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Summit House

Summit is a local charity that was set up to support communities in need working across Dudley and Sandwell helping people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, people living with HIV and the LGBT communities.

Our aim is to offer people a wide range of services that help them gain control of their lives again and live independently.

All of the people we support suffer multiple disadvantages, many come from the most deprived communities and sadly often face discrimination in their day to day lives.

At Summit we help people to turn their lives around by tackling both the causes and consequences of social exclusion through practical and emotional support services such as information, advice, housing, counselling, activities, and employment and training opportunities

Pathways Covered

Alcohol

Overview

In recent years we have been delivering services to over 200 people in recovery from Drug and Alcohol addiction who live in Sandwell. This was been delivered from our West Bromwich base, Lanchard House.

We work in partnership with Sandwell and West Midlands Probation to deliver COMPASS and DIRECTIONS, very successful programmes for people on a drug related court order delivering a positive impact on re-offending figures for this group.

Summit House Support are strategically placed in both Dudley and have great links to local MP’s.

What we do

About Dudley Recovery

Recovery is a progression service for those in recovery from substance addiction or problematic use of substances, and for those who have been significantly affected by another’s addiction, substance use or recovery in the Dudley Borough.

We aim to support people in their continuing recovery journey and those who have been affected, to maintain stability and freedom from addictive behaviour by providing a range of services and activities to develop or rebuild the confidence and other skills needed to lead a fuller life and engage in meaningful activities, in an environment which is supportive of stability and growth and which is free from destabilising influences.

How Dudley Recovery Works

Recovery recognises that our lives are made up of many different components and that addiction or reasons for problematic substance use, may often be the result of issues or difficulties in one or several other areas of our lives which have been unsatisfactory or destabilising.

Recovery takes a holistic view of every individual and will assess and offer support to deal with some of these issues either with support from skilled workers or by referral to one of our specialist partner agencies.

What can Recovery Offer?

Recovery offers a comprehensive programme of groups and other activities throughout the week from Monday to Sunday. These activities are varied and have differing aims – some to improve physical or emotional health, some to develop skills and confidence, others are more social and offer social connections and peer support.

Ask one of our service delivery staff for a copy of our current timetable.

We also offer a supportive volunteering programme.

How to access

1   REFERRAL

People can be referred to Recovery by their CRI keyworker, or people can refer themselves. Tel 01384 243220 Fax: 01384 237869

2   GATEWAY

You will be invited to meet with none of the Recovery Service Delivery Team. They will tell you about the service and assess which groups or activities may best suit your needs.

3   ACCESS

Access the Recovery programme of groups and activities

You may meet eligibility criteria for accessing Recovery Services if:

• You are at a stable point in your recovery journey (eg: medicated, abstinent, and  exiting

or near to exiting treatment or rehab).

• You are the partner, family member or other person significantly affected by

someone else’s drug or alcohol addiction or recovery. 

And

• You live in the Dudley Borough.

• You are able to adhere to Recovery Services ground rules.

• You are able to engage with and participate in structured groups and activities

without being under the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances.

You may be ineligible to access Dudley Recovery Services if:

• You have not yet reached a point of stability in your recovery journey or are still

using illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances problematically.

• You are not able to engage with and participate in structured groups and activities

without being under the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances.

• You are not able to adhere to Recovery Services ground rules.

Drugs

Overview

About Dudley Recovery

Recovery is a progression service for those in recovery from substance addiction or problematic use of substances, and for those who have been significantly affected by another’s addiction, substance use or recovery in the Dudley Borough.

We aim to support people in their continuing recovery journey and those who have been affected, to maintain stability and freedom from addictive behaviour by providing a range of services and activities to develop or rebuild the confidence and other skills needed to lead a fuller life and engage in meaningful activities, in an environment which is supportive of stability and growth and which is free from destabilising influences.

What we do

How Dudley Recovery Works

Recovery recognises that our lives are made up of many different components and that addiction or reasons for problematic substance use, may often be the result of issues or difficulties in one or several other areas of our lives which have been unsatisfactory or destabilising.

Recovery takes a holistic view of every individual and will assess and offer support to deal with some of these issues either with support from skilled workers or by referral to one of our specialist partner agencies.

What can Recovery Offer?

