St James House is an independent ‘third stage’ residential resource providing low level support for people in abstinence based recovery from addiction. The service opened in June 1999.
It offers supported housing for up to 24 months for people with a housing need who are maintaining an abstinence based recovery from addiction. In some circumstances individuals may be accepted who have not completed primary and secondary treatment.
Referrals are accepted from all agencies and from self referrals.
Full admission assessments will be required.
The House provides support for people who are in recovery from a substance dependency. 10 bed-sits are available with shared kitchen, dining and laundry areas.
Residents are expected to take part in 1 group per week and to work collaboratively to acquire the support to meet their needs.
There is also a requirement to take on Voluntary work and/or Further Education and Training. Our longterm aim is to encourage employment .
General Counselling is provided as required and residents can be referred on for specialist counselling.
Tenancies are available for up to 24 months.
Tenancy agreements will include a clause insisting on abstinence from all mood-altering substances.
Tenants will be expected to take individual responsibility for their own bedsit accommodation and also collective responsibility for communal areas.
The main aim is to provide good quality accommodation and support to single people who are in recovery from addiction.
Housing costs are met by claiming Housing Benefit and a contibution towards service charges from each resident.
Support Costs are met through Fundraising and Charitable donations.
Residents pay a weekly service charge as a contribution towards rental costs.