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Freedom Recovery Centre

Freedom Recovery Centre
Last Updated: 22/09/20

Telephone: 0208 314 0333

Address: (map)
14 Pattenden Road, Catford, London, Inner London, SE6 4NQ



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:      Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 12
Typical length of the second-stage programme 12
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Regularly
Detoxification available No
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement:
Education, training & employment
Female only groups:
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
12-step (inc MM)
CBT/social learning
Therapeutic community
Programme details:
The Centre runs a flexible structured day programme that consists of a variety of topic related groups designed to support, educate and stimulate. People develop drug and alcohol problems for a number of reasons and FRC aims to provide a wide range of services through its day and residential programme. The centre offers a range of specialist counselling services such as family and relationship therapy, couple counselling and a range of topic groups. We also encourage and support the 12 step philosophy within our integrative and psychodynamic approach to addiction. In addition written assignments are an integral part of the learning process.
Family support services:
Couple and family counselling
Activities provided for children and families:
Family days held quarterly to assist family members.
Post treatment support:
Aftercare group
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
The client care manager is informed of the potential risk of relapse and the client is given guidance on harm reduction techniques and steps.
Resettlement / after-care services:
Key Workers work with client care managers to establish move-on accommodation.

Please go to the Freedom Recovery Centres' website for info on StepDown/Aftercare programme at £250 per week.
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 1
Group work: 25
Complementary therapies: 2
Education: 3
Domestic duties: 2.5
Other activities: 4.5
Other details:
Local community activities, i.e. swimming, gym, own fun and family days.
Treatment completion rate (% clients discharged for)
Treatment complete 0 %
Service user transferred 0 %
Treatment incomplete :
   - client dropped out 0 %
   - treatment withdrawn by provider 0 %
Who we treat
Accepted clients Male / Female
Age range of clients 18 - 65
The following are accepted: Pregnant women
Orders of residence
Clients under Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs)
Clients under other community orders
Criminal Justice referrals: Court reports provided
Accompanied court attendance
Child care options: Children can have day visits
Dual diagnosis clients accepted
How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs:
No details supplied
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
Service users preferably should have had a detox and should have some period of abstinence. Some understanding of the 12 step abstinance-based aproach to recovery is helpful so that clients know what to expect and are ready to participate in the programme.
We will evaluate each client on an individual basis and previous history of treatment and relevant reports will be essential, our aim is to reach all sectors of the community in particular working with Afro Caribean and other ethnic minorities acknowledging cultural diversity and its associated issues with substance misuse. Clients with dual diagnosis will be considered via a Risk Assessment and reports from medical experts are essential.
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies
No current vacancies
Total registered beds: 5
Ensuite rooms: 1
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 2
Single rooms: 1
Female-only beds: 0
Male-only beds: 0
Beds for detox: 0
Detox programme details:
No details supplied
Level of wheelchair access: None
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 0
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Partial
Domestic responsibilities Partial
Complementary therapies:
No details supplied
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Facilities for worship
Dietry requirements
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: Not yet supplied
Block contracts:
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Day Programme - £350 for a week
Private Counselling - £40 per hour
After Care Programme - variable price
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Client assessment begins at 10am after having been referred by social services or other external agencies. Then he/she is introduced to staff and peer group. He/she is invited to participate in a group session. After lunch a formal assessment is conducted by a member of staff, and involves full life history, substance/alcohol abuse and risk assessment. Successful assessments are notified within 24hrs and an admission date agreed. Admissions are on a Monday after an alcohol and drug test; all relevant documentation filled out with admin/keyworker. Induction process and buddy allocated. Client luggage is searched on admission. Residential clients are given room keys, welcome pack, terms and conditions. In the first few weeks clients are encouraged to limit their phone calls and family contacts to reduce distractions.
Additional admission services:
Prison and Service users out of London may qualify for a telephone assessment.
Reports from relevant agencies or medical experts are essential before a decision can be given.
Discharge policies:
Therapeutic Discharge:
A therapeutic discharge is undertaken because the treatment has become counter therapeutic for the service user concerned, e.g. a service user's mental suspension of the treatment due to a custodial sentence.

Disciplinary Discharge:
A disciplinary discharge may follow the breaking of one or more of the House Rules or after failure to conform to a final contract.

Self Discharge:
A self discharge occurs when a client decides to leave treatment.

Discharge occurs when:
-drugs or alcohol are used
-a client becomes involved in sexual relations with another client
-clients are violent
- if clients persistently disrupt their own or others treatment process (this will normally only happen following a system involving verbal and written warnings).
Registration: Supporting people
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS): No
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010:
Local Authorities using this project None yet selected
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office: No details supplied
Region: London
Local Authority area: Lewisham
Drug and Alcohol Team: No details supplied
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: No details supplied
Admission phone: 020 8 314 0333
Quality initiatives
No details supplied
Staffing - Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)
Clinical: 0
Doctors/psychiatrists: 0
Nurses: 0
Dual-diagnosis workers: 0
General counsellors: 0
Other clinical: 0
Volunteers: 0
Support/non-clinical: 0
Resettlement workers: 0
Children's workers: 0
Service managers: 0
Training/education staff: 0
Other non-clinical: 0
Total FTE paid staff: 0
Staff qualifications:
No details supplied
Night cover: On-call
Reviews / videos
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Service user reviews:
No details supplied
Professional reviews:
No details supplied

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