Last Saturday our colleague and friend, Cliff Iffland, who has worked at BHT’s Recovery Project for the last ten years and before that, from 1997, in one of our care homes, passed away. Cliff was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in late March and has been hospitalised since early April. He was transferred to the wonderful Martlets Hospice on Tuesday where he died peacefully with his family and close friends around him.
It was my privilege to have known Cliff for almost 20 years. He has always been held in the highest esteem by colleagues and clients alike for his integrity and his therapeutic skills, in particular in his commitment to working with people with a dual diagnosis. His work with clients was life changing for many individuals, and there are many people in recovery whose lives are still healthy and fulfilling because of working with him.
This has been a terrible blow to everyone who knew Cliff, particularly family, friends, and clients and colleagues in our Addiction Services.