Maidstone houses male only, convicted and remand, adult and local remand young offenders located in Lewes, East Sussex.
Forward delivers substance misuse programmes at the prison including:
Medical interventions provided by a nurse/doctor such as opiate substitution therapy (OST) and detoxification. The aim is to improve physical and psychological functioning, improve quality of life and support recovery.
All service users who receive clinical interventions also receive psychosocial support and can access Forward’s low-medium intensity, non-abstinence based group workshops/programmes.
Forward’s Case management services involve:
- Comprehensive assessment of needs
- Needs-led care planning
- Individual key working sessions
- Motivational enhancement
- Delivery of low-medium intensity psychosocial group workshops
- Relapse prevention
- Release planning
Living Safely - Drugs and Alcohol
Living Safely is a series of workshops that provides safe coping skills to minimise the risk of harm and relapse among drug and alcohol users. It is a low intensity intervention for individuals with varying levels of drug or alcohol problems. This includes binge drinkers or those who simply want to learn more about the effects of drugs/alcohol and how to use or drink more safely. Living Safely is accessible to service users undergoing clinical interventions (e.g. opiate substitution treatment).
Living Safely Drug consists of 13 90-minute workshops, Living Safely Alcohol consists of eight. It is recommended that individuals attend at least four workshops and engage with the entire programme where possible.