We have 14 individual bedrooms for rehabilitation in St Mark’s House. In addition, we have 4 new refurbished rehabilitation bedroomsin the adjoining property, Ashton House. They are close to Leeds city centre, and are close to many local amenities.
Aims and Objectives of the Service
The aim of the service is to equip people with the skills to maintain abstinence from alcohol. This is achieved through a structured programme of interventions in a residential service, using group and 1-1 sessions that are designed to facilitate change in a person, with a focus on developing personal skills and relapse prevention skills that people need in order to change behaviour.
What does the Service offer?
The rehabilitation programme is 13 weeks in length – this can be extended, if necessary.
The rehabilitation programme offers 24 hour support, including nursing support. The programme is centred round a timetabled group work programme. The programme uses evidenced-based interventions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) – where coping strategies are taught in order to change behaviours; Social and Behavioural Network Therapies (SBNT) – where the person’s support network (often the family and friends) are invited to participate in certain aspects of the rehabilitation programme; and Motivational Interventions (MI) – where staff use a particular style of intervention to increase motivation and confidence in the person they are working with.
More details regarding the programme can be found in our Rehabilitation Programme.
The service provides 3 meals per day, as well as facilities to make hot and cold drinks and snacks. The facilities include a dining room, television lounges, a games room and a garden area.
Visitors are allowed to visit the rehabilitation service.
More details can be found in our Client Guide.
Who should be referred to this service?
The service is for adults (aged 18+) who have been experiencing significant problems with alcohol and require an intensive period of residential interventions in order to maintain abstinence from alcohol.
We do not accept people who are requiring support for drug-related issues on the rehabilitation programme.
All admissions are made on a voluntary basis. Therefore clients must be ready and willing to engage in the treatment process before admission could be arranged.
People need to be alcohol-free and free from any withdrawal symptoms at the point of commencing rehabilitation. If someone needs support, such as a detoxification programme, prior to rehabilitation then please see more details under our detoxification service.
Funding for the placement is also required before an admission would be agreed. Residents of Leeds are entitled to an assessment to help determine whether they are eligible for support from Leeds Adult Social Care in regard to funding their placement. People from outside of Leeds may also be eligible for funding through their local provisions. Private payments are also accepted.
Who can refer?
The referral route for detoxification is through the community-based alcohol and drug services provided by Forward Leeds www.forwardleeds.co.uk . They can be contacted on 0113 887 2477
Project Manager: Jonathan Philpott
Contact Number: 0113 243 4486
The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In 2012 the CQC visited the service for an inspection. All the standards were being met at the time of the inspection. “The training programme has been beneficial and my confidence has escalated. I’ve had help in areas such as finding volunteer jobs. Everything is well co-ordinated. They have put the building blocks in place. It’s nice to be back where I am.” (a quote from a client in the CQC report)
The service is regularly visited by representatives of Leeds Adult Social Care and the Clinical Commissioning Groups who commission the service. We send regular reports to the commissioners regarding the activities of the service.
Our kitchen received the maximum ‘5 star award’ at its last inspection by Environmental Health Inspectors.
In 2014 the sevice was awarded a grant by Public Health England to increase the capacity of our rehabilitation programme. This facility was opended in 2015.