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Sefton Park

Sefton Park
Last Updated: 26/04/19

Telephone: 01934 626 371

Address: (map)
10 Royal Crescent, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 2AX

Email: enquiries@sefton-park.com

Website: www.sefton-park.com

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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: Randomly / On suspicion
Detoxification available
Detox length  
Alcohol: 0
Opiates: 0
Benzodiazepines: 0
Stimulants: 0
Support available
Supported housing and resettlement:
Education, training & employment
Female only groups:
Philosophy/programme of care: Eclectic/integrated
CBT/social learning
Therapeutic community
Programme details:
Sefton Park
Sefton Park is a therapeutic community that provides an integrative programme to its clients, who are seeking an alternative to the 12 Step Model. All our interventions are individualized/Person Centered in approach.
We believe that every individual has the right to care and respect, autonomy and the choice to change the way they live. We believe that individuals should also treat others with care and respect, allow others the right to autonomy and the choice to change, whilst being accountable and responsible for their own actions.
The therapeutic community provides both support and challenge to each member of the group. Those in the latter stages of their treatment acting as role models and mentors to the newer members.

Mixed Community
We are a mixed sex community that reflect many of the challenges of any community of people living closely together. To enable female residents to feel safer and more secure, we have a women only floor on the upper storey of the house with their own sleeping and bathing facilities, which can only be accessed by use of a coded door.

Ethos
We work under the ethos that addiction /alcoholism is an illness of attitudes & behaviours so there is a strong cognitive behavioural element to our therapy.
Sefton Park gives clients chance to understand their addiction, underlying triggers/traumas and the impact their addiction has on themselves and others. In addition clients learn how to manage their emotions, challenge irrational beliefs and thought processes, build new healthy attitudes.

We have a range of groups:
• Gender.
• Diary.
• 0-15 presentation gives the opportunity to reflect on childhood experiences, learnt attitudes and behaviours.
• 15+ presentation focuses on the impact of addiction/alcoholism including relationship with cycle of offending.
• Educational workshops (emotional/rational functioning).
• Mini-Groups.
• Relapse Prevention.


Therapeutic assignments are given to clients dependent upon their personal struggles, areas requiring change, or blocks to recovery. Care planning is fundamental to all our interventions.

Discovery Programme
The Discovery Programme runs on Wednesdays for the first 8-10 weeks and is aimed to help everyone release their potential through experience in the natural environment. Activities include caving, high ropes, gorge walking, conservation work, orienteering, Manual Handling and First Aid recognised training. Although initially there can be limitations due to physical health/mobility service users notably improve on completion in many different ways. The focus is on building confidence, team building, risk taking, problem solving, and supporting others.

Clients transfer to the Prep4Life; the purpose of which is to prepare clients for the transition back into the community; this includes a planned Activity Day each week to engage in; retraining/college courses, volunteer work, engaging with external support networks (mutual aid groups).

• Educational workshops (emotional/rational functioning).
• Mini-Groups.
• Relapse Prevention.


Therapeutic assignments are given to clients dependent upon their personal struggles, areas requiring change, or blocks to recovery. Care planning is fundamental to all our interventions.

Discovery Programme
The Discovery Programme runs on Wednesdays for the first 8-10 weeks and is aimed to help everyone release their potential through experience in the natural environment. Activities include caving, high ropes, gorge walking, conservation work, orienteering, Manual Handling and First Aid recognised training. Although initially there can be limitations due to physical health/mobility service users notably improve on completion in many different ways. The focus is on building confidence, team building, risk taking, problem solving, and supporting others.

Clients transfer to the Prep4Life; the purpose of which is to prepare clients for the transition back into th
Family support services:
Family support

Through Family therapy and support we will provide information on addiction and alcoholism as well as answering any questions that families or individual family members may ask.
We will also provide a safe and confidential environment for families to off load their experiences of living with a family member whilst in active addiction or alcoholism.
Family therapy and support is free can be accessed on Saturdays. All the family have to do is call Sefton Park during the week between 9am and 5pm to inform us that you wish to access the service. Arrangements will then be made.

Family conferences
We also provide family conferences for the client and his or her family members. This requires some preparation and has to be facilitated during the week so the appropriate level of support can be provided by our staff.

Family & Children’s Services
Some clients who come in to treatment have family and children’s services involved in support of the family’s needs. We will facilitate alongside social services, family, foster carers, chaperons supervised children’s visits. This can be at weekend and week days with prior planning and agreement with all agencies involved in the children’s and clients care.

