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ADS Bridge House

ADS Bridge House
Last Updated: 21/06/16

Telephone: 01772 797 654

Address: (map)
1 St Lukes Place, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5DE

Email: linda.walkden@adsolutions.org.uk

Website: www.adsolutions.org.uk

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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:      Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 3
Typical length of the second-stage programme 3
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Randomly / On suspicion
Detoxification available No
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement: No
Education, training & employment
Female only groups:
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
CBT/social learning
Therapeutic community
Programme details:
No details supplied
Family support services:
No details supplied
Activities provided for children and families:
No details supplied
Post treatment support:
No details supplied
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
I
Resettlement / after-care services:
No details supplied
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 2
Group work: 28
Complementary therapies: 2
Education: 2
Domestic duties: 7
Other activities: 0
Other details:
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   - treatment withdrawn by provider 0 %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
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:

Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Anti-psychotics
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
Convictions: Schedule 1 or arson offences.
Severe or unstable mental health problems.
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies : Please note this project runs a bed waiting list, please call the project for more details.
Number of Beds Registration Room
type
Detox Disabled
access
Gender Contract
1 Drug/alcohol (D/A) Single No None Both Spot
Total registered beds: 16
Ensuite rooms: 6
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 0
Single rooms: 10
Female-only beds: 0
Male-only beds: 0
Beds for detox: 0
Detox programme details:
No details supplied
Level of wheelchair access: Limited
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 6
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Partial
Domestic responsibilities Full
Complementary therapies:
Relaxation
Anxiety management.
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Dietry requirements
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: Not yet supplied
Block contracts: No
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Third stage costs are available on request and are priced at individual activity level. Some assistance with travel expenses available.
Toiletries can be supplied for residents on Stage 1
Please contact Bridge House for costs and further information.











Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Self-referrals are accepted where clients are self-funding. Otherwise, referral must be made by a professional such as social worker, probation officer, SMS worker, etc.
Bridge House will strive to assess all individuals, but potential residents need to exhibit a level of motivation and cognitive ability to engage within a therapeutic setting. This is assessed at the assessment stage.
Assessment explores the following areas: personal history, history of alcohol/other substance misuse, health (physical and psychological), education, employment, family/childcare, housing, finance, client’s perception of their problem and awareness of needs. A risk assessment will also be undertaken. Wherever possible, clients are informed of outcomes and estimated waiting times on the day of assessment.
Potential clients are welcome to visit the project, by appointment, before the assessment stage.
Admission can be dated from discharge from inpatient detoxification.
Additional admission services:
The initial care plan is completed on the day of assessment. An admission date or approximate waiting time is given and a half-day visit can be arranged. The client is given a copy of the Service User Guide.
Discharge policies:
In order for the therapeutic community to function effectively it is necessary to have in place several minor rules. Individuals are informed of these and given clear explanation at the visit, assessment and admission stage.
There are 5 rules that could lead to an individual’s discharge: -
• Consumption of alcohol/illegal drugs/non-prescribed medication, or collusion with another resident in their consumption. This includes failure to participate in random drug/alcohol testing.
• Violence, or threats of violence, towards other residents, staff or visitors.
• Failure to pay or refusal to co-operate with staff in obtaining the weekly charge.
• Failure to behave as a satisfactory member of the house community. This includes breaking the law by smoking in non-designated areas.
• Residents must not become involved in intimate relationships with other residents.
it is a Zero Tolerance approach on residents who have taken self discharge.
The policy for planned discharge supports residents back into the community – especially around relapse prevention skills, housing and education/employment. Aftercare and ex-resident support extends this.
Registration:
Registration: Care home only
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS):
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010:
Local Authorities using this project Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Bedford
Bexley
Birmingham
Blackburn with Darwen
Blackpool
Bolton
Bournemouth
Bury
Cambridge
Cheshire East
Cheshire West and Chester
Coventry
Enfield
Hackney
Haringey
Herefordshire, County of
Islington
Kingston upon Hull, City of
Kingston upon Thames
Lancaster
Leeds
Lewisham
Luton
Manchester
Merton
Newcastle upon Tyne
Oxford
Richmond upon Thames
Sefton
Tower Hamlets
Warrington
Wigan
Wirral
Wolverhampton
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office:
Region: North West
Local Authority area: Lancashire
Drug and Alcohol Team: Blackpool
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: 01772 797 654
Admission phone: 01772 797 654
Quality initiatives
The project has now incorporated the Personalisation Agenda, including Individualised Budgets, into its service – this has been described elsewhere.
Clients with low-level stable mental health issues will be accepted.
The project will assist in re-engaging the client back with their family.

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:
Service Manager. NVQ Level 3 Management
Diploma in Counselling
ILM Level 5 in Management
Employed by ADS since 2006
Deputy Manager
Advanced Dip in Counselling
B.A.(HON) Social Work & Welfare Studies (2yrs)
BTEC – For Aspiring Managers
BTEC Level 3 – PTTLLS (Prepare To Teach In The Life
Long Learning Sector)
Mentoring Programme (Manchester College)
Employed by ADS since 2006
Project Worker
NVQ level 3 in health and social care
NVQ A1 assessors in health and social care
OCN DANOS level 2
OCN DANOS level 3 practitioners award
Advanced CBT Award - Uclan
First aider - St John’s Ambulance
Employed by ADS since 2014
Administrator
Business Administration level 3
Employed by ADS since 2008
Night cover: 24-hours
Reviews / videos
Video
Not available
Reviews
Service user reviews:
Residents review their treatment, support plan and goals and evaluate the service every three months. Independently managed reviews are additionally undertaken periodically. The following comments were made by ex-residents: -
• Bridge house gave me the time, patience and knowledge to become me again.
• I will always be thankful to the staff at Bridge House for the amount of time, work, help, experience and faith they shared with me. The programme has been a great inspiration for me.
• I would like to thank the staff for all they have taught me. For listening to me and helping me achieve my goals and most of all for giving me the chance to prove I could do this.
• You have all made a very big difference to my life as well as my family’s. I couldn’t have got this far without your support.
Professional reviews:
Community care managers review progress being made by the residents they have referred to this service. They are involved in the service evaluation process every three months. The following are comments made by external professionals: -
• Residents are fully involved in all decision-making, whether this is about themselves or the community.
• Bridge House has a group of staff that are highly valued by people staying at the home.
• The homely accommodation is arranged so that people are supported and felt safe and trusted the staff and each other.
• The atmosphere is open and welcoming and people staying at Bridge House know that their views and opinions are important.
Community care managers review progress being made by the residents they have referred to this service. They are involved in the service evaluation process every three months. The following are comments made by external professionals: -
• Residents are fully involved in all decision-making, whether this is about themselves or the community.
• Bridge House has a group of staff that are highly valued by people staying at the home.
• The homely accommodation is arranged so that people are supported and felt safe and trusted the staff and each other.
• The atmosphere is open and welcoming and people staying at Bridge House know that their views and opinions are important.

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