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  1. Everyone Deserves a Second ChanceThe 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 Wendy Dawson 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 is a self-help programme • it is an abstinence programme • all residents secure full-time employment on the open job market • all residents move out into independent living, no longer ‘in treatment’ Wendy Dawson Wendy Dawson

  3. 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 Wendy Dawson

  4. 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.  Wendy Dawson

  5. 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 1:00pm Intensive 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. 3:30pm Time to reflect after therapy groups with a peer(s) and various team building and trust exercises may be structured in 5:00pmDinner 5:30pm Free time to relax, write up daily diaries, write letters home, and talk to peers 6:30pm Evening activities: a range of therapeutic activities (often light hearted trust games) and/or outdoor games depending on weather. 9:00pm Supper 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. A typical day in a resident’s life at the Ley Community Wendy Dawson

  6. 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. Wendy Dawson

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

  8. Tracking Report April 2010 - March 2011 Wendy Dawson

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

  11. 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. Wendy Dawson

  12. Funding Challenges • 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. • 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. Wendy Dawson

  13. Recovery is a reality through our residential programme Wendy Dawson