This short film introduces the Naomi Project and some ex residents tell of their experience.
Opened in 2009, Naomi is an abstinence-based drug and alcohol residential recovery project for up to 9 women.
It is an intensive, structured group work based programme that deals with substance misuse and the underlying issues. Because this is quite a small group, the women become their own support network.
The programme operates by encouraging shared responsibility and client involvement in programme design. This ensures a constantly evolving and dynamic programme.
Depending on the individual’s needs, the length of stay can be varied and is generally between 3 and 6 months.
Naomi is set in a Georgian property found in the centre of the village of Hawkhurst in Kent. It is a very homely setting with modern facilities where women share the responsibilities and tasks of the running of the house and we encourage them to integrate into community and village life.
Amenities are close by including shops, restaurants, a park – which is ideal for visiting children – and a cinema.
“The Naomi Project offers a holistic, person centred programme in a comfortable and homely setting. On a recent placement, I was impressed by the care and extreme dedication of the staff team, who, in a situation of a family crisis, were proactive and creative in working in partnership with ourselves to identify a really positive multi agency solution. I would not hesitate in recommending the Naomi project as a rehab placement for women who wish to seek rehabilitation and recovery from alcohol or substance misuse issues.”
A Local Authority Care Manager
Continue to Programme to find out all about the project.