RESETTLEMENT & RECOVERY SUPPORT

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Old hangouts may represent powerful emotional triggers which can raise the risk of relapse. For many people, a move back home is simply not an option.

For others, difficulties with family, problems with dealers, creditors or former associates’ means that a return home could put their recovery at risk. Some clients were homeless before treatment or may have come to us directly from prison.

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The Nelson Trust offers “low support” resettlement housing for clients as they complete treatment.  Sometimes referred to as “Move On” or “Third Stage” housing, our Resettlement service aims to be a stepping-stone between treatment and fully independent living.  For some clients we can offer a “tapered ending” to their treatment, moving into resettlement housing and completing their last few weeks of treatment on a part-time basis.

Clients do not necessarily have to have completed treatment at the Nelson Trust to be given a place in one of these houses, but they do need to be fully abstinent. All houses are mixed-gender and are based around the Stroud area, apart from one house which is situated in central Gloucester and provides eight self-contained flats. The smallest house provides accommodation for four clients whilst the others provide accommodation for five and six clients. The Trust employs a dedicated resettlement worker to support the clients on a daily basis.

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