Following treatment in Silkworth Lodge we offer clients the opportunity to go into our half way house. This approach gives the client the option of having more flexibility in daily life but with the support required.
28 West Park Avenue
When clients have completed primary rehabilitation at Silkworth Lodge they have the option of going into one of our properties. Depending on the individual the option of going into secondary treatment can be extremely beneficial. Unlike primary treatment secondary treatment encourages the client to live a more independent lifestyle but with 24 hour support should it be required. All clients in the half way house can attend a daily therapeutic group to discuss how they are getting on and any issues they are facing.
Our half way house is a communal house, therefore , the clients work as part of a team to look after their living space, take turns in cooking and have their individual daily duties. It is important that the house pull together as a team as this assists the clients in their relationship, communication and social skills. We also encourage the clients to look after themselves and their surroundings. It is a gentle approach to independent living and over time the client builds his/her confidence in their new found life without alcohol or drugs.
28 West Park Avenue staffed 24 hours per day so the clients have constant support if required.
26 West Park Avenue
Following a stay in the half way house, clients can then move into our other property which is made up of individual self-contained units whereby the client has more space to call their own and in here they need to take more responsibility for themselves such as do their own cooking and cleaning. Although this house is not staffed they still have the option of using the support next door at No. 28 West Park Avenue.
As you can see from our properties we provide a very appropriate but gentle route in assisting our clients to edge their way back into society with appropriate support from ourselves. Pushing a client back into the community too soon in recovery can have detrimental effects.
Support for Channel Islanders continues after completion of the programme.
The counsellors of Silkworth Lodge encourage jersey clients to return weekly
to consider the challenges they have experienced that week and how these
can be met positively to maintain their sobriety. All clients are also encouraged
to attend self help groups. In Guernsey the Silkworth Lodge counsellors
provide support fortnightly.