Community Stabilisation

As you may have already read, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem and we can’t do that for you.  However, we can help you with every step from there and our community stabilisation may be one of the first things we can help with.

The TBRP Community Stabilisation service is an early intervention with the aim of increasing the likelihood of you being able to stabilise on your medication by providing a platform to reduce excessive drug and alcohol abuse in a safe, supportive, structured environment where everyone is respected and included.

The service is for people who have a primary problem with:

  • Opiate use, particularly herion
  • Stimulants such as crack cocaine
  • Polydrug use, relating to a combination of drugs and/or alcohol

The service is ideal for clients who have difficulty controlling or eliminating their drug or alcohol use in the community and are using substances on top of prescribed medications such as methadone or Subutex (buprenorphine), including people:

  • who have tried and railed community-based treatment programmes
  • whose social circumstances make it difficult to complete community-based programmes
  • who use a variety of different substances at the same time
  • who are using street drugs on top of prescribed medication

What is the Stabilisation Centre?

The Basement Recovery Project Community Stabilisation Centre is a safe, secure, practical and supported residential accommodation for people who have been assessed to be low risk and who wish to participate in a stabilisation programme.

All of our staff members are specifically trained for their work in the Stabilisation Centre. The Centre has 24/7 support staff and a stabilisation manager, as well as a team of volunteers, all of whom are in recovery from addiction. In addition, we have an out of hours qualified nurse for advice and guidance.

TBRP will aim to provide continued support to help you complete your stabilisation programme. Clients will be expected to participate in all therapeutic sessions made available to them. Your care plan will seek to enable both you and us, to best address the needs that were identified through the referral and assessment process.

What can a client can expect?

  • You will have a stabilisation support worker who can arrange one-to-one support sessions with you, but you can ask for support at any time.
  • You will have a Client Contract, which sets out our obligations to you and your responsibilities to us with regard to your support and accommodation.
  • You have a right to privacy, however, random supervised spot checks of your room may be carried out from time to time.
  • You will have a stabilisation plan, which will be reviewed daily to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
  • You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and without discrimination.
  • We will give you the opportunity to receive information about the cultural, spiritual and religious resources available in the area.
  • We will consult you about the service we provide and any changes we propose and we will ask for feedback about your experience.
  • You will be supported by people in recovery; people who have been where you are now and know what you are going through.

Summary of Services

The atmosphere in all the Basement Recovery Project’s services is warm, supportive and welcoming. We approach each client’s treatment holistically and collaboratively. Our accommodation provides a safe and friendly environment in which clients can build confidence and motivation whilst addressing their own particular difficulties with addiction.


  • 3 x spacious fully furnished double bedrooms
  • 1 x shower room
  • 1 x shower room + bathroom
  • 2 x toilets
  • 1 x occupied staff room and office
  • Fitted modern kitchen and dining room
  • Fully equipped lounge

Therapeutic Sessions Offered:

  • Here and Now
  • Light Exercise
  • Relaxation
  • Mutual Aid
  • Therapeutic Duties
  • House Meetings
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Harm Minimisation
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing

… and more

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