Getting treatment for addiction during the coronavirus outbreak
We are still open
More than ever before, people who find themselves in the grip of addiction are struggling to access the treatment and support they need. Their addiction is life-stopping – feeding as it does on isolation – eating away at the lives of individuals and families. We continue to offer the same high standard of treatment during the Coronavirus outbreak that we have been offering our clients for almost 40 years.
Key protective measures in relation to coronavirus
We have put in place measures to ensure that the risks to our clients and staff relating to Covid-19 are managed and mitigated. Under the careful stewardship of Dr Simone Yule, our Clinical Lead at Clouds House, we are carefully managing the virus in line with the government’s latest advice.
We are now asking all our clients to self-isolate for 14 days prior to admission to Clouds House. In these circumstances, we will maintain contact with the client until he or she is ready to be admitted. We have also put a stop to all non-essential visits to the Clouds House site and are screening all visitors and clients pre-admission – as well as on admission. All clients are being admitted into a single room for the first 14 days of their treatment. In addition, we have adapted our treatment programme to prevent the spread of the virus to safeguard the health and well-being of all our clients, staff and visitors.
Our commitment to working with families, which has always been a vital part of our treatment programme at Clouds House, is as strong as ever – despite the coronavirus outbreak. Our admissions team will discuss all aspects of our family work as part of the assessment process. Whilst family members will no longer be allowed on-site, other than in exceptional circumstances authorised by a member of staff, we are putting measures in place to ensure that all our clients are able to stay in touch with their loved ones throughout their stay in treatment.
SHARP (Self Help Addiction Recovery Programme)
The teams at SHARP in Liverpool and Essex continue to respond to enquiries.