Witton Bank is a well-established, spacious building, set in pleasant gardens, close to the town centre, and can accommodate 21 males in single and shared bedrooms.
Witton Bank was graded “Excellent” by Care Quality Council in 2009 and has since been found to be fully compliant at all routine re-inspections. (CQC no longer awards grades at inspection.)
Witton provides a challenging but caring environment for men to effectively address their drug & alcohol problems. It offers service users the opportunity to rebuild their lives by finding a solution to addiction and providing the tools and life skills to enjoy a life through recovery.
We appreciate that those who have had a life in active addiction will need a high degree of support to recover; we address this through an intense group dynamic programme where the process of repairing self-esteem, dignity & relationships begins. The programme of rehabilitation, support intervention and advice is designed to transform lives. The normal duration of the primary programme is 26 weeks followed by the option of a further support in semi-independent accommodation.
Witton Bank is a community in which residents play an essential, leading part by actively contributing to the day to day running of the house, including cleaning & cooking, as part of the therapeutic programme. Residents participate in decision making and the support of fellow residents through regular house meetings and peer evaluation sessions. The community reflects personal and social responsibility. Peer influence is central to this process as it holds the group dynamic together where people learn to live within social norms and develop more effective social skills.
Leisure activities are organized and supervised. These include walks, gym visits, shopping (at specified times), football, swimming, cycling, table tennis. Learning and practical training opportunities are organised in partnership with ACCROSS and other local providers.
The THOMAS programme is a powerful combination of interventions combining the 12 Steps with group work, cognitive and psychotherapy techniques and coping & living skills.
Our group therapists will use a diverse array of approaches and techniques. These can range from cognitive behaviour therapy, family interventions, brief therapies including solution focused, motivational interviewing, imagery, music and art therapies.
All service users are provided with counselling on a one to one basis by a qualified therapist. This affords the opportunity to explore issues and gain insight into them in order to further deal with complex issues in their lives.
Each resident is assigned a qualified key worker who works regularly with them on their development and progress through the programme. Specifically the Key Worker provides the service user with a care-support plan which is reviewed weekly in 1 to 1 sessions.
Residents have access to mentoring support from former THOMAS service users.
Where appropriate, family interaction sessions take place after 4 months on the programme. These are facilitated sessions between the service user and their families designed to help in the re-establishment of relationships.
For further information please contact Rachel Walker, Residential Care Manager on 01254 59240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org