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Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel
Last Updated: 27/04/20

Telephone: 0208 769 7674

Address: (map)
12 Aldrington Road, Streatham, Inner London, SW16 1TH



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:   No    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: Eclectic/integrated
12-step (inc MM)
CBT/social learning
Therapeutic community
Programme details:
Mount Carmel has over 30 years’ experience of providing abstinence-based 12-step treatment for individuals seeking recovery from alcoholism. Clients may have other issues to, such as drug taking, but all have alcohol as their primary addiction. We are an 18-bed facility with all clients having their own room. We also offer a day programme.
Our structured 3 and 6-month programmes consist of intensive group therapy and one-to-one counselling sessions. Also included are specific groups for life skills, gender, food, complementary therapy such as yoga and meditation and all clients have an individualised care plan devised with their keyworker. Weekly house meetings underpin the smooth running of the house and enable clients to develop the skills of communal living.
On completion of treatment we offer FREE aftercare for life and this consists of a structured programme agreed by the client and their keyworker. We hold 2 aftercare groups a month, one-to-one sessions are available and we organise regular social events.
We also have shared temporary move-on accommodation for those needing further support before living independently in the community.
Family support services:
Support Groups twice a month
Partner/family sessions.
Activities provided for children and families:
Support Groups twice a month
Post treatment support:
Free Aftercare for Life
Management groups
Aftercare groups
Facilities including laundry equipment, computers
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
No details supplied
Resettlement / after-care services:
Aftercare is an integral part of the treatment programme. This is the treatment and ongoing support clients receive. On successful completion of the programme we offer the following for FREE:

Management groups
Aftercare groups
Events ie reunions, barbeques, theatre, quiz nights
Attendance for complementary therapies
Laundry facilities
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 3
Group work: 33
Complementary therapies: 5
Education: 3
Domestic duties: 7
Other activities: 7
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 - 99
The following are accepted: Pregnant women
Service users with children
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:
Multi-Disciplinary team including two Registered Mental Nurses
Joint Working with GPs regarding client care
Individual Risk Assessments, Risk Plans, Care Plans, continuously updated as required
Working closely with Care Managers / Coordinators
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
No details supplied
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies : Please note this project runs a bed waiting list, please call the project for more details.
Number of Beds Registration Room
Detox Disabled
Gender Contract
9 Alcohol (A) Single No None Both N/A
Total registered beds: 18
Ensuite rooms: 0
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 0
Single rooms: 18
Female-only beds: 0
Male-only beds: 0
Beds for detox: 0
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 Partial
Domestic responsibilities Full
Complementary therapies:
Auricular Acupuncture
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:
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Clients can either be referred by a community alcohol team/care manager or another professional. Or they can refer themselves.
An assessment can be done on the premises or over the telephone and lasts approximately 45 minutes – 1hour. If the client is alcohol-free they can have a tour of the house and meet with the clients.
Admission dates depend on vacancies and funding. If clients require a detox then we will attempt a seamless admission to Mount Carmel straight from detox.
Depending on circumstances, the admission procedure can vary in length but throughout, the experienced staff team ensure the client feels welcome.
Clients will be appointed a peer supporter on admission in order to orientate them to Mount Carmel.
Residents will register with our GP.
Additional admission services:
Mount Carmel will carry out assessments by telephone or by visiting a detox unit/hospital. Although we prefer for clients to visit us in order to experience the environment and meet fellow clients.
Discharge policies:
Clients will be discharged for the following:

Violence towards staff or peers & drug and alcohol use.
Registration: Care home providing nursing
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: London
Local Authority area: Wandsworth
Drug and Alcohol Team: No details supplied
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: 0208 769 7674
Admission phone: 0208 769 7674
Quality initiatives
Registered with the Care Quality Commission
Regular internal and external training
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: On-call
Reviews / videos
Not available
Service user reviews:
“Mount Carmel is the Oxford and Cambridge of treatment centres.”
“I’ve learned to separate the reality from the fantasy. I realise now where my responsibilities.”
“The treatment enabled me to accept my alcoholism and overcome the denial.”
“It changed my life.”
“I have discovered my capabilities and potential through my stay at Mount Carmel. I now know my rights and I communicate my needs assertively.”
Professional reviews:
“Mount Carmel provides excellent support.”
“The aftercare is fantastic and is so important for the clients.”
“Mount Carmel has such a good reputation”
“It is a unique place with a healthy family atmosphere and so welcoming.”

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