The THOMAS therapeutic programme is essentially an eclectic approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It combines the "biopsychosocial" model of recovery with the Minnesota concepts. It encompasses an integrative method of therapy and human development based on:
Logic, Accepted Psychological Theories, Lived Expereince and Community Living, Creative Art Therapy, Learning and Development.
In addition it invites graduates of its programme to join an Academy of Development after drug treatment ends, where it is committed to it's students success. It teaches people the skills needed to advanced into the world of employment
Our therapeutic programme lasts for six months followed by a further six months in our totally abstinent Supported Housing Move on Accommodation where graduates can put into practice what they have learned in a safe and secure environment prior to moving onto completely independent living
ACHEIVE/ EARLY BREAK/EMERGING FUTURES/
Books, Games, DVD's, TV
Garden for outdoor play if supervised by an adult.
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Clients will be referred to our community support service in Blackburn and all agencies involved will be informed.
Our Stage 1 Programme lasts for 6 months, then there is the option of an additional 6 months in our Supported Housing Scheme. This scheme is 12 fully furnished, self contained flats in two blocks. There are group sessions in a morning and afternoons are free to pursue voluntary work, education or skills training. All residents are allocated their own key worker.
In addition to the above we have our own Community Support Service where clients can be supported for up to two years.
Sport, gym, walking and gardening.
The organisation works in partnership with ACHIEVE and the community mental health team to offer client the best support possible.
All potential residents are assessed on an individual basis. However, there are certain situations where further investigation & information needs to be gathered. Some Schedule 1 offenders can not be admitted.
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Escort At cost
Drug test £10
Potential residents will be assessed by the Assessment Co-ordinator either in person or by telephone contact. This assessment incorporates the individuals psychological and emotional needs, a risk management plan, copies of any previous convictions, medical questionnaire and any other information may help the assessment process. The assessment usually lasts for up to one hour. During this process there is opportunity for potential residents to ask any questions they may have about the programme.
If after interview the person decides that they want to come to THOMAS and the Assessment Co-ordinator has concluded they are suitable to become part of our community, and would benefit from our service, an admission date will be offered, subject to funding being in place by that date.
Every resident is allocated their own key worker and a Care Plan is prepared which will be regularly reviewed throughout the programme. THOMAS has a comprehensive case management system which monitors their progress and achievements during their stay.
Prison assessments can be arranged in the North West. Telephone assessments in place for out of areas. Prospective residents can come to the project to look round and be assessed.
We will discharge clients who:
1. Use or bring illegal substances onto the premises.
2. Are violent to staff or other service users or the general public.
All clients are given a copy of the care home rules.
Blackburn with Darwen
NTDMS forms completed.