The Prevention & Service Support Team, which is part of NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Addictions Service, is responsible for the development, co-ordination, delivery and facilitation of addiction related training events throughout Ayrshire and Arran. The team are based in Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran and North Ayrshire Council Addiction teams have merged together as one single team, North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS), within North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership. The service is based in Caley Court Stevenston and provision adheres to The Quality Principles Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services and the protection of personal health information.
Ward 5 is a residential unit, which provides a specialist service for men and women over the age of 16 who have an alcohol or drug addiction and mental health issue. The ward has 10 beds for residential care, 5 for rehabilitation and 5 for detoxification with 8 day care places available. It is situated with the grounds of Woodland View on the site of Ayrshire Central Hospital Irvine. Service provision adheres to The Quality Principles Standard Expectations of Care and Support in Drug and Alcohol Services and the protection of personal health information.
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Services
Prevention & Service Support Team (PSST)
The Prevention & Service Support team, which is part of NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Addictions Service, is responsible for the development, co-ordination, delivery and facilitation of addiction related training events throughout Ayrshire and Arran. Our activities include:
- An addiction-related, annual training calendar
- A flexible response to the individual training needs of the local area
- Support to Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI), Blood Borne Virus (BBV) and Area Drug Partnership (ADP) activities
- Co-ordination and facilitation for campaigns and initiatives in support of national and local agreed targets
- Supporting service development activities
Who to contact
Telephone: 01563 826223
North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS)
Caley Court Resource Centre, Moorpark Road West, Stevenston KA20 3HU
Telephone: 01294 476000
What has changed?
NHS Ayrshire & Arran and North Ayrshire Council Addiction teams have merged together as one single team, North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS), within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Who can refer to North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service?
Anyone can refer, including self-referrals and referral by any other professional or person who is asked to make a referral by someone who needs drug or alcohol support.
Referral to North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service by:
- In person
- GPs refer via Scigateway
- Referral form
Who will clients see?
Clients will be seen by different professionals covering a wide range of disciplines including registered nurses, social workers, addiction workers, support workers, occupational therapists, consultant psychiatrists, GPs and pharmacy prescribers.
What does this mean for clients?
Clients will be seen, by a qualified member of staff, within three weeks from referral. We will work with clients to complete an assessment based on strengths, goals and wishes. Clients will be involved in reviewing their recovery care plan: their family will be invited to be part of this process.
What support is available?
• A recovery approach tailored to specific needs with regular reviews
• A joint approach to help individuals identify recovery goals
• A range of group work programmes to help improve self-confidence and self-esteem
• A range of active recovery lifestyle balance groups, including creative arts, allotment, jogging, gym and soap making
• Support to stop taking drugs and alcohol
• Occupational Therapy support
• Social Work assessment and support
• Naloxone training and supply
• Regular support can include home visits and support to attend appointments
• Mental Health Services related treatment and support
• Physical and sexual health interventions
• Injecting equipment provision (needle exchange)
• Opiate replacement therapy medication prescribing and recovery support
Who does North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service work with?
We work with a wide range of partner organisations (including third and voluntary sector organisations) to support individual’s recovery. We will also link clients in with peer support groups and activities.
How will personal and clinical information be looked after?
Personal and clinical information about individuals and the care provided will be securely stored and held in our Health and Social Care Information Systems. It will only be viewed by our Health and Social Care staff involved in providing care. The appropriate viewing of information, within these secure Health and Social Care Information Systems, is routinely audited by our staff.
For the purposes of delivering personal health and social care services, information will be shared between North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership staff involved in an individual’s care. This will help ensure that care is better co-ordinated; information is easy to access and is focused on the best outcome for the individual.
In crisis and out of hour’s situations, other clinical staff from across Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnerships can, if required, access personal and clinical information without the need for consent. The Health and Social Care Partnerships staff will access information to help them decide how best to provide care for individuals.
Committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults
Ward 5, Woodland View
Ward 5 is a residential unit, which provides a specialist service for men and women over the age of 16 who have an alcohol or drug addiction and mental health issue. The ward has 10 beds for residential care 5 for rehabilitation and 5 for detoxification with 8 day care places available. It is situated within the grounds of Woodland View Irvine.
Ward 5 provides a flexible service based on the needs of each individual person. The main treatment is through group work, with each workshop designed to support each person on their road to recovery.
Treatments available consist of:
- A structured day programme
- A residential 4 week programme
- A 1 week detoxification programme
- Assessment of mental health and wellbeing
How can Ward 5 help you?
Alcohol and drug misuse can affect your physical and mental health, your relationships, your employment as well as your ability to cope with everyday life. Factors such as age, family support, lifestyle, personality and personal belief may also determine how drugs or alcohol affect you.
Recovery means different things to different people and no two people will have the same recovery journey. Your named nurse will use a number of methods to help you move towards understanding how to promote, support and interpret recovery from problematic substance use.
Experience has shown that recovery can be helped by giving you the tools to become active in your own health care. It is about having the belief, drive and commitment to know that you can and will recover control of your life.
Clearly, there are many factors which may help in your personal recovery. Our staff will work with you to bring together your thoughts and ideas to help us gain an insight into what helps – and what delays your recovery journey.
What does a stay at Ward 5 include?
The programme lasts four weeks. This is flexible, based upon the needs of each individual. We promote a positive therapeutic environment that allows people to engage in treatment such as:
- Counselling – CBT, Bereavement Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR
- Mental health assessment and treatment
- Alternative therapies
- Group workshops
The group programme aims to promote more positive coping skills to help individuals to remain free from alcohol or drug use
Structured Group Workshops
- Normalising dependency
- Effects of substances on mental health
- Self awareness
- Coping with high risk situations
- Relapse issues
- Time management
- Cues to substance use
- Anger management
- Anxiety management
- Process of personal change
- Assertive skills
- Relaxation therapy
- Sleep promotion
- Expressive arts
Individuals can have access to:
Physiotherapist, dietician, advocacy services, dentist, social work, podiatrist, pharmacist and psychiatrist during their engagement in service.
How can you get into ward 5?
You can be referred to Ward 5 via your Community Addiction/NADARS team. If you want to be considered for Ward 5, please discuss this with your key worker.
Contact Details – Ward 5: 01294 322377
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on NHS Ayrshire and Arran Grounds. This includes car parks, main entrances and doorways. If you would like help to stop smoking, staff can refer you to the Fresh Air-shire service.
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