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NOREEN OLIVER MBE FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER THE BAC O’CONNOR CENTRES, STAFFORDSHIRE. CHAIR –RGUK (RECOVERY GROUP UK) Recovery begins the day that a service user walks through the door of any service Recovery is an individualised journey that has many routes in and out, with many detours. Recovery is about change, doing something different. Drug & alcohol services working in silos No Integration of services No respect of the value of Partnerships No Collaboration No Ownership by commissioner’s - a blank cheque Out of County – relocate or return with no support system Local Professionals had never seen recovery Family – sitting outside the process Community Rehab built on and incorporated into the current system - across the Tiers. Collaborators in a seamless whole systems approach, removing silos of Tiers Sharing of resources, information and experience. Ownership by Commissioners, GP’s, Police Challenging the historical model of residential - choice in County -out of County Partnerships with agencies who historically sit outside the treatment sector. Community ownership of the Recovery Journey COMMUNICATION ! A model that does not divide the treatment sector A model that is inclusive, not exclusive A model that unites us and places the service users aspirations at the heart of delivery A model that will enable us to move the Drug & Alcohol debate forward – in that no-one size fits all and the Recovery Journey begins when a service user walks through any of our doors A model that is commissioned to provide choice, promote ambition and offers equality in service provision. The Integrated Community Model Community drug team, service users, RIOT & BAC Preparing for rehab What to expect Immediate issues Boundaries Goals & Aspirations Research - Preparation is key Medically supervised detoxification services in this unit. 4 Beds JCU – Drugs 2 Beds PBC – Alcohol Shared care – Community Drug Team, Hospital, MHU – All referral Points Daily Complimentary Therapy BBV Screening / immunisation - Addaction Physical & Mental Health Needs CMHT, Queens Hosp,, GP. Nutritional needs Care -plan – Holistic Needs Introduction to Key Therapist Riot/ Peer mentor Light Motivational Therapy / Aspirations Wrap around needs _ Housing, Debts – Trent & Dove, CAB, Debtors Team – Specialist Doctor ( MHT & BAC) RMN & RGN’s, Support workers – input from team The therapy provided at the BAC O’Connor Centres is an evidence based structured programme. Therapist are BACP, Degree level or working towards a degree. Accredited Therauptic Supervisors Structured one to one, Group Therapy, Gender groups, Art Therapy, Educational workshops, _ Denial, responsibility, causes & effects of substance misuse, consequences, relationships Specialised fields – Abuse, Bereavement, Family, Anger management, Gender Issues, Relationships, Assertiveness Complimentary Therapy – acupuncture, Reflexology, Relaxation, meditation, Reiki, massage Nutrition,– in house Nutritional needs within a budget & cooking, from week 6 Physical fitness & Health – Gym Social development & Network – outside support groups, , Social activities - 5 aside football ( RIOT) Weekly family therapeutic group One – to – one therapy Client and family co-joints Children & Families Parenting Classes – Future need highlighted by recent service users board. Housing – Good Tenancy modular programme – Trent & Dove Managing Debts- Budgeting – in House & CAB Independent Living Skills – in house & Trent & Dove Assertiveness/ Motivation _ In House Social/ Support Network – AA/NA – Ex service user’s group Nutrition/ Healthy living/ - East Staffs PCT/in House Chef Building a Structure for living in the Community CV’s Interviews – Role play - in house/Rotary Literacy & Numeracy skills, Collage, NVQ’s and recognised qualifications – Derby/ Burton Collage Life Skills – Derby/ Burton Collage Voluntary/ Work placements- Voluntary Bureau/ YMCA/ Staffordshire County Council – Local Employers Outside activities – sport, social activities. Semi independent flats – 2- 6 months licence Key Deposits, Semi integration into the community Service users live independently – pay their own bill, Electric metres, food, cooking etc Have the support of the rehabilitation unit Weekly Aftercare/ one to one’s Work placements/further Education/ voluntary work Use of facilities i.e. Gym Participation in Social activities Move on – Guaranteed move on flat. Floating Support to support individuals with the preparation and transition into independent living in the community in with follow up in the community for 2 years Weekly aftercare evening programme One to One’s - when required Mutual Aid support groups Family Group RIOT R.I.O.T (Recovery Is Out There) R.I.O.T is a service user forum run and maintained by service users. Its primary objectives are to provide a support service for service users, going into or having been through recovery to communicate developments in treatment to advocate abstinence and to promote this effectively at all levels, locally and nationally. R.I.O.T works within the Community Drug & alcohol teams, DRR, Prolific, A&E, Cells, HMP and schools 50% of staff at BAC O’Connor are ex Service users who have gone onto to qualify to NVQ, Diploma or degree level. A Service User Cafe & training venue - providing a service to the community A training venue - partnerships – A range of NVQ’s, & qualifications Paid employment – 12 months A gym Complimentary Therapy Chill out quiet meeting rooms - Fellowship meetings A social safe outlet A community Partnership Providers Partnership Board - Service User Board– Feeds into & sits on Strategic Partnership Board / JCU OWNERSHIP Service users Families All Services Commissioners The whole Community Partnerships ! Noreen Oliver MBE Founder & CEO The BAC O’Connor Centres Staffordshire www.bacandoconnor.co.uk email@example.com
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