ESH Community accepts referrals from service provider organisations nationwide, commissioning authorities or direct from prospective residents who can self refer into ESH Community.
A pre-admission referral and assessment form will need to be completed which can be downloaded here.
Potential detox requirements and the implications of any currently prescribed medication are assessed by our consultant psychiatrist. Residents must also meet our physical and mental health criteria.
We can accept Dual Diagnosis patients. Dual diagnosis refers to the occurrence of a mental illness alongside drug/alcohol misuse. Patients are considered on an individual basis. The initial pre-assessment will consider the severity and stability of the co-occuring mental illness, and an appropriate risk assessment. In general, mental health disorders can dramatically improve when the drug/alcohol misuse is treated.
If there are no concerns with the pre-assessment and circumstances allow, we believe it is essential that potential residents have a face to face discussion at the rehab location to ensure they are comfortable with the type of support we provide and that there is a mutual understanding of expectations for the placement.
The location visit including a further informal discussion and assessment, a chat about expectations and needs and a tour of the centre with an introduction to staff and other residents generally takes about an hour.
We understand this can be an anxious process but our staff will make clients welcome and help to reduce any concerns.
Family are very welcome to attend if desired. Clients and their families are encouraged to ask as many questions as needed.
Potential admissions will then be assessed for suitability based on the referral and assessment form, any existing physical or mental health conditions and potential risks identified during the assessment process. At a minimum resident's must have capacity, be physically and mentally capable of comprehending and participating in the regular physical and psychosocial aspects of the overall treatment programme.
Assuming everything is satisfactory, an offer letter will be sent to the client along with a resident placement information pack.
We require formal acceptance in writing or via email from the client before a place can be reserved.
We will then liaise with the client, families or support workers to ensure a streamlined admission.
When a placement has been agreed we want to start our support prior to admission so we suggest the client keeps in regular daily contact with us by phone so we can ensure everything is progressing satisfactorily up to the arrival date.