The Detox unit has a capacity of 11 beds. It is a low threshold** service targeted specifically at adults who are homeless and meet the criteria for admission*. The programme is of three weeks duration. There is a qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day who will support clients to manage their withdrawals safely. The key worker will provide case management support in liaison with the referral agent.
There is a daily group programme facilitated by the key worker. In addition, wraparound supports are provided, such as one-to-one counselling, health and wellbeing, literacy, personal development.
The whole process is guided by the Clinical Governance for Quality and Safety framework.
**Low Threshold – By ‘Low Threshold’ we mean that we do not set admission criteria which our client group cannot meet. Also the programme imposes minimal constraints and exercises a high degree of lenience to ensure that clients can complete the programme and achieve their goals. As a consequence we tend to work with those people often excluded from services due to medication management, poly substance misuse and associated behavioural issues.