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Wendy Dawson 1 Everyone Deserves a Second Chance The Ley Community was established in 1971 as one of the first dedicated drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation.

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1 Wendy Dawson 1 Everyone Deserves a Second Chance The Ley Community was established in 1971 as one of the first dedicated drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation centre's in the UK for men and women

2 Wendy Dawson 2 Philosophy and Method Our recovery model is based on a therapeutic community philosophy which has five major distinguishing features:- it emphasizes peer support it emphasizes peer support it is a self-help programme it is a self-help programme it is an abstinence programme it is an abstinence programme all residents secure full-time employment on the open job market all residents secure full-time employment on the open job market all residents move out into independent living, no longer in treatment all residents move out into independent living, no longer in treatment

3 Wendy Dawson Recovery programme Phase One – up to 9 months – –Orientation to the programme, primary care and main therapeutic intervention Phase Two – up to 3 months – –Vol work, preparation for employment & move on, resettlement/reintegration into mainstream society Phase Three – –Aftercare - Relapse Prevention

4 Wendy Dawson Our 12 month programme is highly structured Our 12 month programme is highly structured progression is a staged process enabling residents to learn to live and work substance free and gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to engage in a fulfilling life post discharge, substance free. progression is a staged process enabling residents to learn to live and work substance free and gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to engage in a fulfilling life post discharge, substance free.

5 Wendy Dawson A typical day in a residents life at the Ley Community 6:30am Wake up 6:45am Second call; residents are up showered and tidy their room 7:30am Residents meet in lounge for morning jobs to be allocated 8:00amBreakfast 9:00am On The Log – Morning Meeting to review how everyone is feeling and coping and to talk about their expectations for the day ahead 9:30am On Structure: residents work in their departments for example, kitchens, grounds, housekeeping, admin etc 11:00am Education seminar or specialist group session for example; parenting skills, relapse prevention, cross addiction 12:00 Lunch 1:00pmIntensive Therapy groups, CBT, psychosocial intervention: residents have the opportunity to talk about how they feel, to confront each other in a safe and controlled environment and deal with past and current issues. 3:30pmTime to reflect after therapy groups with a peer(s) and various team building and trust exercises may be structured in 5:00pm Dinner 5:30pmFree time to relax, write up daily diaries, write letters home, and talk to peers 6:30pmEvening activities: a range of therapeutic activities (often light hearted trust games) and/or outdoor games depending on weather. 9:00pmSupper 10:00am Bed space: Residents share a room as part of health and safety and are not allowed to break bed space, other than go to the toilet.

6 Wendy Dawson We have delivered our recovery model for the past 40 years and have an extensive recovery community in Oxfordshire and beyond. We have delivered our recovery model for the past 40 years and have an extensive recovery community in Oxfordshire and beyond. We have Recovery Mentors who are super advocates and fantastic Peer Role models for current residents. We have Recovery Mentors who are super advocates and fantastic Peer Role models for current residents.

7 Wendy Dawson From April 2010 to March 2011 we have achieved an 85% Success rate - Substance Free post discharge

8 Wendy Dawson Tracking Report April March 2011 Table Date 369Any other information 04.10Working. Substance free 04.10Working. Substance free 04.10Fulltime carer for Mum – substance free In hospital long term following accident 05.10Working. Substance free 05.10Working. Substance free 05.10Working. Substance free 05.10RLWorking. Lapsed 10/10 Drink + Cannabis 08.10RLRL. Working UK 09.10Working. Substance free 10.10Working. Substance free 10.10Working. Substance free 10.10Working. Substance free 12.10RLRelapse Jan Working. Substance free 01.11Working. Substance free

9 Wendy Dawson 01.11Working. Substance free 03.11Working. Substance free 03.11Working Substance free Stage 5Working Substance free Stage 5Working. Substance free Stage 5Looking for work. Substance free Stage 5Looking for work. Substance free Stage 5Working. Substance free Stage 5Looking for work. Substance free Stage 5Looking for work. Substance free Stage 5Looking for work. Substance free

10 Wendy Dawson We provide:- educational, training and voluntary work experience opportunities educational, training and voluntary work experience opportunities complementary therapy, Reiki, reflexology, auricular acupuncture and smoking cessation complementary therapy, Reiki, reflexology, auricular acupuncture and smoking cessation Residents tell us all helps to assist in their recovery process.

11 Wendy Dawson we were one of the first residential providers to develop a comprehensive Aftercare Team we were one of the first residential providers to develop a comprehensive Aftercare Team Residents tell us this is what makes the difference from other forms of treatment they have experienced and why they chose to come to the Ley Community for recovery. Residents tell us this is what makes the difference from other forms of treatment they have experienced and why they chose to come to the Ley Community for recovery.

12 Wendy Dawson Many commissioners were falsely guided to believe residential rehabs are expensive when in actual fact we are far less expensive than maintaining someone on a methadone script for 15, 20 years. Many commissioners were falsely guided to believe residential rehabs are expensive when in actual fact we are far less expensive than maintaining someone on a methadone script for 15, 20 years. Lack of knowledge or understanding of our recovery model by commissioners unless of course they visit, meet residents and then we secure placements. Lack of knowledge or understanding of our recovery model by commissioners unless of course they visit, meet residents and then we secure placements. The new Drugs strategy is encouraging but we are in danger of becoming swamped in rhetoric about the word recovery and competition with community based services when in reality there is a £570 million budget surely this is enough to give someone who wants recovery an opportunity and choice to engage in residential and or community based intervention. The new Drugs strategy is encouraging but we are in danger of becoming swamped in rhetoric about the word recovery and competition with community based services when in reality there is a £570 million budget surely this is enough to give someone who wants recovery an opportunity and choice to engage in residential and or community based intervention. Funding Challenges

13 Wendy Dawson Recovery is a reality through our residential programme


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