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PCP Luton

PCP Luton
Last Updated: 08/04/19

Telephone: 01582 730 113

Address: (map)
17-21 Hastings Street, Luton, Berkshire, LU1 5BE



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:      Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 12
Typical length of the second-stage programme 12
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Randomly / On suspicion
Detoxification available
Detox length  
Alcohol: 10 day
Opiates: 14 day
Benzodiazepines: 28 day
Stimulants: 21 day
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement:
Education, training & employment
Female only groups:
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
12-step (inc MM)
CBT/social learning
Therapeutic community
Programme details:
We consider PCP to be a "centre of excellence where some of the country's foremost experts in the Twelve Step way of living guide clients through the Twelve Steps to Recovery in an independent living environment that best supports long term abstinence.

We offer a 12 week detox and rehab combined programme which traditionally has been ‘quasi-residential’ for all stages of the treatment process, but due to the ever changing needs of our clients, we have adapted so that in the ‘stabilisation period’ (detox) clients are on site and supported by a live-in support worker. Once stable service users move onto our more independent living (quasi) model. This way clients get the best of both worlds and still have the opportunity to learn the essential life skills (budgeting, time management, cooking, cleaning etc) they need to succeed in a life without drink and drugs. Clients are expected and taught how to budget their benefits to provide a healthy breakfast and evening meal for themselves.

Service users engage in a very structured, therapy-centred day and are taken through the full 12 steps to recovery. Once therapy at the centre is completed, service users make their way in groups to their ‘Sober Living House’ which for the rehab element is not manned by PCP staff. It is at this time that clients cook their own evening meal (often in a group) and complete any therapeutic assignments they may be working on. Service users then again as a group, go into the community to engage in local fellowship meetings.

We operate in this way so that service users are empowered to ‘take responsibility’ for their behaviours, thoughts and feelings and encouraged to begin to utilise their own support structures to deal with difficult experiences. We aim to enable service users to become fully independent and most service users in our experience are able to and thrive in this environment.
Family support services:
The PCP treatment ethos positively re-enforces the value of family and as such family group therapy and advice and information sessions are provided to all. Weekend day visits are allowed after 4 weeks in treatment and family members may phone the project as and when they feel necessary.
Activities provided for children and families:
Visits are allowed after 4 weeks of treatment and service users are encouraged to start the healing process with families whilst they are in treatment. Service users may take their children out to do 'everyday' family activities whilst on a visit to start to build trust.

Post treatment support:
PCP provides free aftercare for life which consists of one afternoon of group therapy, 1-2-1 counselling and telephone support where required. Service users are encouraged to participate in our ;'peer mentoring' scheme whereby they come back to the centre once or twice a week to help newcomers.

Clients are given the opportunity to volunteer at PCP as a peer support worker if they want to give something back by helping others.
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
Service users are safeguarded in that PCP will arrange safe transport facilities and contact family members/ professionals with the service user's consent.
PCP will also make sure that the service user has a list of meetings to attend in their local area and care managers will be informed of any unplanned discharge. PCP provides overdose awareness and relapse prevention advice to all discharging individuals.
Resettlement / after-care services:
PCP has a secondary treatment stage which helps service users to identify 'next steps' and look at life beyond rehab. PCP has strong links with local education, employment and training organisations to help provide some insight and experience as to how this may work for an individual. PCP has now developed its secondary stage programme to include holistic and trauma specific therapies such as Equine assisted therapy, EMDR, yoga therapy and gym membership. PCP now provides guaranteed 'move-on' accommodation for those that are homeless or wish to relocate and start a new life

Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 2
Group work: 20
Complementary therapies: 2.5
Education: 2.5
Domestic duties: 2.5
Other activities: 15
Other details:
Though the core of our programme is 12 step based, every client also has non step bases 1-2-1 counselling.

Daily Attendance at local fellowship meetings are mandatory
Treatment completion rate (% clients discharged for)
Treatment complete 0 %
Service user transferred 0 %
Treatment incomplete :
   - client dropped out 0 %
   - treatment withdrawn by provider 0 %
Who we treat
Accepted clients Male / Female
Age range of clients 18 - 65
The following are accepted: Couples
Pregnant women
Service users with children
Orders of residence
Clients under Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs)
Clients under other community orders
Criminal Justice referrals: Court reports provided
Accompanied court attendance
Child care options: Children can have day visits
Dual diagnosis clients accepted
How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs:
We do work with service users who have a dual diagnosis and a full psychiatric assessment can be arranged on request. All counselling staff have experience of working with clients who have mental health issues. Preferably service users will be stable on medication and willing to move towards living independently. Suitabiity of our programme will be assesed on an individual basis and a comprehensive care planned risk assessment will guide us through treating such clients.
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
Clients with a record of a violent nature, arson and offences of a sexual nature will all be assesed on an individual basis. Clients with a dual diagnosis will also be assesed for suitability on an individual basis
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies
No current vacancies
Total registered beds: 22
Ensuite rooms: 0
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 5
Single rooms: 17
Female-only beds: 8
Male-only beds: 14
Beds for detox: 6
Detox programme details:
All service users are assessed by our consultant detox Dr. A redcution regime is drawn up and our qualified staff administer medication throughout the day and at night where required. Service users start the rehab element of the programme during detox as it is our experience that engaging the mind and body helps to detract from physical discomfort and craving.
Level of wheelchair access: None
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 0
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Partial
Domestic responsibilities Full
Complementary therapies:
Meditation teachings
Mindfulness workshops
Nutritional Guidance
Art Therapy
Anger Management
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Facilities for worship
Dietry requirements
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: Not yet supplied
Block contracts:
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Secondary programme inclusive of Equine assisted therapy, EMDR, yoga therapy and gym membership, 12 weeks @ £695 per week.

Housing benefit funded supported housing available to service users who complete the programme
Detox additional weekly charge  
Alcohol: Not yet supplied
Opiates: Not yet supplied
Benzodiazepines: Not yet supplied
Stimulants: Not yet supplied
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
If you would like to refer a client the referral process is very simple, just contact a member of the team to discuss the client and we will arrange for a comprehensive assessment of need and risk to take place as soon as appropriate. We would require copies of CCA, funding agreement and medical history (if possible) prior to admission.
Additional admission services:
Prison assessments can be arranged upon request
Telephone assessments can be arranged upon request.
Clients / Key-workers welcome to visit service prior to admission/referral
Discharge policies:
If a client breaks the treatment contract there is a disciplinary procedure. Serious/Ongoing breach of contract could lead to discharge. Use of drugs/ alcohol = Instant discharge

If a client lapses, they will be discharged, but could be immediately relocated to another PCP location, depending on the nature of the incident.
Registration: Supporting people
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS):
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010:
Local Authorities using this project None yet selected
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office: No details supplied
Region: South East
Local Authority area: Bedfordshire County Council
Drug and Alcohol Team: Luton
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: No details supplied
Admission phone: 01582 730 113
Quality initiatives
No details supplied
Staffing - Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)
Clinical: 0
Doctors/psychiatrists: 0
Nurses: 0
Dual-diagnosis workers: 0
General counsellors: 0
Other clinical: 0
Volunteers: 0
Support/non-clinical: 0
Resettlement workers: 0
Children's workers: 0
Service managers: 0
Training/education staff: 0
Other non-clinical: 0
Total FTE paid staff: 0
Staff qualifications:
No details supplied
Night cover: 24-hours
Reviews / videos
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Service user reviews:
No details supplied
Professional reviews:
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