Confidentiality
Without explicit permission given by the client we are unable to provide information to the clients’ family during any visits or engagement with family therapy and support on any matters in relation to the client.
Activities provided for children and families:
Sefton Park is situated on the seafront of the seaside town of Weston Super Mare. There are many facilities and activities for the family and children to enjoy whilst visiting their family member.
If a family wanted to stay over the weekend they could stay in one the many Local bed & Breakfast hotels.
Post treatment support:
Resettlement & Aftercare

At Sefton Park we have a dedicated Resettlement & Aftercare worker who supports clients with resettlement and aftercare. We have networks with supported housing providers in the West Country including Somerset, Bath, and Bristol. We also have networks in London.
Our aftercare service is provided through one to one aftercare sessions and an aftercare group that runs fortnightly. For clients who are unable to attend one to one or group aftercare at Sefton Park arrangements can be made for aftercare to be facilitated via Skype/Phone. We also offer respite intervention for those who may find themselves in need of a robust and supported intervention after completion.
All our aftercare services are free of charge.
Relapse Prevention
Within our aftercare service we tailor support needs as identified by the client.
We promote personal growth, total abstinence and working towards fulfilling lives.
There is an educational/coaching element to the service:
Sign posting clients to specialist services
Coaching with DWP/housing issues
We have government backed Health Trainers come in and facilitate aftercare groups on healthy living, Shopping on a low budget, and becoming more active.
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
All clients are provided with harm reduction information as part of their discharge procedure. They also take with them their relapse prevention programme that they worked through as part of their treatment process.
If a clients treatment episode is ending prematurely due to intervention withdrawal or self discharge we will ensure that the client has a safe address to go to. The clients co-operation is paramount to achieving this. In addition to harm reduction information we will also sign post them to tier three services locally or to the area they are returning. We will also endeavour to arrange an appointment with their care manager or key working in the clients local area.
Resettlement / after-care services:
Resettlement
At Sefton Park we have a dedicated Resettlement & Aftercare worker who supports clients with resettlement and aftercare. We have networks with supported housing providers in the West Country including Somerset, Bath, and Bristol.
We also have networks in London.
Aftercare
Our aftercare service is provided through one to one sessions and an aftercare group that runs fortnightly.
For clients who are unable to attend one to one or group aftercare at Sefton Park arrangements can be made for aftercare to be facilitated via Skype or telephone.
Within our aftercare service
We tailor support needs as identified by the client.
We provide Relapse Prevention
We promote personal growth, total abstinence and working towards fulfilling lives.
There is an educational/coaching element to the service:
Sign posting clients to specialist services
Coaching with DWP/housing issues
We have government backed Health Trainers come in and facilitate aftercare groups on healthy living, Shopping on a low budget, and becoming more active.
Respite Intervention
We also offer respite intervention for those who may find themselves in need of a more robust and supported intervention. This is open to all ex residents.

All our aftercare services are free of charge.
Hours a client would typically spend on elements of the programme in a week:
One to one counselling and keyworking: 3
Group work: 22
Complementary therapies: 4
Education: 8
Domestic duties: 7
Other activities: 2
Other details:
Leisure Activities
We hold an account with a local Gym for clients to access.
Clients can also access the local Leisure through the go for life scheme.
We have six mountain bikes for the clients to use for exercise social activities.
We had our first wilderness therapy outing with another external provider in early 2013. As a result of that we are exploring the benefits of wilderness therapies being provided at regular intervals throughout the year.
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:
The outcome of any assessment of a client with complex needs will be based on individual merits and Sefton Parks ability to meet the needs of the client.
Once it has been established that we are able to meet the needs of the client only then will a placement be offered.
Once admitted the client will enter the programme. The flexibility of the programmes structure allows us to personalise all interventions.
We have support from a local GP service in meeting the physical and medical needs of the client; we also work closely with care mangers and funding bodies to ensure the best possible support and outcome.
Should a client go into crises we will engage the local community liaison team in support of the client’s needs.
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Anti-psychotics
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
*Clients with acute mental health problems

*Client who are not free from Alcohol & Drugs

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
2 Drug/alcohol (D/A) Shared No Limited F Spot
1 Drug/alcohol (D/A) Shared No Limited Both Spot
Total registered beds: 28
Ensuite rooms: 8
Shared rooms (3+): 11
Twin rooms: 0
Single rooms: 4
Female-only beds: 8
Male-only beds: 17
Beds for detox: 4
Detox programme details:
We are able to to carry opiate and Benzodiazepine detoxes at Sefton Park. For alcohol or clients who have more physical complexity we can make all arrangements for detox along side other detox centres that we work with. We will stay in touch with whilst in detox centre and arrange your return to Sefton Park once you have completed your detox or stabilisation.
Level of wheelchair access: Full
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 2
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Partial
Domestic responsibilities Full
Complementary therapies:
The complementary therapies provided include:
• Yoga,
• Auricular Acupuncture,
• Hypno-therapy,
• Guided Meditation.
Reflexology
Art Workshops
Beach & Woodland Walks
Shamanic Rhythm Drumming
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: No
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Detox additional weekly charge  
Alcohol: Not yet supplied
Opiates: Not yet supplied
Benzodiazepines: Not yet supplied
Stimulants: Not yet supplied
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Assessment at Sefton Park
All admissions are subject to assessment.
All clients are encouraged to attend Sefton Park to have an assessment. You will be with us for around 2hrs.
During this period the assessment will be carried out. You will be invited to have lunch with the current residents.
After a cup of tea and a cigarette if you smoke one of the residents will show you around the centre.
At the end of the assessment the counsellor assessing you will answer any questions you may have. As long as there are no extenuating circumstances that need to be clarified most Individuals will be given the assessment outcome before Leaving.

