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St Anne's Alcohol Services Leeds

St Anne's Alcohol Services Leeds
Last Updated: 23/03/15

Telephone: 0113 243 4486

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186 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9DX



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What we do
Substance misuse: Drugs:   No    Alcohol:  
Female only project: No
Typical length of the first-stage programme 13
Typical length of the second-stage programme 0
Mandatory drug/alcohol testing: Regularly
Detoxification available
Detox length  
Alcohol: 7 days
Opiates: 0
Benzodiazepines: 0
Stimulants: 0
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:
The programme aims to encourage and endorse abstinence during the residential stay through a structured programme of group activities. The philosophy and approach, although eclectic, is based on a therapeutic communities model, cognitive behavioural principles and motivational interviewing techniques. There is an emphasis on shared responsibility by peers and group workers. The programme includes Social And Behavioural Network Therapy, where we work with the client and their support network.
Family support services:
The programme includes some Social and Behavioural Network Therapy. The clients' support networks are invited to attend 'network events' where issues regarding the rehabiltiation programme, the clients' individual programme and aftercare needs are addressed. In addition, the support networks are supported at these events, and links with other forms of support for families and carers are established.
Activities provided for children and families:
Visitor hours are from 5.30pm-9pm weekdays and 10am-9pm at weekends. The facilities for visitors are limited. We discourage young children from visiting the service due to the nature of the service and limited facilities.
Post treatment support:
The service provides a weekly support meeting for clients who have completed the rehabilitation progamme. 'In Touch' operates weekly on Thursdays from 1 pm.
Clients from the Leeds area are potentially able to access the St Anne's Floating Alcohol Support service. Part of its remit is to support clients in a safe transition from residential care back into independent living to lower the risk of breakdown of tenancy and homelessness occuring. All clients are reintegrated into community support services appropriate to their needs as part of the discharge planning.
Harm reduction policies for clients leaving the programme early:
Relapse prevention sessions are provided as a part of the programme. Management plans are created with clients with reference as to what to do in the event of them leaving the programme early. Referral to community support services is always made available.
Resettlement / after-care services:
Detoxification: Liaison and referral to community support services.

Rehabilitation: Some of our clients are homeless or experiencing tenancy difficulties at teh point of admission to the service. The service provides assessment of accommodation need, referral to appropriate housing provider and support through the process of resettlement. The service has strong, well-established links with several housing providers, including 'second-stage' housing.
Clients from the Leeds area are potentially able to access the St Anne's Floating Alcohol Support service. Part of its remit is to support clients in a safe transition from residential care back into independent living to lower the risk of breakdown of tenancy and homelessness occuring. All clients are reintegrated into community support services appropriate to their need.
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: 0
Education: 2
Domestic duties: 4
Other activities: 5
Other details:
Social events
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: Couples
Pregnant women
Clients under other community orders
Criminal Justice referrals: None yet selected
Child care options: Children can have day visits
Dual diagnosis clients accepted
How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs:
The project is staffed 24 hours with registered nurses. The assessment for admission will determine whether the services the project provides can meed the individual's needs, depending on the symptoms and diagnosis.
Accepts client on the following prescribed psycho-active medication: Anti-depressants
Exclusions and restrictions to admission:
As an alcohol-only service, clients with co-dependency issues are excluded. The service would assess risk issues, such as history of violence, in determining admission.
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
Detox Disabled
Gender Contract
1 Alcohol (A) Single No Limited Both Spot
Total registered beds: 19
Ensuite rooms: 0
Shared rooms (3+): 0
Twin rooms: 0
Single rooms: 19
Female-only beds: 0
Male-only beds: 0
Beds for detox: 4
Detox programme details:
We provide a prescribed withdrawal regime of Chlordiazepoxide. The eligibility criteria includes:
*Alcohol is the primary substance misued
*Other illicit drug use is non-dependent
*Absence of acute physical and/or mental health symptons.

