Right at Home’s Central London branch has become the first regulated care business in the capital to support drug and alcohol addiction recovery.
The new Addiction Recovery Support service is targeted at adults post in-patient rehabilitation or detox to help with life management skills, harm prevention and relapse prevention.
Right at Home Central London has worked with addition and mental health advocate Matt Thomas to develop the programme over several months.
Their work included training staff on addition support, as well as HIV and suicide awareness and the 15 industry Care Certificate standards.
Bryan McMorrine, managing director of Right at Home Central London, commented: “The market appears to lack affordable in-home support for addicts in recovery. Many return home after an in-patient rehabilitation stay and need support to regain their basic life skills and feel confident to live at home whilst staying clean and sober.
“We are not a replacement for counsellors or peer-group support, but rather a compliment to provide the emotional and practical support for clients to rebuild their lives and avoid relapse.
“This type of service is very popular in the USA under the terms ‘Sober Companionship’ or ‘Recovery Coach’ but we are the first in London to take the high standards from our regulated services and maintain these across such an offering. Our team’s training far expands on the traditional training for such roles.”
Right at Home has won several awards for its services, including Homecare Provider of the Year – Central London at the Global Health & Pharma’s 2019 Social Care Awards.
And in October, the service became the first organisation in the UK to achieve the Pride in Care quality standard for providing quality care and support to LGBT+ people over the age of 50.
The business has also recently launched a Dementia Friendly Cleaning service in response to demand from clients for a one-off and weekly domestic cleaning service.