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Turning Point

Turning Point
Last Updated: 30/01/20

Telephone: 0161 827 8588

Address: (map)
Thompson Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5FY



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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: Regularly
Detoxification available No
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement:
Education, training & employment
Female only groups: No
Philosophy/programme of care: CBT/social learning
Programme details:
The Smithfield Service is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre and has been delivering inpatient detoxifications since 1993. Smithfield is a 22 bed unit providing 24 hours nurse-led care. There is fast access to GP support and on-call service. This is the first step of your journey to abstinent recovery.
What we do

Smithfield service provides a range of detoxification options in a clinically safe, substance misuse environment.

Alcohol Detox:

7 night medical and psychological managed detoxification
3-4 night medically managed "kick start" detoxification (to be continued in the community)

Drug Detox:

7 night kick stop buprenorphine conversion (continued within a community programme)
14 night methadone stabilisation or titration
14 night stimulant respite for amphetamine, cocaine and crack users
14 night heroin detoxification, symptomatic lofexadine relief
14-21 night methadone, Buprenorphine and opiate detox; this includes prescription medication.
28 night combination detoxification including Benzodiazepine

Who we can support

We support both men and women who have an alcohol and/or drug dependence who require in-patient care and support. We accept a wide range of service users including:

Schedule 1 Offenders
Chaotic service users with complex needs
Service users with pre-existing diagnosed mental health conditions

We also offer support to their families, friends and carers.
What we offer

Smithfield Detoxification service and Turning Point’s Rehabilitation services, offer a full package of care and will take responsibility for service user's transition between detox and rehab.

24-hour a day nursing, and medical care with a leading consultant six days a week
Alcohol, heroin, methadone / buprenorphine, or stimulant detoxification programmes
Comprehensive link node mapping group programme (Include a PDF of the groups)
Access to local NA groups in the local community
Peer and family support groups / mentorship
Two group sessions a day based on mapping
One to one key working sessions are twice a week with up to five sessions for a 28 night stay

Facilities at our service include:

2 TV lounges
1 quiet lounge
Art room
Communal garden
Laundry facilities
Dining area
Daily visiting
TV access in rooms
SMART Recovery facilitation on site

The focus o our group programme and key working sessions are around preparation for when you leave treatment. Additional activities include auricular acuputure, smoking cessation support, art groups and social activities (including film and quiz nights). Peer support and mutual aid groups meet in the building. We are also happy to accompany you to external mutual aid groups.

Family support services:
Smithfield projec takes a person centred approach to each clients support needs and family support is built into the support plan - subject to the clients agreement.
Activities provided for children and families:
Children of residents are encouraged to visit their parents at the project. However, outside activities, e.g. zoo visits, are encouraged. No specific activities or facilities for children are available.
Post treatment support:
Chester Rehab works closely with post treatment providers to ensure an effective and smooth transfer to the service
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
No details supplied
Resettlement / after-care services:
Chester Rehab offers a six weeks after care package on successful completion of the main programme. In addition the service offers a range of aftercare packages that can be tailored to meet the cleints aftercare needs.
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 2
Group work: 12
Complementary therapies: 1
Education: 0
Domestic duties: 0
Other activities: 6
Other details:
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
Clients under Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs)
Clients under other community orders
Criminal Justice referrals: None yet selected
Child care options: Children can have day visits
Dual diagnosis clients accepted
How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs:
Before admission, referrers are requested to refer clients to the local mental health team, CPNS, psychiatrist and remain involved in CPA.
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
Smithfield Project will exclude residents who:
*have severe mental health problems
*are wheelchair users
*have a history of violence unrelated to drug/alcohol use
*have a history of arson
*are Schedule 1 offenders, if they are identified as high risk through risk assessment.
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies
Number of Beds Registration Room
Detox Disabled
Gender Contract
11 Drug/alcohol (D/A) Single Yes Limited Both N/A
Total registered beds: 22
Ensuite rooms: 0
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 0
Single rooms: 22
Female-only beds: 0
Male-only beds: 0
Beds for detox: 22
Detox programme details:
No details supplied
Level of wheelchair access: Limited
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 0
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Full
Domestic responsibilities None
Complementary therapies:
Auricular Acupuncture
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Dietry requirements
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: Not yet supplied
Block contracts:
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Appointments for assessments are generally to be booked in for between 11am and 3pm during working week Monday to Friday
The assessment takes an hour to complete, unless the client has complex needs. The assessment allows staff to identify with potential clients the areas they need support with in as well as establishing if any wider support needs would require any onward referrals.
Additional admission services:
Turning Point operates in a person centred manner and looks at the needs and risk assessment of the client
Discharge policies:
On admission each client has a early discharge plan agreed, which ensures that a action plan is in place should the client need to discharge themselves or be discharged at short notice.

Discharge plans are agreed with referring partners/agencies to ensure a safe transiition where early discharge occurs
Registration: Care home only
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:
Region: North West
Local Authority area: Manchester
Drug and Alcohol Team: Manchester
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: No details supplied
Admission phone: No details supplied
Quality initiatives
Chester Rehabs commpliance/qaulity of services is meansured against two frameworks, which are as follows:

CQC standards - the service is fully registered with CQC, with the most recent inspection being on the 11th of July 2011 - copies can be accessed from the CQC website.

Internal Quality Audit Tool - Chester Rehab undertakes a full assessment of all core standard, provisionally core standards are assessed and monitored by the service manager. Standards are then externally monitored with 4 yearly visits to monitor service quality.

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:
Service Manager – RMA NVQ4 Health & Social Care
Team Leader – NVQ4 Health & Social Care
Project Worker – NVQ3 Health & Social Care
Night cover: On-call
Reviews / videos
Not available
Service user reviews:
Please watch a film of our service
Professional reviews:
A full CQC inspection was carried out on the 11th of July 2011, under the current assessment framework we were assessed as meeting all standards/complaints. This is the highest standard services can reach/be assessed against.

The service has been put forward for a mark of excellence and copies of the report can be accessed on the CQC website.

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