Michael Varnam House
- Nottingham, 35-37 Sneinton Hermitage, Nottingham, NG2 4BT
Michael Varnam House provides supported accommodation for single homeless people with a primary alcohol problem, although those with associated drug misuse issues will not be excluded. Detoxification is available on the premises as are abstinent and controlled drinking programmes.
The facility, named after the visionary Dr Michael Varnam, is now part of the Nottingham City Alcohol Pathway and offers a community detox service to those assessed as suitable by their GP or the Last Orders Triage Service.
What we are doing
Alcohol abuse is both a cause and effect of homelessness. Regardless of its cause chronic alcohol addiction must be effectively diagnosed and treated in order to effect long term behavioural change. If this problem is not addressed then any subsequent move away from homeless will be only temporary: move-ons will not be successful and the people involved will inevitably end up homeless or in crisis again. Michael Varnam House offers a sector leading dual approach of either complete abstinence or controlled drinking and delivers consistently excellent results.
Contact and referral
Referrals to Michael Varnam House can be made through our Last Orders treatment service or via Nottingham City Council,c/o The Gateway, Housing Aid, 135 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EE, 0115 8504021.
The service can be contacted directly on 0115 850 4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org