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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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FAQ

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.

What We Do

Addiction is an ever growing problem in the UK and indeed around the world today. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol problem you are not alone.

The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) statistics report presents information on adults (aged 18 and over) who were receiving help in England for problems with drugs and alcohol during the period of 2017 to 2018.

There were 268,390 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in 2017 to 2018; which is a 4% reduction from the previous year (279,793). This is undoubtedly a huge number of individuals who are actively seeking help for an addiction problem. The reality is that there are many more who do not seek help. Out of those that do, they find that the NHS services fall horrendously short in terms of treatment times, quality of care, treatment intensity and ongoing support in recovery.

Providing A Bridge To Normal Living From Active Addiction

Second living room

PCP provide specialist professional drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation through our four premiere established rehab facilities in the UK. However, we have recognised the need for supported housing was not being met by the government or the private addiction treatment sector and so we founded PCP Supported Housing as a registered charity.

We help individuals from all walks of life who are suffering with a drug or alcohol problem and want professional help and treatment. Our care doesn’t stop when inpatient rehab does. Our patients have the opportunity to benefit from our supported housing as a bridge to normal living.

Whilst residing within our supported living accomodation residents receive regular one to one key work sessions with a dedicated key worker. The purpose of these sessions is to identify any problems they may be experiencing and to provide a safe place where the individual can speak in confidence and receive help and support where needed.

In addition to regular keywork sessions, residents that have completed a treatment programme within one of our rehabs are invited to attend weekly aftercare sessions. PCP also hold community meetings to keep a check on any issues or queries that our residents may have.

This three tier method of addiction treatment works, and don’t just take our word for it!

Supported Housing Resident Testimonials

When I arrived at PCP I had all my worldly belongings in two black bin liners. I had lost my job and my home through my alcohol addiction. Getting sober seemed pretty futile but I knew I was dying. PCP detox and rehabilitated me, I then received funding for secondary care and applied for their supported housing.

Nearly a year on I’m still in supported housing but just waiting for my own flat. My life today is unrecognisable from what it was. I shudder when I think of how I used to live, I never thought what I have now was even possible to achieve.

I literally owe PCP my life. I have a voluntary job which I love, good friends in recovery that have my back no matter what and continued support from PCP. I have even made good progress in mending my relationships with my family. My future looks bright and to think that only a year ago I was staring death in the face. Miracles do happen and i am one of the lucky ones” Tania.

“I completed my 12 week treatment programme for cocaine addiction in 2015 - I knew in my heart I was nowhere near ready to return to my home back in London. My cocaine use had separated me from everyone; I ended up alone in my apartment using day in day out. It wasn’t a life it was an existence and a very painful and miserable one at that.

Thank God I was able to move into PCP’s supported housing. It definitely stopped me from reverting back to my old destructive ways of coping with life. I stayed in Luton supported housing for a year before relocating and have very fond memories of my time there.

I am now a trained and qualified addiction counsellor and adore my work. I feel i’ve only achieved this through the unlimited support and encouragement shown to me by PCP. They believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.

I absolutely love my life in recovery today. I am excited for what each new day brings and feel I am able to really make a positive difference to others still struggling with addiction” Tony.

We have numerous testimonials from residents who have thrived in our supported housing and gone on to achieve great things for themselves - clean and sober. Nothing makes us happier than to know that we are making a difference and saving lives.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/substance-misuse-treatment-for-adults-statistics-2017-to-2018/alcohol-and-drug-treatment-for-adults-statistics-summary-2017-to-2018