The New Chandos Rehab Programme
After very successful trials Chandos centre for men, has now established its cutting edge ‘hit the deck running’ course of treatment . This new, more focused and strategic treatment package admits clients either during or immediately after detox. In the true spirit that defines Chandos we will continue to provide free pre and post treatment support for as long as it is required.
The primary purpose of Chandos House is to provide a constructive, supportive space where high quality interventions allow Men to integrate Mind, Body and Soul. To provide a place where Men learn how to be Men with Self esteem, Potential and Life purpose.
The Core Values at Chandos House are Transformation of the Self, Empathy and Compassion. No harm to self or others. Respect, Dignity, Love, Honesty, Risk taking, Responsibility, Challenge, Inclusivity and Celebration of Diversity.
Our unique competencies are having a diverse, multi-disciplinary range of evidenced based interventions, which are innovative, responsive, exciting, wholistic and demanding. Providing a whole person approach, dealing with the thoughts, feelings and actions associated with addiction and addictive behaviour and which allow a greater range of opportunities for engagement with self and the world.
Our organisation focuses on using the skills, knowledge, talents and experience of the community of residents and staff at Chandos House to enable the Men of Chandos to become fully functioning and productive members of society again.
“When we are successful in achieving our purpose, carrying out our strategy and living out our core values, what would we see, feel and hear?”
We would see Men, full of energy and laughter, being honest with themselves and each other. We would see Men being appropriately assertive with clear, strong voices taking responsibility for themselves and others. Men pleased to be alive and fully engaged with creating the best possible future, getting ready to take on board the roles they had previously abandoned. Men ready to celebrate becoming better friends, partners, family members and wage earners.
A vibrant, wise community of Men, striving to be their very best, embracing change.
“Hit the Deck Running”
In order to implement the New Rehab Programme we have increased the Active Treatment Sessions, scheduling twice weekly 1-2-1 sessions, and four groups per day, tapering off as part of discharge planning and preparation.
All clients on completion of their welcome (7 days post detox) automatically become members of Bannatyne’s Health Club for 6 months. Bannatynes Website This enables them to maintain their on-going self-care in parallel with their post treatment support at Chandos.
All clients are encouraged to attend fellowship or SMART recovery meetings, as they provide ongoing support in the community.
The aims of the programme offered at Chandos are to ensure:
- That residents gain knowledge and understanding of the condition of addiction.
- That residents become aware of how the condition has manifested itself in their lives.
- That residents experience abstinence from mood-altering chemicals, including alcohol, as a reality.
- That residents learn how to relate, communicate and participate with others within the community in order to make and build new and healthy relationships.
- That residents are able to take greater personal responsibility for themselves and their recovery.
- That residents are able to work on their individual life plans.
- That residents begin to combat the social disablement of addiction by learning practical domestic skills (healthcare, financial management) and personal exploration, balanced with constructive recreation and relaxation.
- That residents are able to consolidate the changes made in their lives.
If the fundamental goal of rehabilitation is to help people to find satisfaction in living with others instead of addictions that supplement low self esteem such as drugs, alcohol, relationships, sex, rage, violence, gambling, work etc., we the helpers must support clients in giving up their need for omnipotence and control.
This is best achieved via sustained exposure to a new experience of a peer group identity, where the goal is stopping such behaviours and keeping them stopped, where the therapeutic value of support and identification of a fellow sufferer is unparalleled.
The aims of the programme will be achieved through group therapy, 1:1 keyworking, a range of complementary therapies, lectures, workshops, various written assignments and participation in therapeutic duties and house-based activities. Continuous Individual Assessment is made throughout a resident’s stay at Chandos, in which he takes an active part.
Move on Accommodation
Chandos House has move on accommodation, located in the Horfield area of Bristol.
This is an all male, six bedded shared accommodation, and provides residents with safe supported housing for a period of up to two years. Tenants are offered a weekly aftercare group at Chandos and one to one support as required, together with monthly house meetings.
We have a protocol in place with Bristol City Council housing department whereby all tenants at this address are prioritised in accordance with Bristol City’s priority housing policy. This ensures that tenants have access to qualitative, and appropriately accredited independent accommodation, when they have completed their time in supported housing.