St Edmunds Charity is a housing resettlement project that provides housing in the form of individual, self contained flats for vulnerable adults in abstinence based recovery from alcohol/drug related abuse or metal health related issues.

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Living and Housing Resettlement

 

St Edmunds Charity offers living and housing resettlement for both men and women whose lives have been primarily impaired by alcohol/substance misuse and other vulnerable groups who have an identified need for longer term support to enable a successful return to independent community living.

Supported accommodation is provided for both men and women whose lives have been primarily impaired by alcohol/substance misuse and other vulnerable groups who have an identified need for longer term support to enable a successful return to independent community living. The prime aim of the project will be to allow the service users to maximise their full potential by assisting them to plan an effective, positive and realistic personal housing and living resettlement support plan, whilst continuing to live alcohol/substance free.

Each of the fourteen flats at St Edmunds Court are self contained and fully furnished. They have a double bedroom, bathroom, living room and open plan kitchen/dining area with central heating and are double glazed. There are laundry facilities on the premises at number 110 along with a communal meeting room lounge, study room with PC/broadband connection, fully equipped careers suite, combined dining kitchen, pool room and other leisure facilities available. Staff and support facilities are also on the lower level of number 110. We also provide an environment to assist service users with their drug or alcohol recovery program.

Living and Housing Resettlement

 

St Edmunds Charity offers living and housing resettlement for both men and women whose lives have been primarily impaired by alcohol/substance misuse and other vulnerable groups who have an identified need for longer term support to enable a successful return to independent community living.

Supported accommodation is provided for both men and women whose lives have been primarily impaired by alcohol/substance misuse and other vulnerable groups who have an identified need for longer term support to enable a successful return to independent community living. The prime aim of the project will be to allow the service users to maximise their full potential by assisting them to plan an effective, positive and realistic personal housing and living resettlement support plan, whilst continuing to live alcohol/substance free.

Each of the fourteen flats at St Edmunds Court are self contained and fully furnished. They have a double bedroom, bathroom, living room and open plan kitchen/dining area with central heating and are double glazed. There are laundry facilities on the premises at number 110 along with a communal meeting room lounge, study room with PC/broadband connection, fully equipped careers suite, combined dining kitchen, pool room and other leisure facilities available. Staff and support facilities are also on the lower level of number 110. We also provide an environment to assist service users with heir drug and alcohol recovery program.

Criteria for Admission

Prospective service users would need to:

  • Be eligible to receive Housing Benefit and participate in the support programme at the project.
  • Be completely alcohol/substance free for a minimum of 13 weeks  Have a commitment to ongoing abstinence
  • Be willing to sign a Licence Agreement and compile & undertake a housing and living  support plan and attend house and self help groups.

REFERRALS Referrals are accepted from all primary care/support workers, along with self referrals and acceptance is subject to an individual assessment. Referrers Guide

Contact

Email: stedmundscharity@gmail.com

CHARITY No 1061509    Registered in England 3303543

Resettlement Project

 

We all have a need for positive, constructive change and personal development in our lives. St Edmunds Charity offers a dry project facility for people who are coming to terms with a life without alcohol / substances.

This second stage project will cater for men and women in the intermediate stages of recovery who have identified the need for a safe, supportive, dry / clean environment – to enable them to identify and address their personal goals.

With the help of the staff and their peers, service users will learn to accept sobriety as a positive life choice – to form positive relationships – to develop personal self esteem via a personal housing support plan. Service users are encouraged to further their education, develop craft skills and new hobbies, undertake voluntary work (which could ultimately lead to financial independence) and practice their religious beliefs.

 

 

Aims and Objectives

 

The prime aim of the unit will be to empower the individual to maximise their full potential, by assisting them to plan an effective, positive and realistic personal resettlement plan, whilst continuing to live alcohol & substance free.

 

Philosophy

 

The supported flat scheme at St Edmunds Court has been designed to recognise the needs of people with alcohol / substance abuse problems on the edge of complete autonomy.

Recognising the need for a gradual diminution of supervision and control, the resettlement unit will assist the individual to develop an effective personal strategy for coping with major life changes.

The transitional period of moving from a residential care, or other structured living situation, into independent living is rarely smooth and continuous. For people already in the process of making the transition from drinking to a clean & sober lifestyle the additional transition of moving on indicates a highly intensified degree and rate of change. All major transitions involve high rates of stress, which have a direct impact upon the way people react, the way they feel and the way they behave.

Encountering major changes, many people experience adaptation problems during the transitional process, often resulting in crisis and relapse situations. It is therefore essential that adequate preparation be made to buffer service users at the pre-transitional stage.

Experience has shown that adequate and appropriate resources that offer support can do much to maximise successful integration into independent community living.