Successful recovery for independent living
Within a safe, structured and caring setting away from the influence of alcohol our eclectic care philosophy encourages the discovery of the positive aspects of character that can help to restore individual self-esteem and confidence.
Honesty and self-discipline are both necessary for achieving freedom from dependency and we see purpose for the individual by encouraging self-discipline as a major life-changing resource.
Designed to improve quality of life, our alcohol abstinent and dedicated service promotes a review of previous attitudes, behaviours and lifestyles, to look at addiction with honesty and to develop the concept of successful sobriety.
We promote and respect self-esteem, individuality, independence, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of affairs. By providing reliable and practical support for social care problems and the development of personal fulfilment we empower more effective control over daily lives.
Qualified and dedicated staff committed to service excellence
With many years experience of work in the substance misuse field, the managers and staff have multi-disciplinary skills and qualifications in:
Education and Management
- Diploma in Education, University of Manchester
- Certificate in Education, the University of London and University of Leicester
- School Management Studies, University of Salford
- NVQ Assessor Level 3
- BA (Hons) in Fine Art
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- Certificate in Counselling, Exeter University
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Central School of Counselling Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention
- Introductory Course in Family Therapy, Assoc. Family Therapy (Exeter)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Open University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences, Open University
- Member of the British Psychology Society
Daily support is provided by two specialist counsellors for alcohol dependency and familiar with a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based interventions, a psychodynamic approach and art based therapy. Our care workers are experienced in residential work.
Respecting the need for dignity, confidentiality, trust and privacy care workers are skilled in dealing with the problems associated with addictive behaviour, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, physical disabilities and mental health problems.
Training and Qualifications
As an ‘Investor in People’ Assisi Community Care works towards excellence of service through the training provision it affords its staff. All care support workers are fully conversant with current legislation and have certificated qualifications in:
- BSc of Science (Hons) in Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills
- NVQ 3 Health and Social Care/Danos
- Health and Safety
- Food Hygiene
- First Aid
- Moving and Handling
- Diabetes Care
- Fire Safety
- Infection Control
Staff development is ongoing using the local college and distance learning. Induction and case study reviews are held that involve clinical and general issues to help give care support workers a clearer understanding of what quality care involves.
Training packages are developed using new policy legislation and care planning for monthly meetings along with clinical booklets referencing alcohol and liver disease, alcohol detoxification, Wernicke Korsakoff’s syndrome and information helpful for family members of the alcohol dependent.
Medication is administered by care workers who have the Safe Handling of Medicines Certificate and practice the guidance of the British Pharmaceutical Society for the control of prescribed drugs.
The option to self-administer is dependent on risk assessment. Prescriptions for controlled drugs are separately risk assessed.