Helping people recover from substance misuse
Helping people recover from substance misuse
The programme comprises of 6 months in the primary care facility, followed by a minimum of 6 months in one our aftercare houses which are local. The programme runs primarily on a 12 step programme model, where our residents will look at their addiction and the behaviours that come with it. All of the residents will be assigned a key worker who will work one to one with them to work through the 12 steps and support them to access other support required. All our staff work with person centred values. The primary phases consists of a timetabled programme, including sessions focused on addiction and sessions looking at recovery, life skills, finance and health and extra support where needed, and to help improve emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing for our residents. We also facilitate daily recovery focused groups and in the evening we visit NA/AA/CA meetings.
We also try and ensure that residents can have some fun whilst they are with us! We have regular days out in our minibus, and do regular group activities each week when possible.
Whilst in the primary phase, we work through a structured way of engaging with family members and after the first several weeks, residents have family visits on a Saturday which start on site, and then progress to visits out of the house.
After your initial phase, you move into one of our aftercare houses which are local, where you are on an aftercare plan and continue to engage in and be supported by the house and some of the timetable, whilst residing independently with other aftercare residents
Our aftercare project is where our residents can start to integrate into the community with the safety net of continued support from their key worker and the staff team. We have two houses in close proximity to us and all of our residents will be placed on an after care plan that consists of daily sessions within our main house and two recovery focused groups of site. Our plans are designed to relax as time goes on if the resident wants to pursue voluntary roles with us or in the community.
Once our residents have been in our aftercare project for 6 months we work closely with the local housing authority and our residents have the option of applying for their own accommodation locally. This has proven extremely beneficial for those that have chosen to utilise this and most of our residents remain as part of the recovery community that we have built. We hope encourage all those that move on continue to be part of our recovery community.
All of our residents have to self refer by way of telephone and will be invited for a phone assessment to see if they meet the criteria for a face to face assessment to go ahead. If the team and the individual are happy to proceed then we will start the process.
We welcome enquires and questions from friends and family of a potential resident, and also from other agencies or professional bodies working with those with addictions.
However, we do ask that in order to ensure the individual is focused and committed to their recovery, we ask that the assessment processed is initiated by them by making that initial self-referral phone call.
Due to the length of the recovery programme and the demand we operate a waiting list and whilst on the waiting list, we ask that potential residents engage with us to ensure they remain engaged with the recovery
All potential residents will have an initial telephone assessment followed by a face to face assessment with the manager and/or other key members of staff. The purpose of this is to ensure that all of us understand what is involved and that the individual is committed to recovery, and to ensure that we believe we can help you.
We ask for total honesty and openness in the interview situation and applicants may be asked some difficult and searching questions. Successful applicants will be placed on our waiting list and kept up to date.
Whilst there is no direct cost to the resident, our service is funded by Housing Benefit, which we receive directly from the local authority and residents benefits are also paid directly into the charity bank account.
Each resident then receives £50 back per fortnightly payment as a personal allowance. The remainder of this money goes towards the food bill, all utilities, staffing costs, transportation expenses, outings, and so on.
Our model operates on the basis that you are eligible for these benefits. If you have any questions about this works or any concerns about your situation, please give us a call to discuss this further.
Unfortunately, some individuals who contact us are not suitable for our programme but we will try to welcome as many people as possible and work with individuals to help them. This could be for a variety of reasons and is always on a case-by-case basis so we would always encourage you to ring to discuss this so we can ensure we have all the information.
It is important to note:
This is not a one size fits all model so please give us a call or send us an email [email protected] to discuss or call us on 01933 353760
I am on a certain medication - are you able to help?
We work on a case by case basis so we would need to discuss this with you to get the full information in order to provide an answer. In some instances we may require a letter from your GP or a conversation with them to fully risk assess.
We work closely with a local GP surgery to ensure we are fair and that we can support as many people as possible but we are not a medical facility.
I am an agency, can I refer a client to you?
We welcome enquiries and questions from friends and family of potential residents, as well as agencies working with individuals.
You can ring on behalf of the individual to find out more, and help support them in making their referral phone call however we do ask that the individual themselves self-refer to ensure they are committed and intent on their recovery.
Referrals from agencies will not be considered as referrals until we hear from the individual themselves.
Are you a religious rehab?
We are a faith-based charity, founded with Christian values and motivated by our Christian beliefs to help those who are in need, vulnerable or suffering. We prescribe to the Faithworks Charter.
However, you are not required to have a faith and you do not need to be religious in order to come into and benefit from our rehab programme.
Our programme follows the 12-step programme, and this includes discussions of a ‘higher power’. However, we are fully aware that for some people this is not ‘God’ but is simply an acknowledgement that not everything can be controlled by ourselves. We work through this concept with you in our primary phase and do not encourage you to have a faith on this basis.
We do have some elements of faith based, meditative and spiritual work within our timetable programme in the week, and you will be required to engage with them and respect other beliefs. Whilst you may not have a religious belief, we believe that these elements benefit your recovery in many ways. There is an option to attend church on a Sunday morning – for those with a faith this is an important part of their recovery and building of a community, and even for those who are not religious, this is a positive part of building a community and giving something back.
We believe that anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, can benefit from our rehab and we try to ensure that the beliefs and faith of our staff and volunteers, only impact positively and that you feel supported regardless. The most important part of our rehab is your recovery from addiction.
Can I do a detox with you?
We do not have the expertise to facilitate a detox from alcohol or Benzodiazepines. You will be required to do this before you come into the house and we can ensure that we time it so that as soon as your detox is complete, you can move in with us.
For detoxing, we recommend you discuss with your GP or talk to a local addiction support agency. The one local to Rushden/Northamptonshire is Substance to Solutions
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Do you have a question not listed?
These FAQ’s are currently being collated – if one you have isn’t listed here, please email us on [email protected] and thanks for your help.
Do you have a waiting list?
Yes we operate a waiting list and will prioritise those who have referred and continued to engage with the rehab.
We will ask you to come for an assessment and then will make you aware of the waiting list and how long it is likely to be. Unfortunately due to the nature of our primary and aftercare phases, this can vary from a week to 3 months. We will try and bring you in as soon as possible and give you a rough idea of how long it will take.
Some residents do complete the programme early or choose to not enter our aftercare stage, which can free up beds sooner although we do prefer all individuals to go into the aftercare facilities.
I was unreliable, dishonest, untrustworthy and was slowly killing myself. My confidence and self-worth are growing and the best thing is I now have my beautiful daughters back in my life.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to be a resident of Recovery House and it turns out it is the best thing I have ever done. I have now moved out of the dry house and living back with my parents, back in work and saving to buy my own house.
I had lost everything due to my alcohol use: my wife, my children and my job. I had exhausted options for recovery and then I was advised of an opportunity at Recovery House. I detoxed and entered treatment the next day. Now I’m working full time at S2S, the local addiction service, have completed an NVQ3 qualification, and my relationship with my children has been rebuilt.
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c/o Full Gospel Church
60 High Street South
Registered Charity No. 1154210
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