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 Recovery Team Service Manager

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.

New Leaf Recovery Office Manager Emma Chatfield

Emma Chatfield - Office Manager

Emma has brought a comprehensive background of administrative and human resources qualifications and experience to the team. She identifies, organises and, often, delivers the necessary staff training to ensure our skill base and mix is current and inline with client needs and CQC requirements. Emma has a particular focus on helping other women find the support they need to recover.


Ian Rixon New Leaf Recovery Support Worker

Ian Rixon - Support Worker

Ian joined the service as a volunteer 18 months ago and has progressed to become a full time support worker. He has profound knowledge, experience and understanding of both addiction and recovery. He specialises in group facilitation and has keen interest in acupuncture. He is originally from Kent and supports West Ham.

New Leaf Recovery Team Support Worker Lovinder Barn

Lovinder Barn - Support Worker

Lovinder is now in her thirteenth year of sobriety and has an impressive knowledge of the AA Big Book, which she uses to support her many sponsees. She says: ‘I get great reward in bringing my personal journey in helping people move from active addiction into recovery and freedom. New Leaf has enabled me channel my passionate clients, through the program of groups, individual work to aftercare.’

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.

Yvonne Rawlings New Leaf Recovery Chef

Yvonne Rawlings - Chef

Yvonne is a fully qualified chef and has built an impressive portfolio in the public and private sectors over many years. Nutrition is an important part of recovery and Yvonne will discuss, assess and cater for each persons individual needs, including specific health and cultural requirements.

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