Our specialist alcohol supported accommodation service is part of the Southampton Housing Related Support service and supports 24 adults who are trying to overcome their problematic alcohol use so that they can have a better, healthier future. All the support is tailored around individual need and people are encouraged to progress at a pace that is comfortable for them. As with all of our services, meaningful activity is key to helping people have a different focus in their life, and we encourage our clients to access the wide range of opportunities that we offer to help them find something new to motivate them.
People who have become physically dependent on alcohol need to reduce their intake gradually because suddenly stopping when your body is physically dependent is highly dangerous and can be life-threatening. To keep people safe and help them reduce their alcohol use without placing them at risk of harm, we work in close partnership with healthcare colleagues to make sure that any reduction plan is safe.
Access to this service is through Southampton City Council’s Street Homeless Prevention Team.