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Therapuutic Enviroments Hamer Cottage

Therapuutic Enviroments Hamer Cottage
Last Updated: 06/04/16

Telephone: 01706 524325

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107-109 Halifax Road, Hamer, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 9BA



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:      Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 0
Typical length of the second-stage programme 0
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Randomly / On suspicion
Detoxification available No
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement: No
Education, training & employment No
Female only groups:
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
Programme details:
Programme Philosophy
The Hamer Cottage programme skilfully combines aspects of different treatment approaches in order to provide a truly client centred experience. Various techniques are used for diverse issues based on treatment goals, individual needs and responses to different approaches. We believe that individuals have assorted needs, learning styles and personalities and a combination of techniques allows Hamer Cottage to adapt to these different needs in order to meet these effectively.

The programme combines individual sessions with group therapy, but unlike many residential treatment facilities also requires individuals to access community agencies as part of their time spent with us. Hamer Cottage recognises that post treatment many clients will need on going support and by encouraging external agency links throughout placement our clients are better able to access community support on completion of the in house programme. This reduction in dependency on Hamer Cottage as the single treatment option encourages long term sobriety by reducing institutionalisation and developing confidence in mixing with the wider community resulting in a smoother transition towards living alone.

As we believe that all clients are individual and all require slightly different approaches in order to meet their needs, each individual referred to Hamer Cottage will have their own Personal Treatment Package designed to meet their individual needs and costs for the programme will vary dependent upon need and how this can be met. This means that not all clients will attend the same number or types of group and the content of a persons 1-2-1 support and community input will vary. Our service is truly able to offer client centred care and an approach that is unique to meet each individual’s goals and aspirations.

Each client is expected to attend a minimum of one hours individual support per week in order to address issues that are specific to them.

Unlike many treatment facilities Hamer Cottage no longer operates a single key woker system. Each client will be appointed a placement Coordinator pre admission who will organise and monitor the placement – clients will then be attached to different staff members in order to address different needs identified. This multi-disciplinary approach enables staff to specialise in certain areas avoiding the single key working trap of ‘jack of all trades, master of none.’

1-2-1 support is offered at a standard level for all clients; this includes a minimum of one hours individual treatment per week, plus any associated support such as administration, and crisis management help.

1-2-1 support can also be offered at a higher level if the clients needs dictate that standard support is insufficient. The higher level of 1-2-1 support is employed when clients need 1-2-1 support on daily basis for an extended period or if they require additional assistance to access community support.

Topics covered in 1-2-1 sessions include:

• Personal Substance misuse, triggers to relapse, coping skills and high risk situations
• Emotional Issues – past or present – including bereavement, childhood abuse etc.
• Relationships issues
• Psychological Problems
• Diagnosed mental health issues – including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders etc.
• Debt or financial Issues
• Productive use of time
• Physical Health and Well being
• Confidence and self esteem building
• Moving on needs – accommodation access etc.
• Spiritual and faith needs
• Feedback on progress

Group Work

At Hamer Cottage group work is seen as an important part of the recovery process; clients often progress faster with peer support and identification with other people’s problems also promotes progress.

As mentioned previously as the Hamer Cottage programme is now personal to each individual resident not all of the groups will be accessed by each individual client, however
Family support services:
Hamer Cottage believes that family relationships should be encouraged when doing so will not be harmful to the client’s recovery, as such family and friends are welcome to telephone and visit any time outside of planned therapy.

Family are welcome to stay for a meal and are encouraged to attend our many social functions such as Chinese New Year, Eid celebrations, summer BBQ’s etc.

We expect clients to take responsibility for the behaviour of their guests however and friends or family may be required to undertake drug or alcohol tests – in the event that a friend or family members has used drugs or alcohol they will be asked to leave the premises.

A family group is held regularly to offer support to family members and family members also receive their own information pack providing information on the programme here in addition to information on addiction in general.

