Treatment and Recovery
We are providing more services than ever before that promote wellbeing, treatment and recovery to an increasingly diverse audience.
We want to use our experience, knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for people living with a range of challenges – from mental ill-health to substance abuse. We want to make it easier for people to get the help they need as soon as they are ready to accept it.
WHAT WE DID
In 2016/17 we began delivering a major new drug and alcohol service on behalf of the Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership.
The Nottingham Recovery Network brings together several existing drug and alcohol treatment pathways into a single service – making it easier for people to get the help they need. The service, funded by Nottingham City Council with money from Public Health, now provides a single point of support, treatment and information for anyone in Nottingham who wants to change their relationship with drugs or alcohol.
We also launched an innovative new mental health support service on behalf of NHS City Clinical Commissioning Group. Wellness in Mind operates as a single point of advice and support for anyone in the city who has concerns about their mental health. In its first year the service supported 701 people.
Our Clean Slate service, which supports offenders to engage with drug and alcohol treatment, also worked with more than 1,200 people.
Paul was a long-term dependent drinker before moving into our care home service.
THE YEAR AHEAD
In 2017/18 we will continue to demonstrate our deep and expanding commitment to providing innovative support and accommodation services for people who misuse drugs and alcohol.
In Nottingham we will be opening a new, purpose-built supported accommodation development for people with alcohol dependencies.
Michael Varnam House, a gated community of 18 self-contained flats, will provide long-term accommodation and emergency detox units.
We will also be opening Edwin House, a 63 bed Care Quality Commission-registered care home, proving residential care for individuals who have serious alcohol and drug related health conditions.
The service will provide 24 hour, high quality nursing, care and recovery-orientated treatment and support for men and women living with chronic physical, emotional or mental health issues resulting from their substance misuse.
It will include 15 nursing beds, five of which are fully-equipped for people to move directly from acute services, or for those with higher physical care needs such as chronic disease and end of life care.