We are a Residential Rehabilitation Centre providing treatment to individuals who have substance misuse issues.
We are a CQC registered care home with a CQC rating of Outstanding.
Our 28-bed centre within a Grade two listed building is situated on the seafront in the coastal town of Weston Super Mare, North Somerset.
As an alternative to the 12 step model we promote a self-empowerment programme within a Person-Centred ethos. Each Individual will be supported through a range of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Person-Centred therapies.
Fundamental to all our clinical and therapeutic interventions is client focused Care-Planning, Risk-Management Planning and collaborative working alongside our experienced team of Counsellors, Nurses and Key Workers.
Our Non-Medical-Prescribing (NMP) Nurses facilitate medically monitored detoxes onsite at Sefton Park. Our detoxes are tailored to be client sensitive.
We also provide a variety of alternative therapies including meditation, art activities, rural pursuits and some wilderness therapies. We have cardio vascular exercise machines on site. Our personal trainer attends the centre providing boxercise and cardio vascular exercises.
Our Yoga teacher will guide you through a calming meditation journey.
We take referrals from Self -Funded and Statutory clients. Every individual referred to our centre can expect an individualised assessment and treatment package to meet their needs.
Through Family Support we provide information on addiction and alcoholism as well as answering any questions that families or individual family members may ask.
Please note without explicit permission given by the client we are unable to provide information to the clients’ family.
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, and responsible adult for supervised children’s visits. This can be at the weekend and on week days.
All supervised visits are subject to prior planning and agreement with all agencies involved in the children’s and clients care.
Sunday Visiting and Family Lectures:
We do provide family lectures on a Sunday. The lecture will take place prior to a planned visit on the same day.
Since the Covid pandemic this service has been suspended. We will reintroduce this activity at some point in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Sefton Park is situated on the seafront of the costal 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 establishments and Hotels.
We provide a structured one to one and group therapy aftercare service. Information about this service will be provided on completion of treatment.
Staff host a coffee morning every Monday morning in a local park where ex-residents of Sefton Park can meet, socialise and network.
Through our Relapse Prevention Programme we promote mutual aid networking.
In all instances of a client leaving early they are provided with harm reduction information as part of their discharge procedure.
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 their local community services or to the community services in the area they are returning.
We will also endeavour to arrange an appointment with their care manager or Key Worker in the clients local area.
Resettlement & Aftercare:
At Sefton Park we have a sound resettlement programme. We have strong networks with Supported Housing Providers in the West Country including North Somerset, Somerset, Bath and Bristol.
If a client wants to resettle they will be supported by their Focal Counsellor in navigating the choices available to them. We endeavour to ensure all Supported Housing providers are providing a sound and supportive service.
Male and Female
The outcome of any assessment of a client with complex needs will be based on the individuals 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 have a registered mental health nurse and a registered general nurse. Both are none medical prescribers (NMP).
We 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
We are able to facilitate medically monitored alcohol, opiate and benzodiazepine detoxes at Sefton Park.
For clients with complex medical needs we can arrange a medically managed detox with our close working partners who can provide this service. On completion of detox or stabilisation arrangements will be made for the clients safe transfer to Sefton Park once you have completed your detox.
Sefton Park has the facilities to fully support two individuals who are wheel chair bound.
In addition to this we could fully support two other persons with limited mobility.
We have a lift that will accommodate a wheelchair access not
We have two modern wet room with full disabled facilities'.
Assessment at Sefton Park:
All admissions are subject to assessment.
Most assessments are carried out over Teams and WhatsApp, and phone the assessment will take between 1.5hrs to 2hrs.
At the end of the assessment the counsellor assessing you will answer any questions you may have. Thereafter you will receive an assessment outcome letter which will summarise your assessment and inform you of the assessment outcome.
In the event you have been offered a place at Sefton Park the admissions team will contact you to discuss all matters concerning your admission.
If you are looking to be detoxed at Sefton Park the admissions will also arrange a date time for your medical assessment to be carried out by one of our None Medical Prescribing Nurses.
Our admissions team will guide and support you through our Covid policies and procedures ensuring you have a safe admission.
If you feel you require an outreach assessment please contact the admissions team to discuss this. We will be happy to see if we are able to facilitate your request.
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 individuals 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.
In the event a client decides to self-discharge due or the intervention is withdrawn by Sefton Park. 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.
In the interest of safe guarding and our harm minimization our policy. We aim to ensure that every individual who is subject to an unplanned discharge is discharged to a safe address and provided with harm minimization information.
Under certain circumstances and if it is safe and appropriate to do so. We are open to exploring with individuals options of re-engagement. These are individualized interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, client, and any other agencies involved in the clients care.
More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted.
Sefton Park gathers feedback and information from many avenues of our service. This information is then used to review and improve our Service Quality and our clients' experience.
We gather our information through client feedback questionnaires and feedback sheets and our client service user forum. We facilitate regular staff line management and all counsellors have external supervision.
External clinical supervision is provided to all medical staff. We have a sound Governance policy & procedure. We have external pharmaceutical audits, external health & safety audits, and we are CHAS accredited. We are inspected by the CQC, our last inspection in in 2019 rated us OUTSTANDING for Caring, Responsive and Well Lead. We were rated GOOD for Safe and Effective. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our quality and, therefore, the experience of our clients.
Counselling diploma, Post Graduate Professional studies, Masters, Bachelors in science. EMDR trauma, Addictions therapy dip, NCS accredited Counsellor-counsellor Supervisors, BACP accredited Counsellor.