Outreach Assessment

We also acknowledge that there can be circumstances that prevent clients from attending an assessment at Sefton Park. Therefore we can carry out an outreach assessment.
Please contact the office and speak with Jamie B or Del to make arrangements.
Additional admission services:
Detox Programme:
We are able to provide a complete medically assisted detox at Sefton Park.
For more information please contact Jamie B or Del on 01934 626371 for more information and assessment.



Admission into our therapeutic Programme.
On arrival all Individuals will be breathalysed and Drug tested as part of the admission process.
Individuals found to be positive for illicit drugs or alcohol or substances not previously identified in the assessment may see their placement withdrawn.
All clients admitted will enter the into the Alpha group this period can last up to 4 weeks which allows us engage you at a pace that meets your needs whilst introducing you to the process of treatment at Sefton Park . In addition this allows us to support individuals with registering with a GP in support of all medical needs, support with financial matter and DWP.
During this period you will be introduced processes of treatment/therapy.
Ultimately this is a time to find your feet whilst laying the foundations of your treatment Journey.
Discharge policies:
Immediate Discharge (within 24hrs)
Any client/s found to have brought drugs or alcohol (including undisclosed prescription medications) onto the premises, using them, providing them to others, or encouraging others to use them will be subject to Discharge.
As long as it is appropriate to do so and with the clients cooperation we will hold them for a period of 24hrs in the aim of discharging them to a safe address. It is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately and keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information.
Unplanned Discharge
In the event a service user is subject to an unplanned discharge due to the service user’s own decision or the decision of Sefton Park to withdraw the intervention. It is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately and keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information.
Safe Guarding
In the interest of safe guarding and harm minimization our policy we aim to ensure that every individual who is subject to an unplanned discharge is discharged to safe address and provided with harm minimization information.
Individualized Interventions/Re-engagement
Under certain circumstances re-engagement options can be explored and put in place. These are individualized interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, service user, other agencies involved in the service user’s care and Sefton Park.
More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted.
Registration:
Registration: Care home only
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS):
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010:
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Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office:
Region: South West
Local Authority area: Somerset
Drug and Alcohol Team: North Somerset
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: 01934 626 371
Admission phone: 01934 626 371
Quality initiatives
Therapeutic Programme
Most recently we have reviewed our therapeutic programme and made some changes that we believe has enhanced the interventions that we provide.
We are currently reviewing our family support Programme.

Building & environment
We are currently nearing the end of our building refurbishment programme.
This included the building of a new utility room, new smoke room, and internal fire escape.
The installation of new windows and doors.
The installation of new infrastructure that supports greater water supply, and a more efficient central heating system that is supported by Solar panels on the roof.
All of the above works have freed up the whole of the basement that will afford us a second group room and two extra one to one rooms and an alternative therapies room.
Work on this area is due to begin late 2013 early 2014.
Part of this building programme has allowed us to engage individuals with mobility problems.
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:
The qualified clinical team at Sefton Park have all gained a Diploma level qualification as a minimum.

• Service Manager: - Diploma in Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice, NVQ (Level 4) in Leadership & Management of Care Services.
• Counsellor Team Leader: BSc (Hons) Psychology Postgraduate, and a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Counselling.
• Counsellor: Postgraduate Diploma, Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice.
• Counsellor: BSc Psychology & Health Care, BTEC Higher National Diploma Postgraduate Certificate, Professional Practice, Counselling supervision.
• Counsellor: Diploma in Counselling at Work, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Levels 2 & 3.
• Counsellor in training: Currently on second year of a two year full time course, Counselling FdSc, Bath Spa University accredited.
• Counsellor in training: Currently on second year of a two year full time course, Counselling FdSc, Bath Spa University accredited.
• Office Manager & Financial Administrator: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
• Chef/Cook: City & Guilds 147-150-151-152. Royal Air Force Catering Parts 1-2-3. Training Craft Trainer award, Group Techniques award.
• We currently have seven employed support staff. All support staff have to work to the DANOS Standards as a minimum Standard. Some of our support staff are training towards foundation degrees in counselling.
Night cover: 24-hours
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Reviews
Service user reviews:
“The staff here have been excellent in providing care and counselling to me, I am leaving here a new man.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of everyone here and I will never forget Sefton. Thank you.”

“I couldn’t face life when I got here, now I can. Thank you”

“Thank you so much for all your patience, kindness and understanding in helping me come to terms with my responsibilities that I have always run away from”.


Professional reviews:
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