The Smithfield Service is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre and has been delivering inpatient detoxifications since 1993. Smithfield is a 22 bed unit providing 24 hours nurse-led care. There is fast access to GP support and on-call service. This is the first step of your journey to abstinent recovery.
What we do
Smithfield service provides a range of detoxification options in a clinically safe, substance misuse environment.
7 night medical and psychological managed detoxification
3-4 night medically managed "kick start" detoxification (to be continued in the community)
7 night kick stop buprenorphine conversion (continued within a community programme)
14 night methadone stabilisation or titration
14 night stimulant respite for amphetamine, cocaine and crack users
14 night heroin detoxification, symptomatic lofexadine relief
14-21 night methadone, Buprenorphine and opiate detox; this includes prescription medication.
28 night combination detoxification including Benzodiazepine
Who we can support
We support both men and women who have an alcohol and/or drug dependence who require in-patient care and support. We accept a wide range of service users including:
Schedule 1 Offenders
Chaotic service users with complex needs
Service users with pre-existing diagnosed mental health conditions
We also offer support to their families, friends and carers.
What we offer
Smithfield Detoxification service and Turning Point’s Rehabilitation services, offer a full package of care and will take responsibility for service user's transition between detox and rehab.
24-hour a day nursing, and medical care with a leading consultant six days a week
Alcohol, heroin, methadone / buprenorphine, or stimulant detoxification programmes
Comprehensive link node mapping group programme (Include a PDF of the groups)
Access to local NA groups in the local community
Peer and family support groups / mentorship
Two group sessions a day based on mapping
One to one key working sessions are twice a week with up to five sessions for a 28 night stay
Facilities at our service include:
2 TV lounges
1 quiet lounge
TV access in rooms
SMART Recovery facilitation on site
The focus o our group programme and key working sessions are around preparation for when you leave treatment. Additional activities include auricular acupuncture, smoking cessation support, art groups and social activities (including film and quiz nights). Peer support and mutual aid groups meet in the building. We are also happy to accompany you to external mutual aid groups.
Smithfield project takes a person centred approach to each clients support needs and family support is built into the support plan - subject to the clients agreement.
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Male and Female
Before admission, referrers are requested to refer clients to the local mental health team, CPNS, psychiatrist and remain involved in CPA.
Smithfield Project will exclude residents who:
*have severe mental health problems
*are wheelchair users
*have a history of violence unrelated to drug/alcohol use
*have a history of arson
*are Schedule 1 offenders, if they are identified as high risk through risk assessment.
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Appointments for assessments are generally to be booked in for between 11am and 3pm during working week Monday to Friday
The assessment takes an hour to complete, unless the client has complex needs. The assessment allows staff to identify with potential clients the areas they need support with in as well as establishing if any wider support needs would require any onward referrals.
Turning Point operates in a person centred manner and looks at the needs and risk assessment of the client
On admission each client has a early discharge plan agreed, which ensures that a action plan is in place should the client need to discharge themselves or be discharged at short notice.
Discharge plans are agreed with referring partners/agencies to ensure a safe transition where early discharge occurs
Chester Rehabs compliance/quality of services is measured against two frameworks, which are as follows:
CQC standards - the service is fully registered with CQC, with the most recent inspection being on the 11th of July 2011 - copies can be accessed from the CQC website
Service Manager – RMA NVQ4 Health & Social Care
Team Leader – NVQ4 Health & Social Care
Project Worker – NVQ3 Health & Social Care