Abstinence & Treatment based supported housing project 
The houses offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to recover and build a new life. All residents are free from illicit drugs or alcohol and are engaged in treatment having made a commitment to change. Staff are available around the clock for support and residents are there to support each other through difficult times. A peer led environment is encouraged, with independent living and long-term recovery being the goal. 
Support on offer includes: 
Clear and concise initial assessments. 
One to One support session – Creating support plans to cater for your needs. 
Risk Management Plans – To help minimise any risk identified by you, Jatis Staff or partner services. 
Housing related support i.e claiming Housing Benefits, change of benefits, Devon home choice, maintaining tenancy, referral to other housing agencies, maintaining rent payments and any arrears. 
Support with claiming the right benefits for your needs/circumstances. 
Support with budgeting, shopping, meal planning, cooking and general living needs. 
Collaboration with prescribing services. 
A structured day programme. 
Psychosocial/Interpersonal Group Work. 
One to One Personal Development Assignments. 
Access to Counselling. 
Facilitated access to mutual aid, volunteering and training within the community. 


Mutual Aid refers to the social, emotional and informational support provided by, and to, members of a group at every stage of recovery. Groups often include people who are abstinent and want help to remain so – these people are actively changing their behaviour using a programme of mutual aid. They also include people who are thinking about stopping and/or actively trying to stop their drug and alcohol use. Groups also exist to support families, children and friends affected by substance misuse. 
The most common mutual aid groups in England include 12-step fellowships and SMART Recovery. The fellowships (eg, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) are based on a 12-step self-help philosophy developed in the 1930s. SMART Recovery applies cognitive behavioural techniques and therapeutic lifestyle change to its mutual aid groups to help people manage their recovery. 
For us Mutual Aid is about how our project operates. At the heart of the house is a community of people who all want Recovery. Each individual in the Community has made a decision to play an active part in helping and supporting their fellow residents. This means a lot more than being good about cleaning the house and doing the cooking etc. It means that all residents play a part in keeping the Community safe and healthy.  Everyone takes responsibility to make the best contribution they can to engage in a Recovery Community. One where everyone is able and willing to share what is going on for them. Where everyone is willing to listen to and support their fellow residents. A Community where it's safe to raise problems; where it's safe to talk about difficult stuff and where people can learn from each other with mutual respect. 
Mutual aid works – There is something particularly special about one addict helping another. It’s often easier for an addict to follow the experience of another who is further on in the recovery journey. 
Being an active part of a Mutual Aid Community isn't easy – We have often developed ways of behaving that keep things to ourselves because it makes us feel safer. The fact is that we need to change this. We can't get well on our own. We need the help of others, and we need to have courage to accept it. Of course, it's also true that once we start accepting help in a Mutual Aid setting, then we also give help, even if we don't realise it. 


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