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Supporting Recovery
in the South East & Midlands
08000 380 480
info@pcphousing.org.uk
PCP Housing (Head Office)
17-21 Hastings Street, Luton,
Bedfordshire,
LU1 5BE.

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What type of accommodation does PCP Housing provide?

A single room in a shared house with communal kitchen & living area.

How is PCP Housing funded

PCP Housing is funded through housing benefit payments. It is likely that you will need to have an active claim for JSA, ESA or similar state benefits in order to qualify.

Am I responsible for Utilities, Council Tax, TV Licence?

No these are included in the housing benefit claim.

What furniture is provided?

PCP Housing will provide all essential furniture, white goods and TV etc in the communal area.

Am I allowed visitors?

Yes - however to maintain a safe living environment overnight stay is not permitted.

What happens if I drink alcohol or use drugs?

You will immediately be asked to leave.

How long can I stay for?

There is no limit to the amount of time you can stay. However, our goal is to help you move towards fully independent living.

Eligibility Requirements - How do I qualify for PCP Supported Housing?

Problems with Drugs & Alcohol

If you have past or present problems with drugs or alcohol, PCP Housing can help with recovery.

Proof of Identity

You must be able to provide a valid form of identification. Driving licenses, passports & birth certificates are accepted.

Proof of Benefits

It is likely that you’ll need to have proof of an active claim for universal credit, JSA, ESA, or similar state benefits.

PCP Housing Suitability Assessment

You will need to complete the PCP Housing Suitability Assessment in order to apply.

If you qualify for PCP Supported Housing, you could get the keys to your new front door and start the road to recovery within just 24 hours!

Why Choose PCP Supported Housing for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction?

PCP Housing provides long term support for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Our mission is to help you move towards independent living and become self supporting members of the community.

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Supported housing accommodation can play an important role in transitioning from active drug addiction and alcoholism to daily living and reintegrating back into the community clean and sober..

Our supported living houses are designed to assist patients that are in recovery from drugs and alcohol and are in the early and vulnerable stages of their recovery.

PCP are passionate not only about helping addicts and alcoholics to get clean and sober through our CQC registered rehabs but also to stay clean and sober. Staying in recovery and not relapsing is the hardest part of recovery from addiction.

Continued Addiction Support and Treatment After Rehab

It is important to understand when treating addiction of any kind that there is no quick fix or magic pill that makes the addiction go away. Addiction is a life threatening disease and removing the alcohol and drugs is only the very beginning.

The early days of recovery from addiction can be very daunting especially for an individual who does not have a good support system back home. For some, returning back to their home town can be dangerous and even threaten their recovery from drugs and alcohol.

There may be unfinished business with dealers, ill feeling amongst family members, and the only support system previously in place was the company of other alcoholics or drug addicts. Is it any wonder that so many relapse on returning back home after drug and alcohol treatment?

PCP wanted to change this by offering continued rehab support and treatment in the community for those that need additional time to readjust to their new life. We have achieved this through our therapeutic community of supported living houses - officially registered as a charity.

Who Needs Supported Living Accomodation?

Many alcoholics and drug addicts come to our rehabs rootless and homeless. As a result of their addiction they have sadly lost everything. The good news is that through PCP’s supported housing project we can assist them in recreating their lives; all the time providing support, advice and guidance each and every step of the way.

You Don’t Have To Do Addiction Recovery On Your Own!

There are many individuals who benefit from staying in supported housing for people in recovery from addiction including:

  • Those living with a partner or family member who is still in active addiction or alcoholism
  • Those who have an abusive relationship with a partner back home
  • Those who would be harassed by drug dealers or old drinking friends
  • Those who suffer from mental health dual diagnosis illness and require additional support
  • Those that are lacking in life skills due to addiction and want to learn how to live independently
  • Those that fear returning home too quickly would lead to relapse
  • Those that have volatile or strained relationships with family members and loved ones back home
  • Those that thrive in a communal living and supported living environment
  • Those that are prone to isolating and find it difficult to ask for help
  • Those that have undergone a long hard detox and need additional time to mentally and physically recover
  • Those that want to ensure their recovery has unshakeable foundations before returning back home.

There are many more reasons as to why a particular person would benefit from extended rehab care in the community through our supported housing project. If you are wondering whether this would be of benefit to you, please do not hesitate to call us.

Each application is judged on its own merits and we consider applications from any individual who is in recovery and wants the added support of our housing project.

The Benefits of Supported Housing Accommodation for People in Recovery From Drugs and Alcohol

PCP’s supported housing is a very unique project that is available to all in recovery, whether it be from alcohol or drugs. It offers numerous benefits:

  • Provides a bridge between inpatient treatment and the “real world” also referred to as a “halfway house”
  • Encourages residents to develop healthy coping skills and strategies
  • Provides the opportunity for residents to put into practice what they have learned in inpatient rehab within a safe and supportive environment
  • Prevents residents from isolating and returning back to their old ways
  • Includes randomised alcohol and drug testing to ensure the houses are kept safe
  • All houses are placed within walking distance of the rehab so residents can still choose to attend groups or volunteer at our rehab.
  • Encourages the development of essential life skills required for independent living
  • Solidifies recovery as our supported houses are within walking distance of local 12 step meetings and drug and alcohol community teams
  • Residents can start to rebuild relationships with family members and loved ones without jeopardising their recovery
  • Receive support, keywork sessions and aftercare within our therapeutic community
  • Professional support is readily available 247

Continued Growth And Development In Third Stage Rehab

All residents that stay within our supported living accommodation are considered to be in the third and final stage of rehab treatment. The majority will have completed an inpatient primary care programme and many a secondary care rehab programme, although this is not always the case.

All third stage rehab clients are required to adhere to a treatment contract whilst in our extended care to ensure that they are making the most of the professional addiction support made available to them.

There will be the opportunity to study further education, volunteer, embark on a training scheme, learn new skills or work part time. All of these activities enhance an individual’s recovery, enable growth and encourage development.

Addiction lends to some very unhealthy coping strategies that will have served an individual well whilst in active addiction. In recovery these dysfunctional coping strategies have no place and can severely hinder and threaten an individual’s recovery.

Our supported living accommodation situated within a therapeutic community teaches our residents how to live with others, how to communicate effectively and assists in improving social skills.

What Our Supported Living Houses Have To Offer

Our supported living houses each accommodate between 5 and 7 residents at any one time on average. They are all located within reasonable distance from each other and within walking distance from our rehab to create a supportive therapeutic community.

Each house is tastefully decorated, spacious and each person has their own bedroom with shared living room and kitchen space. The houses are fully furnished to a good standard. Most houses have more that one bathroom facility and some have ensuite facilities. Our supported living houses for individuals in recovery also have a garden which residents have freedom to enjoy and cultivate if they wish.

Our goal is to create a home from home environment that offers freedom and comfort combined with support so that our residents feel safe and supported whilst they continue to work on their recovery and make progress in all other areas of their lives.

Therapeutic Community - Safe And Supported

PCP offer weekly therapeutic community meetings, individual keywork sessions and aftercare which all residents are requested to attend. Our community meetings provide a safe space for any difficulties within the houses to be resolved amicably and effectively with a facilitators help.

At PCP we do our utmost to try and match houses and people that we feel have things in common and would get on well. As much as possible we keep our houses gender seperated to avoid any discomfort or complications.

Our priority is to help each resident to grow in their recovery to a point where they feel comfortable and confident enough to return back home or relocate to a new home. We often help our residents to progress into independent living after their stay with us.

For more information on our supported housing for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol please download our brochure or contact us directly.