support Worker and key-works his own portfolio of clients. Colin is completing his Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

Sian - New Leaf Recovery Team

Sian Amos - Support Worker

Siân is currently completing her BSc in psychology and came to New Leaf for her placement year. She progressed to the role of Recovery Worker and is now a full-time member of the support team. Siân uses both her knowledge from her academic studies and own experiences of addiction within her family to support our clients and their loved ones.

Dr Bashir - New Leaf Team

Dr Bashir - GP - MB BCH MRCGP

Dr Bashir has over 15 years of clinical experience. He works as a GP and his specialism is in drug and alcohol misuse. He works closely with the staff at New Leaf to provide medical input and advice from the beginning to the end of the clients residential stay.

Denise Alltree - New Leaf Team

Denise Alltree - Chef

Denise has been a cook for over 32 years within the care industry and gained extensive experience in this field. Denise attended college for 2 years and gained professional qualifications to further her skills. Denise is qualified in advanced food hygiene, health and safety and first aid. Denise enjoys creating homemade, fresh, nutritious meals to suit the resident's needs. Her passion is baking and New Leaf residents love her homemade scones with jam and fresh cream!

Our Complete Recovery Journey - from your initial enquiry, all the way through treatment and beyond into education, work, resettlement into the community and re-engaging with family, New Leaf are there to guide and support you

New Leaf offer a complete journey of treatment - from detoxification and rehabilitation all the way through to aftercare, family support and beyond into long term recovery

Getting the right accommodation enables us to provide the right backdrop for our recovery methods.  Any form of rehabilitation needs to happen in a safe, comfortable, secure and friendly environment.


“I’m so glad I chose New Leaf to start my recovery journey. There was no mollycoddling; they were direct and straight talking but caring – exactly what I needed”

Aled, 30

“Listening to others share their experiences at New Leaf gives you hope – you realise you are not alone and you can change your life with the support of others – it’s never too late”

Karen, 49