Sefton Park Rehab

Telephone

01934 626 371

Address

10 Royal Crescent

Somerset

BS23 2AX

England

CQC overall rating

Outstanding

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Eclectic/integrated

CBT/social learning

Therapeutic community

Sefton Park is a therapeutic community that provides an integrative programme to its clients, who are seeking an alternative to the 12 Step Model. All our interventions are individualized/Person Centred in approach. We believe that every individual has the right to care and respect, autonomy and the choice to change the way they live. We believe that individuals should also treat others with care and respect, allow others the right to autonomy and the choice to change, whilst being accountable and responsible for their own actions. The therapeutic community provides both support and challenge to each member of the group. Those in the latter stages of their treatment acting as role models and mentors to the newer members. We are a mixed sex community that reflect many of the challenges of any community of people living closely together. To enable female residents to feel safer and more secure, we have a women only floor on the upper storey of the house with their own sleeping and bathing facilities, which can only be accessed by use of a coded door. We work under the ethos that addiction /alcoholism is an illness of attitudes & behaviours so there is a strong cognitive behavioural element to our therapy. Sefton Park gives clients chance to understand their addiction, underlying triggers/traumas, and the impact their addiction has on themselves and others. In addition, clients learn how to manage their emotions, challenge irrational beliefs and thought processes, build new healthy attitudes. We have a range of groups: Gender. Diary.0-15 presentation gives the opportunity to reflect on childhood experiences, learnt attitudes.15+ presentation focuses on the impact of addiction/alcoholism including relationship with cycle of offending. Educational workshops (emotional/rational functioning). Mini-Groups. Relapse Prevention. Therapeutic assignments are given to clients dependent upon their personal struggles, areas requiring change, or blocks to recovery. Care planning is fundamental to all our interventions. The Discovery Programme runs on Wednesdays for the first 8-10 weeks and is aimed to help everyone release their potential through experience in the natural environment. Activities include caving, high ropes, gorge walking, conservation work, orienteering, Manual Handling and First Aid recognised training. Although initially there can be limitations due to physical health/mobility service users notably improve on completion in many ways. The focus is on building confidence, team building, risk taking, problem solving, and supporting others. Clients transfer to the Prep4Life; the purpose of which is to prepare clients for the transition back into the community; this includes a planned Activity Day each week to engage in; retraining/college courses, volunteer work, engaging with external support networks (mutual aid groups).Relapse Prevention.
Family support Through Family Therapy and support we will provide information on addiction and alcoholism as well as answering any questions that families or individual family members may ask. We will also provide a safe and confidential environment for families to off load their experiences of living with a family member whilst in active addiction or alcoholism. Family therapy and support is free can be accessed on Saturdays. All the family have to do is call Sefton Park during the week between 9am and 5pm to inform us that you wish to access the service. Arrangements will then be made. Family conferences We also provide family conferences for the client and his or her family members. This requires some preparation and has to be facilitated during the week so the appropriate level of support can be provided by our staff. Family & Children’s Services Some clients who come in to treatment have family and children’s services involved in support of the family’s needs. We will facilitate alongside social services, family, foster carers, chaperons supervised children’s visits. This can be at weekend and week days with prior planning and agreement with all agencies involved in the children’s and clients care. Confidentiality Without explicit permission given by the client we are unable to provide information to the clients’ family during any visits or engagement with family therapy and support on any matters in relation to the client.
Sefton Park is situated on the seafront of the seaside town of Weston Super Mare. There are many facilities and activities for the family and children to enjoy whilst visiting their family member. If a family wanted to stay over the weekend, they could stay in one the many Local bed & Breakfast hotels.
Resettlement & Aftercare At Sefton Park we have a dedicated Resettlement & Aftercare worker who supports clients with resettlement and aftercare. We have networks with supported housing providers in the West Country including Somerset, Bath, and Bristol. We also have networks in London. Our aftercare service is provided through one to one aftercare sessions and an aftercare group that runs fortnightly. For clients who are unable to attend one to one or group aftercare at Sefton Park arrangements can be made for aftercare to be facilitated via Skype/Phone. We also offer respite intervention for those who may find themselves in need of a robust and supported intervention after completion. All our aftercare services are free of charge. Relapse Prevention - Within our aftercare service we tailor support needs as identified by the client. We promote personal growth, total abstinence and working towards fulfilling lives. There is an educational/coaching element to the service: Sign posting clients to specialist services Coaching with DWP/housing issues We have government backed Health Trainers come in and facilitate aftercare groups on healthy living, Shopping on a low budget, and becoming more active.
All clients are provided with harm reduction information as part of their discharge procedure. They also take with them their relapse prevention programme that they worked through as part of their treatment process. If a clients treatment episode is ending prematurely due to intervention withdrawal or self discharge we will ensure that the client has a safe address to go to. The clients co-operation is paramount to achieving this. In addition to harm reduction information we will also sign post them to tier three services locally or to the area they are returning. We will also endeavour to arrange an appointment with their care manager or key working in the clients local area.
All clients are provided with harm reduction information as part of their discharge procedure. They also take with them their relapse prevention programme that they worked through as part of their treatment process. If a clients treatment episode is ending prematurely due to intervention withdrawal or self discharge we will ensure that the client has a safe address to go to. The clients co-operation is paramount to achieving this. In addition to harm reduction information we will also sign post them to tier three services locally or to the area they are returning. We will also endeavour to arrange an appointment with their care manager or key working in the clients local area.
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Leisure Activities We hold an account with a local Gym for clients to access. Clients can also access the local Leisure through the go for life scheme. We have six mountain bikes for the clients to use for exercise social activities. We had our first wilderness therapy outing with another external provider in early 2013. As a result of that we are exploring the benefits of wilderness therapies being provided at regular intervals throughout the year.

