THOMAS House is a well-established, pleasant building, set in peaceful gardens, in the Lower Broughton area of Salford. THOMAS House can accommodate 7 males at one time.
THOMAS House was found to be fully compliant at its first Care Quality Council inspection in early 2013. (CQC no longer awards grades at inspection.)
THOMAS House provides a challenging but caring environment for men to effectively address their drug & alcohol problems. It offers service users the opportunity to rebuild their lives by finding a solution to addiction and providing the tools and life skills to enjoy a life through recovery.
We appreciate that those who have had a life in active addiction will need a high degree of support to recover; we address this through an intense group dynamic programme where the process of repairing self-esteem, dignity & relationships begins. The programme of rehabilitation, support intervention and advice is designed to transform lives. The primary programme is typically 13 weeks, but may last longer depending on individual need. This is then followed by the option of a further support in semi-independent accommodation.
THOMAS House is a community in which residents play an essential, leading part by actively contributing to the day to day running of the house, including cleaning & cooking, as part of the therapeutic programme. Residents participate in decision making and the support of fellow residents through regular house meetings and peer evaluation sessions. The community reflects personal and social responsibility. Peer influence is central to this process as it holds the group dynamic together where people learn to live within social norms and develop more effective social skills.
Leisure activities are organized and supervised. These include walks, gym visits, shopping (at specified times), football, swimming, cycling, table tennis. Education and practical learning activities are organised in partnership with the Broughton Trust.
The THOMAS programme is a powerful combination of interventions combining the 12 Steps with group work, cognitive and psychotherapy techniques and coping & living skills.
All service users are provided with counselling on a one to one basis by a qualified therapist. This affords the opportunity to explore issues and gain insight into them in order to further deal with complex issues in their lives.
Each resident is assigned a qualified key worker who works regularly with them on their development and progress through the programme. Specifically the Key Worker provides the service user with a care-support plan which is reviewed weekly in 1 to 1 sessions.
Residents have access to mentoring support from former THOMAS service users.