Life at Silkworth Lodge
This section will give you some basic information and the restrictions you will experience whilst resident in Silkworth Lodge.
Whilst you are in treatment some of your freedom will be restricted. This is to help you recover and will be for you own benefit.
When you arrive
You will be greeted by a counsellor who will introduce you to the rest of your house peers and will provide you with an information pack which covers everything you need to know in regards to the house. A key worker and buddy are allocated to each new client when they arrive. The buddy is also on the programme and has a key role in the first days after admission in helping the new client feel welcome.
Silkworth Lodge can sleep up to 12 people at any one time. Clients will have their own room or share a twin. Various boundaries are in place to assure each client’s privacy and dignity. Clients are expected to respect the house and the rules and regulations within it.
The food is provided by our excellent chef Manuel who comes with a wealth of experience through working previously in first class restaurants. Manuel understands the importance of good nutrition which is a vital part of recovery.
Physical exercise is an important part of rehabilitation. We have membership for Active Leisure at Fort Regent and attend twice a week as part of your routine
All staff and those who come in to the lodge are bound by a code of confidentiality, except when to do so would put someone else in danger.