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South East

HMP Downview

Service delivered in prison
HMP Downview is a prison for women located in Sutton, Surrey. We deliver substance misuse services (psychosocial and clinical) at this prison.

How we help

We offer a range of psychosocial and clinical interventions to help clients address their substance misuse.

Programmes
  • Stepping Stones – a low-medium intensity intervention for those whose alcohol or drug consumption is at harmful or dependent levels
  • The Bridge – an intensive abstinence-based programme which outlines the journey to recovery and longer term treatment
  • Family Ties – a course of workshops focused on restoring healthy communication and trust between loved ones
  • Living Safely Drug and Alcohol – a series of workshops exploring the risks associated with drug and alcohol use
Further interventions
  • Clinical interventions – provided by a nurse/doctor and including opiate substitution therapy (OST) and detoxification
  • Auricular Acupuncture – acupuncture of the ears, offered as a complementary therapy for all service users
  • Individual key working sessions
  • We offer a wide range of standalone workshops and in-cell packs aimed harm minimisation, risk reduction, and relapse prevention

How to refer

Any resident can self-refer to the service. We also accept referrals from third parties. If a staff member or third party refers a resident we will assess the resident if they agree to engage. All residents on a substitute-prescribing regime will automatically be referred for further substance misuse support.

Our partners

Partners

Internal:

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health In-reach
  • Resettlement (KSSCRC / St Mungo’s)
  • OMU Probation (CRC / NPS)
  • Employment (JobCentre Plus)
  • PACT

External:

  • Community DIP teams
  • Community probation officers
  • Rehabs (Steps2Recovery, Treasures Foundation)
  • Supported Housing (Kairos, Amber Project)
  • The Trussell Trust
  • Croydon Buddhist Society (deliver mindfulness sessions during Stepping Stones and The Bridge)
  • Streetlight UK
  • Fellowships (NA, AA, CA)
  • Social Services
  • Hepatitis C Trust

Get in touch

Main Office

Call us: 0208 196 6671

Service Manager

Call us: 0208 196 6461

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After 12 weeks, I graduated from the programme, with a greater understanding of who I really was.

Francesca, Forward client Read Francesca’s story