Your right to an assessment
We accept referrals from all relevant statutory and voluntary organisations, such as Community Drug and Alcohol Teams, Care Managers. DTTO employees, Probation, Courts, Arrest Referral Schemes as well as from individuals, provided there is the probability of a bed becoming available within the following 6 weeks.
We offer on site assessment within 2 weeks of a referral being received, however this will not take place is the client arrives a thorough assessment being completed, or arrives in a condition which poses a threat to other clients. For clients in custody a phone assessment will be offered as soon as possible baring in mind the limitations placed on the client by the prison routine and the daily timetable of treatment, at a time convenient to all parties.
After the assessment, the staff team will review all the information received and a decision will be taken as to whether or not we feel we can meet the needs of the client. The offer of a bed is based on this decision.
Where a bed is not offered, a reason will be given, either to the client or to the referral agency, depending on who contacts us. Often, the agency will contact us on the client's next visit. Where possible, we will recommend an alternative facility.
Where a bed if offered, a date will be given within the following 6 weeks. Clients may also be offered the opportunity to come into treatment sooner if another client leaves treatment earlier than expected. Where ever possible we will work with the referral agency in order to admit a client directly from detox. A client will not be admitted if they arrive after having used sufficient alcohol or drugs to prevent a thorough admission procedure being completed.
Schedule 1 Offenders
In general we do not accept Schedule 1 offenders into our residential centres; however a decision can be made in individual circumstances based on accurate, full and current information being provided so that a full risk assessment for the community can be undertaken.
To make a referral
At StreetScene we centrally base our referral system via Patrick Gormley at Allington House; this ensures that a person can access the first available bed in any unit rather than waiting for a bed in a particular unit, if this is what they choose.
Please make contact with us by any of the following means:
By Post - Allington House, 46, Dean Park Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1QA
By Telephone -01202 467661
By Fax - 01202 293660
By Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drug of choice
- Any secondary need
- Service you are interested in
- Further information you may want
- Contact Details
What to Bring:
You may bring the following items with you, if you have a problem with any of them please tell our staff and we can help:
- Suitable indoor and outdoor clothing for a variety of seasons (remember you will be here for up to six months - the weather will change!).
- Night clothes.
- Personal toiletries.
- Writing materials for letters.
- Personal items such as photos etc. to make your room more homey.
Please ensure that you bring the following items:
- Any order books for benefits that you are entitled to.
- Contact addresses for your family, social worker, probation officer or other significant people.
- Any letters regarding legal or other problems which will arise during your stay at Allington.
- Any letters or information concerning any secondary diagnosis