Referrals are accepted as part of a wider treatment plan which may or may not include residential rehabilitation.
Level of wheelchair access: Limited
No. bedrooms with full disabled access: 0
Sign language: No
Pets: No
Level of catering Partial
Domestic responsibilities Partial
Complementary therapies:
Both the detoxification and rehabilitation programmes make use of relaxation techniques, including on occasions, yoga and tai' chi'.
Other facilities (eg. languages spoken, dietary options, religions etc.): Religious holidays observed
Facilities for worship
Dietry requirements
Fees & other info
Gross weekly residential charge: £ 468
Block contracts:
Block contracts costs: Not yet supplied
Other cost-related services:
Detox additional weekly charge  
Alcohol: £ 1200
Opiates: Not yet supplied
Benzodiazepines: Not yet supplied
Stimulants: Not yet supplied
Admission and discharge information:
Assessment and admissions:
Referrals are accepted from community-based alcohol and drug services by telephone, letter, fax or email. Assessment for detoxification is a triage assessment, with admissions normally arranged via the telephone.

Assessment for rehabilitation includes a comprehensive client assessment, completed in the community or at the centre, and a financial assessment. Admission is arranged in writing or via the telephone.
Additional admission services:
Potential clients can visit the project prior to admission to meet other clients and staff. Assessments for out of area clients can be conducted over the telephone. Information regarding detoxification and rehabilitation services that we provide are sent out prior to admission.
Discharge policies:
Detoxification: Clients would be discharged for the use of alcohol, use of illicit substances and actions that would be assessed as posing a significant risk to others.

Rehabilitation: Clients can be discharged for breaking a condition of their rehab agreement, including alcohol and illicit drug use.
Registration: Care home providing nursing
Registered with the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS):
Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - from October 2010:
Local Authorities using this project Brighton and Hove
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hammersmith and Fulham
Kingston upon Hull, City of
North East Lincolnshire
Local Care Quality Commission(CQC) office: No details supplied
Region: Yorkshire And Humberside
Local Authority area: Leeds
Drug and Alcohol Team: Leeds
Primary contact: No details supplied
Contact phone: No details supplied
Admission phone: 0113 243 4486
Quality initiatives
Registered with Care Quality Commission
Monthly internal audits
Use of 'Treatment Perception Questionnaires' monthly with clients
Weekly in-house team training
Group Supervision
Daily client meetings
Participation in 'TRACER' Study with Kings College London and PHE
Use of 'Alcohol Spiders Outcome Measuring Tool' to measure outcomes
Quarterly commissioner monitoring meetings
Staffing - Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)
Clinical: 12
Doctors/psychiatrists: 0
Nurses: 6
Dual-diagnosis workers: 0
General counsellors: 6
Other clinical: 0
Volunteers: 4
Support/non-clinical: 1
Resettlement workers: 0
Children's workers: 0
Service managers: 1
Training/education staff: 0
Other non-clinical: 0
Total FTE paid staff: 15
Staff qualifications:
No details supplied
Night cover: 24-hours
Reviews / videos
Not available
Service user reviews:
"When I arrived I was a drunken fat lazy slob who had trouble walking. I was always crying and feeling sorry for myself. Now my life has turned around, I now have the confidence and drive to improve myself and my home situation. I have completed and passed my English levels1+2. I work voluntary at prison. I also work most days at a charity shop. I am attending college two days a week to do computer studies and a counselling course. I ride by public transport which I would never have done before arriving at St. Anne’s. I was also agoraphobic and suffered from panic attacks. I was dependent on diazepam to even consider leaving my home, but now I’m eager to get out and to gain knowledge. I believe sincerely that had it not been for the staff and management at St. Anne’s I would have been an absolute no hoper by now and probably a candidate for a mental health institution. I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all the staff and management for making my six months stay a very happy time and I will never forget all the hours you spent with me making me well again”

"I can talk to staff + residents about any thing, which has improved my confidence. I feel a different person to what I was.”

“I have been taught how well I can adapt to a life of not turning to drink; towards a new lifestyle, which has in previous years off + on affected me mentally + physically before coming to St Anne’s. Staff and Management are very nice & approachable to help you with any difficulties and problems. They keep a good, friendly environment here. I personally have really enjoyed my first stay here and am very happy with everything”
Professional reviews:
No details supplied

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