The Recovery Project
The Recovery project is a unique residential service for up to 28 homeless men and women who are seeking safe shelter to tackle their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Our mission is to offer any homeless man or woman a path out of addiction by the provision of a safe and mutually supportive environment that aims to enhance peoples’ potential, enabling clients to build on individual strengths through person centered support plans.
The expectation is that all residents are abstinent from drugs and/or alcohol or working to that goal. Structured interventions are in place to minimise harm during relapse should that happen. Intensive support is delivered via a keyworker system and a rolling program of group and community service interventions.
The group work program is being developed to include structured rolling modules, incorporating elements from a variety of recovery models and psychological education, as well as groups specifically focussed on individual recovery tools that can help empower clients to develop confidence and resilience within their recovery, with a focus on personal responsibility to create positive, lasting change and rebuild recovery capital.
Developing the level of self-confidence and resilience to maintain a sober lifestyle cannot be achieved overnight so most clients work toward being ready for move-on or independent living within 24 months, although some do so sooner.
Individual care planning is at the heart of our package of interventions, where pace and duration is largely determined by the client, considering their support system and their own capacity for change.
32% drug poison deaths
Compared with 1% of deaths in general population (ACMD)
Community living revolves around cooperative chores, communal evening meals (planned and catered for by residents) and emphasis on individual growth and self-development. The project has a Group work room and a small gym which are used for both therapeutic and leisure purposes.
We are fully embedded in the wider resources of Turning Tides. We are also connected to the numerous community-based services of the locality such as The Recovery College & CGL both of whom can enhance our provision with more specialist opportunities linked with Education and Employment.
Residents are made aware of and encouraged to use Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and other forms of mutual aid that meets their individual needs.
The project is funded through number of funding streams including individual trust funds and West Sussex DAAT.
The project is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is compliant with all care standards as set down in legislation. The project is staffed 24hrs a day with a minimum of two staff on duty during the day, and a waking night staff. We also operate an on call system.
Recovery Project is divided into 2 stages:
• Accommodates 22 individuals
• In depth one to one support
• Improving health and well being
• Group work
• Developing life skills
• Building community relationships
• 6 self- catering units
• Lower level of support
• Greater independence