Each resident has his own key worker and personal recovery plan.
- Key working.
- Individual recovery plans.
- One to one weekly counselling.
- Group work:
- Start and share group each day that includes a daily check in.
- Life skills: weekly group looking at continued development of self esteem, assertiveness, relationship issues, managing anger and stress, and so on.
- 12 Steps: teaching and experiential
- Relapse prevention: weekly.
- Relapse prevention: encouragement to maintain and develop strategies learned through previous recovery programmes and attend AA/NA meetings
- Education and training:
- opportunity to improve skills in literacy, numeracy and IT, with the possibility of obtaining CLAiT qualification (see below for details)
- encouragement to undertake study with a view to improving self esteem and employment prospects e.g. at local colleges
- Life skills:
- Encouragement to live in a supportive and mutually beneficial way with other residents. There is a weekly here and now group where any current issue can be discussed.
- Advice on diet and health issues. Encouragement to attend local gym or other leisure/sport activities.
- Help with managing finances and budgeting.
- Work therapy: we encourage volunteering in the local community and other meaningful activities.
- Social and leisure activities on an occasional basis, including days out, quiz evenings, bowling trips etc.
- Creative therapy / personal development: the opportunity to try art, crafts and creative writing.
- Optional Christian basics group: offered at times, to look more deeply at the spiritual side of life.
Certificate/Diploma for IT Users Level 1 (New CLAiT)
At The Malthouse residents are offered the opportunity to develop computer skills, and to work towards the New CLAiT (part of ITQ) qualification. This is a renowned qualification and the skills gained will equip learners with the basic range of transferable skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace.
Family members provide a support system and it’s important that the person in recovery, their partner, family and their close relations fully understand each other’s role. Kenward Family Services can also help the family members or close friends even if there is currently a relationship breakdown. Find out more here.
Sample Weekly Timetable
Staffing, Accommodation and Meals
Twenty four hour staff cover through live-in staff and emergency cover.
There are 8 single bedrooms. The work and living areas include:
- Group room
- Counselling rooms
- Computer training room
- T.V. lounge
- Dining room
- Shared bathrooms
- craft room
- wood workshop
- Large garden
Residents prepare their own meals.
What happens after The Malthouse?
Your move on and reintegration options will be explored during your time at the Malthouse, and one of them may be to continue with your recovery within the Kenward Trust’s services, with our supported housing projects. These move on houses offer regular support and you can stay up to 2 years while you remain abstinent and plan your new life, train or volunteer to gain skills, and benefit from peer support within the move on house and through local AA/NA meetings. Men have a choice of three locations: Maidstone, Southborough and Gravesend.
If you go back home or move on outside of our services, equipped to continue your recovery with what you have learnt during your programme, we are still at the end of a phone ready to offer informal support. We regularly welcome back ‘graduates’ who come and talk to current residents, which benefits everyone. And we encourage ‘graduates’ to tell us how they are doing – we receive many positive stories of lives transformed.
Here is a brief overview of our after care in this short extract from our film.
You can view all our films here.