Where it is deemed appropriate family therapy can take place within Hamer Cottage. This may be relevant if clients will be returning to live with a spouse or partner and a greater degree of understanding or communication is required in order to assist with an individuals sobriety. We are also happy to link in with local support groups to ensure that any significant other receives the help and support they may need as well.

Friends and family are welcome to visit the Project when a client visits for assessment however due to confidentiality reasons they will not be able to sit in on any assessments that take place.
Activities provided for children and families:
No details supplied
Post treatment support:
No details supplied
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
No details supplied
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: 1
Group work: 16
Complementary therapies: 0
Education: 0
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 - 1
The following are accepted: 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:
Hamer Cottage is a listed building and as such certain mobility adaptations are restricted. Clients therefore must be able to negotiate stairs.
Facilities / vacancies
Bed vacancies
No current vacancies
Total registered beds: 0
Ensuite rooms: 0
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 0
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: Full
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 0
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Self-Catering
Domestic responsibilities Full
Complementary therapies:
No details supplied
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): 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:
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:

A referral can be made to Hamer Cottage over the telephone by providing a clients name, date of birth and contact details. You will also be asked bout a clients mobility as clients need to be able to access stairs in order to visit the Project. Please advise at this time if the client has any other significant needs or requirements such as Interpreters etc.

From here a mutually convenient appointment time will be made for the client to come and visit the Project. We can do assessments in hospital or at a clients home, however where possible we do like a client to visit to ensure that they are making an informed choice about the Project.

Where possible we ask Referrers to forward a full and thorough Care plan or assessment including any convictions prior to assessment.

When a client does attend site they will undertake a 1-2-1 assessment with a trained member of staff in order to ensure that we can meet the client needs and that they understand the expectation of them. IN the event that we feel we are not best placed to meet a client's needs the client will be informed immediately and the placing Authority will also be advised along with the reasons why. Where possible we will assist to find a suitable alternative.

If we feel we are able to meet a clients needs again we will inform them of this immediately and a follow up call on the same time will be made to advice the placing authority of the outcome.

Occasionally a decision as to placement suitability may be delayed if we require father information from perhaps probation or psychiatry – again we will aim to keep you and your client fully informed and will do our utmost to have a decision at the earliest possible chance.
Additional admission services:
No details supplied
Discharge policies:

In the vast majority of case discharges are planned event which follows weeks or months of work to prepare clients for discharge. All clients will spend some time living in our self contained flats prior to move on to allow us to fully assess the independent living skills to ensure that support is in place where necessary prior to move on.

Prior to move on we recommend to all clients that weekend leave is undertaken in the area they are choosing to reside in in order to prepare for move on appropriately.

Whether a client is choosing to relocate to Rochdale or whether they are returning to their home time every assistance will be given to ensure that they have adequate support networks in place an have safe and suitable accommodation.

Occasionally clients leave the programme without a full and thorough discharge plan – the reasons for this and assistance forthcoming is as follows:

Self discharge – if a client decides they do not wish to remain in treatment we advise in the first instance this be discussed with the placing Social Worker. We ask them to consider whether an alternative rehabilitation project will best suit their needs. Where possible we try to work with the client to ensure safe accommodation

Breach of licence agreement – in the event that ac client breaches their licence agreement we will endeavour to keep the client safe on site until a discussion has taken place with the placing Authority and options considered. Where appropriate we will seek alternative accommodation or placement for the service user. In the event that the client, in breaching their licence agreement, poses a threat to other residents or the staff team they may be immediately discharged with limited or no assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The safety of the house group is paramount at all times.

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 None yet selected
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office: No details supplied
Region: North West
Local Authority area: No details supplied
Drug and Alcohol Team: No details supplied
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: 01706 525325
Admission phone: 01706 525325
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: 24-hours
Reviews / videos
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Service user reviews:
No details supplied
Professional reviews:
No details supplied

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