Our programme follows an integrative therapeutic
approach targeting addiction and co-morbidities. Our
innovative approach is based on the latest research in
addiction, neurosciences, anthropology and psychology,
looking at the mind, body and environment including
relapse prevention, MI, CBT, DBT, systemic approaches
and trauma work. including relapse prevention, MI, CBT, DBT, systemic approaches and trauma work.
In addition, our programme includes:
Movement and Nutrition - psychoeducation and physical
training techniques to benefit from the behavioural and
neurobiological benefits of physical exercise, as well as to boost coping skills, resilience, body confidence, and
Environment - Lifestyle and behavioural changes, building connections with self, others, and the environment and community around us.
Family integration, dynamics and connection -
Connection with recovery community, mutual aid groups
and 12 step programme
We provide those that require family support/intervention sessions which include both the client and family which can consist of mediation, communication skills, boundaries and building and maintaining healthy relationships and also onward referrals to local support services available to families.
Once a client is due to complete treatment, they will have two options available to them. They can return home with an in-depth robust move on risk assessment, one transitional 1:1 support session to ease the transition back into independent living and have access to our weekly community aftercare support group for 6
months and receive signposting to local services or other
The second option will be to stay on with ourselves to
receive supported aftercare and would move into one
of our same sex aftercare properties where clients will
continue their aftercare package. Clients can reside
within this stage for up to 12 months + depending on
needs and progress. During this stage clients will live in a ‘sober living’ house with others in addiction recovery,
have an 11pm curfew, continue with their 1:1 support
sessions, attend a weekly house group and access the
community support group as mandatory. Clients can request to stay out overnight two nights per week however, this is not an entitlement and is highly risk managed.
During this time, clients will be encouraged to either find voluntary work or further education courses to upskill yourself, we promote a pro-active approach to early recovery.
At this point we will also offer further referrals to our partner
counselling services to address any underlying trauma
which may not have been picked up with our assistant
psychologists during the initial treatment period. We also
work alongside WAITS and ANAWIM who primarily deal
with females who have a history of domestic violence.
Clients will have a revised bespoke care plan and risk
assessment and will have to maintain abstinent based
recovery and we suggest a minimum of three mutual aid
meetings per week or other similar support service. Clients can remain within our service for up to 2 years should a person decide to complete each additional stage to give themselves the best possible chance at achieving long-term recovery and a slow and steady return to independent living.
Any client who decides to leave the programme early is offered a robust exit support plan, in-depth risk assessment to ease the transition to return to independent living.
All clients receive harm reduction advice and will be contacted by a member of the team within seven days after exit.
We offer all clients the option to utilise our supported aftercare properties where client's can continue their recovery for anything up to 24 months depending on needs and progress.
Male and Female
Support staff have been trained to deal with these needs. We have a team led by a counselling psychologist who specialises in addiction, mental health and trauma.
Schedule one offenders
Severe/current high mental health needs would be investigated prior to any decision on admission being offered.
Any violent crimes would be investigated prior to any decision on admission being offered.
All assessments are conducted via in-person, telephone and online video conferencing.
Managers are qualified to L5 Heath and Social Care. Support Workers qualified to L3 Heath and Social Care. Counsellors are registered and accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Infection prevention and control/COSHH
Equality, diversity and Inclusion
Safeguarding of Vulnerable adults
Mental Heath awareness
Safe handling of medication
Administration of Controlled drugs/Naloxone training
Basic clinical Observations
Suicide self-harm and rescue from ligature
Alcohol abuse and seizures