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The outcome of any assessment of a client with complex needs will be based on individual merits and Sefton Parks ability to meet the needs of the client. Once it has been established that we are able to meet the needs of the client only then will a placement be offered. Once admitted the client will enter the programme. The flexibility of the programmes structure allows us to personalise all interventions. We have support from a local GP service in meeting the physical and medical needs of the client; we also work closely with care mangers and funding bodies to ensure the best possible support and outcome. Should a client go into crises we will engage the local community liaison team in support of the client’s needs.
*Clients with acute mental health problems *Client who are not free from Alcohol & Drugs
We are able to to carry opiate and Benzodiazepine detoxes at Sefton Park. For alcohol or clients who have more physical complexity we can make all arrangements for detox along side other detox centres that we work with. We will stay in touch with whilst in detox centre and arrange your return to Sefton Park once you have completed your detox or stabilisation.

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Sefton Park has the facilities: To fully support one individual who is wheel chair bound. In addition to this we could fully support one other person with limited mobility. We have a lift that will accommodate a wheel chair not exceeding 60cm We have a wet room that has been designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
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Assessment at Sefton Park All admissions are subject to assessment. All clients are encouraged to attend Sefton Park to have an assessment. You will be with us for around 2hrs. During this period the assessment will be carried out. You will be invited to have lunch with the current residents. After a cup of tea and a cigarette if you smoke one of the residents will show you around the centre. At the end of the assessment the counsellor assessing you will answer any questions you may have. As long as there are no extenuating circumstances that need to be clarified most Individuals will be given the assessment outcome before Leaving. Outreach Assessment We also acknowledge that there can be circumstances that prevent clients from attending an assessment at Sefton Park. Therefore we can carry out an outreach assessment. Please contact the office and speak with Jamie B or Del to make arrangements.
Assessment at Sefton Park All admissions are subject to assessment. All clients are encouraged to attend Sefton Park to have an assessment. You will be with us for around 2hrs. During this period the assessment will be carried out. You will be invited to have lunch with the current residents. After a cup of tea and a cigarette if you smoke one of the residents will show you around the centre. At the end of the assessment the counsellor assessing you will answer any questions you may have. As long as there are no extenuating circumstances that need to be clarified most Individuals will be given the assessment outcome before Leaving. Outreach Assessment We also acknowledge that there can be circumstances that prevent clients from attending an assessment at Sefton Park. Therefore we can carry out an outreach assessment. Please contact the office and speak with Jamie B or Del to make arrangements.
Immediate Discharge (within 24hrs) Any client/s found to have brought drugs or alcohol (including undisclosed prescription medications) onto the premises, using them, providing them to others, or encouraging others to use them will be subject to Discharge. As long as it is appropriate to do so and with the clients cooperation we will hold them for a period of 24hrs in the aim of discharging them to a safe address. It is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately and keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information. Unplanned Discharge In the event a service user is subject to an unplanned discharge due to the service user’s own decision or the decision of Sefton Park to withdraw the intervention. It is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately and keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information. Safe Guarding In the interest of safe guarding and harm minimization our policy we aim to ensure that every individual who is subject to an unplanned discharge is discharged to safe address and provided with harm minimization information. Individualized Interventions/Re-engagement Under certain circumstances re-engagement options can be explored and put in place. These are individualized interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, service user, other agencies involved in the service user’s care and Sefton Park. More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted.
Rehabilitation
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Therapeutic Programme Most recently we have reviewed our therapeutic programme and made some changes that we believe has enhanced the interventions that we provide. We are currently reviewing our family support Programme. Building & environment We are currently nearing the end of our building refurbishment programme. This included the building of a new utility room, new smoke room, and internal fire escape. The installation of new windows and doors. The installation of new infrastructure that supports greater water supply, and a more efficient central heating system that is supported by Solar panels on the roof. All of the above works have freed up the whole of the basement that will afford us a second group room and two extra one to one rooms and an alternative therapies room. Work on this area is due to begin late 2013 early 2014. Part of this building programme has allowed us to engage individuals with mobility problems.

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Sefton Park Rehab - BS232AX