Residential Alcohol Rehabilitation

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The service provides residential alcohol rehabilitation for adults who have been experiencing alcohol-related problems and requiring an intensive period of support and interventions to maintain abstinence from alcohol.

Service Description

We have 14 individual bedrooms for rehabilitation in St Mark’s House. In addition, we have 4 new refurbished rehabilitation bedrooms in 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 . They can be contacted on 0113 887 2477

Contact Details

Project Manager:   Jonathan Philpott


Contact Number: 0113 243 4486

The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The service was last inspected in July 2017. Copies of the inspection are available on request or from the CQC website. Currently, substance misuse service are not  given an overall grade by CQC.

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 service was awarded a grant by Public Health England to increase the capacity of our rehabilitation programme. This facility was opened in 2015.

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Statement

Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

Our services are using all kinds of technology, including social media to make sure that the people we support can stay in touch with those important to them

St Anne’s has developed a visitors protocol to enable visits to begin again in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Durham, Middlesbrough and Leeds care homes.

In line with Government & local Council Guidelines each Client may have one family member or other person who is close to them visit on a regular basis.

Decisions where visitors can go are being based on Individual Local Authority advice following Government guidelines.

This message will be updated regularly