The programme aims to encourage and endorse abstinence during the residential stay through a structured programme of group activities. The philosophy and approach, although eclectic, is based on a therapeutic communities model, cognitive behavioural principles and motivational interviewing techniques. There is an emphasis on shared responsibility by peers and group workers. The programme includes Social And Behavioural Network Therapy, where we work with the client and their support network.
The programme includes some Social and Behavioural Network Therapy. The clients' support networks are invited to attend 'network events' where issues regarding the rehabiltiation programme, the clients' individual programme and aftercare needs are addressed. In addition, the support networks are supported at these events, and links with other forms of support for families and carers are established.
Rehabilitation visitor hours are Friday from 6.30pm-9pm; weekends 2pm-9pm at weekends. Detoxification visitor hours are arranged on a case-by case basis.
The facilities for visitors are limited. We discourage children from visiting the service due to the nature of the service and limited facilities. We will discuss any individual needs around visitors.
The service provides a weekly support meeting for clients who have completed the rehabilitation programme. 'In Touch' operates online on a weekly basis by invitation only, and face-to-face on Mondays from 1 pm. Clients from the Leeds area are re-integrated to the community-base aftercare services provided by Forward Leeds. This includes prescribing, recovery and peer support services. Clients on the detoxification programme are supported to access recovery services. Relapse Prevention medication prescribing is discussed with clients on the detoxification programme, with an option to commence this medication before discharge and co-ordination with community prescribers for the prescribing to continue post-detox.
Rehabilitation clients are given wide access to community-based recovery support services that they can link into post-rehabilitation. Clients are expected to arrange a minimum level of post-treatment support as part of their discharge plans.
For clients with housing-related problems, specialist housing support can be made available to assist the transition to independent living.
Relapse prevention sessions are provided as a part of the programme. Management plans are created with clients with reference as to what to do in the event of them leaving the programme early. We assist all rehab clients in writing a 'letter to self' in the first week of the programme. The letter is self-penned by the client and is only to be opened by them at the point of potentially dropping out of the programme and is designed to make them think again about leaving the programme. Referral to community support services is always made available.
Detoxification: Liaison and referral to community support services, including prescribing of relapse prevention medication.
Rehabilitation: Some of our clients are homeless or experiencing tenancy difficulties at the point of admission to the service. The service provides assessment of accommodation need, referral to appropriate housing provider and support through the process of resettlement. The service well-established links with several housing providers.
Clients from the Leeds area are able to access specialist housing support workers who can assist in the rehousing of clients
The service has links with education providers in the region, providing opportunities for clients to access training and guidance across a range of learning areas. This aspect of the programme is tailored to individual needs.
Male and Female
The project is staffed 24 hours with registered nurses. The assessment for admission will determine whether the services the project provides can meet the individual's needs, depending on the symptoms and diagnosis.
As an alcohol-only service, clients with co-dependency issues are excluded. The service would assess risk issues, such as history of violence and arson, in determining admission.
The service is commissioned by the Leeds Local Authority. At present, we are only able to accept referrals from Forward Leeds, the community substance use service, for people who live in the Leeds Local Authority Area.
We provide a prescribed withdrawal regime of Chlordiazepoxide. This can be substituted with Lorazepam, if necessary. The eligibility criteria includes: Alcohol is the primary substance misused
Other illicit drug use is non-dependent
Absence of acute physical and/or mental health symptoms, which would prevent safe detoxification Community detoxification option assessed as not suitable
Clients stable on Opiate Substitution Treatment programmes can be referred for the alcohol detoxification programme. The service would maintain the client on OST whilst detoxifying them from alcohol. Referrals are accepted as part of a wider treatment plan, which may or may not include residential rehabilitation.
Bedrooms for detoxification are wheelchair accessible, with additional bathroom and toilet accessible features
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Currently, the service is only able to accept referral for either detoxification or rehabilitation from 'Forward Leeds', the community-based alcohol service for Leeds.
A standard referral form is available. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, assessments are currently completed over the telephone. Blood test results and a patient summary are required before admission is confirmed. For clients requiring rehabilitation, an additional Comprehensive Client Assessment is completed, as well as a Financial Assessment, which is sent to the Local Authority for calculation of the individual's contribution towards the rehabilitation programme.
Potential clients can visit the project prior to admission to meet other clients and staff.
Detoxification: Clients would be discharged for the use of alcohol, use of illicit substances and actions that would be assessed as posing a significant risk to others.
Rehabilitation: On entry to the rehab programme, clients complete an 'Unexpected Events Plan.' This plan details the actions that would occur should their rehab placement breakdown, for example, use of alcohol or illicit substances, including where the client would go to in the immediate aftermath of the incident. In instances where clients have used alcohol or illicit substances, they are required to leave the service until they are free from the substance, and they are then given an opportunity to have their stay reviewed. Clients can be given warnings and clients can be discharged for breaking a condition of their rehab agreement, including alcohol and illicit drug use. Details of this are included in the 'Expectations of Treatment', which are gone through with clients on admission.
The service uses the Treatment Perception Questionnaire with its clients to receive feedback on the standard of support provided to them.
The organisation uses CQC-style inspections to ensure that the service is meeting the essential standards of care.
The service has a system of monthly and quarterly audits and checks to ensure that high standards are maintained.
The service is required to complete a monthly report to its parent organisation. The report includes quality standards.
The service has daily community meetings with its clients, which are opportunities for clients to provide feedback.
The organisation conducts an annual satisfaction survey of its clients, carers and other stakeholders.
The service uses Outcome Stars to measure progress through the rehabilitation programme.