People come into our projects with problems of loneliness, guilt, fear, grief, stress and other emotional setbacks, which they have tried to ‘solve’ with alcohol or other drugs. Some have suffered deep trauma, for example through the loss of a child or parent. While they have ‘coped’ this way for some time, they eventually found themselves victims of a vicious dependence problem, often resulting in family breakdown, hospitalisation, prison sentences or other crisis.
We offer a caring, supportive environment, providing the opportunity for individuals to develop and grow. It can also be the necessary challenge to a lifestyle that has become unmanageable. Above all, our projects provide the safe and stable platform from which to address their problems and plan a more positive life.
We are unique in offering a pathway of recovery and reintegration through residential and supported housing projects based in Kent and East Sussex. Our first stage residential services are located in rural settings and offer a range of vocational and health and well-being focused activities alongside evidence based therapeutic interventions, including families work. We also provide ongoing structured support and opportunities for community based volunteering, paid work, accommodation and the forming of healthy relationships.
The following film gives an overview of all our residential programmes, from first stage through to final stage (supported housing).
Each of our projects employs qualified counselling and therapy staff who assist our residents in discovering and confronting the problems which led them to misuse alcohol or take drugs. They will work to help them to understand themselves, and equip them with the tools and techniques to manage that dependency throughout the rest of their lives.
We offer individualised 3 to 6 months intensive and supported programmes to meet the needs of as many service users as possible. We focus on:
- One to one working, individual recovery plans and personal goal setting
- Therapy groups
- Life skills
- Moving on and reintegration
- Optional family services
- Strong community links
- After care