Recovery offers a comprehensive programme of groups and other activities throughout the week from Monday to Sunday. These activities are varied and have differing aims – some to improve physical or emotional health, some to develop skills and confidence, others are more social and offer social connections and peer support.

Ask one of our service delivery staff for a copy of our current timetable.

We also offer a supportive volunteering programme.

How to access

1   REFERRAL

People can be referred to Recovery by their CRI keyworker, or people can refer themselves. Tel 01384 243220 Fax: 01384 237869

2   GATEWAY

You will be invited to meet with none of the Recovery Service Delivery Team. They will tell you about the service and assess which groups or activities may best suit your needs.

3   ACCESS

Access the Recovery programme of groups and activities

You may meet eligibility criteria for accessing Recovery Services if:

• You are at a stable point in your recovery journey (eg: medicated, abstinent, and  exiting

or near to exiting treatment or rehab).

• You are the partner, family member or other person significantly affected by

someone else’s drug or alcohol addiction or recovery. 

And

• You live in the Dudley Borough.

• You are able to adhere to Recovery Services ground rules.

• You are able to engage with and participate in structured groups and activities

without being under the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances.

You may be ineligible to access Dudley Recovery Services if:

• You have not yet reached a point of stability in your recovery journey or are still

using illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances problematically.

• You are not able to engage with and participate in structured groups and activities

without being under the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or other substances.

• You are not able to adhere to Recovery Services ground rules.

Education, training and employment

Overview

Summit House Support Ltd (SHS) is a registered charity which has been operating in Dudley and Sandwell for over 21 years with an excellent reputation for delivering customer focused successful interventions. Our mission is to empower the people we support to set their own goals and vision, realise their full potential and live free from discrimination, equipped with the confidence and skills to contribute to the communities in which they live.

What we do

Our services provide support which is specific to the needs of the individual, and the key to providing our quality service is our excellent and dedicated staff and volunteer team.

The Bridge Employment Hub is our exciting new project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and will run across the Sandwell and Dudley Boroughs.

The Bridge aims to improve the confidence and skill set of vulnerable unemployed people enabling them to move forwards and engage in education, training and volunteering opportunities leading to better employment prospects.

Moving forward the project will deliver:

  • Monthly peer support groups
  • Coaching
  • Specialist workshops including information on self-employment and social enterprise
  • Activities to improve confidence including creative arts and drama
  • 1:1 benefits advise supporting the transition to employment
  • Activities to improve teamwork and reduce isolation including yoga and football
  • Volunteering opportunities and Back To Education support
  • Access to a weekly job club with advice on CV writing, job search and interview preparation

How to access

To find out more information please go on Summit house Support (website: summithousesupport.co.uk ) or contact them through email info@shsl.org.uk or telephone 01384 243220.

Mental and physical health

Overview

Our LGBTQ services are for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender communities as well as those Questioning their sexuality.

We provide peer and one to one support for MSM across Dudley and Sandwell and host well attended regular groups that help to reduce isolation, raise awareness and increase confidence.

The group also invites regular speakers and facilities activities in the community. The support is non-scene and is held in a safe and friendly environment.

We provide a confidential and discreet instant result HIV testing service at various community locations across both boroughs. Please call us for more information about this service.

During 2013/2014 Summit House launched ‘UNIQUE’ a young people’s LGBTQ service and peer support group specifically for 16 to 24 year olds.

UNIQUE uses social media to communicate with the young LGBTQ community as well as one to one and group activities.

What we do

We provide peer and one to one support for MSM across Dudley and Sandwell and host well attended regular groups that help to reduce isolation, raise awareness and increase confidence.

The group also invites regular speakers and facilities activities in the community. The support is non-scene and is held in a safe and friendly environment.

We provide a confidential and discreet instant result HIV testing service at various community locations across both boroughs. Please call us for more information about this service.

During 2013/2014 Summit House launched ‘UNIQUE’ a young people’s LGBTQ service and peer support group specifically for 16 to 24 year olds.

UNIQUE uses social media to communicate with the young LGBTQ community as well as one to one and group activities.

Looking forward to 2014/2015 we will continue to develop our services for LGBTQ. Get in touch if you are interested.

Fast: Our HIV tests are fast and simple. You will get your results in around 15 minutes

Free: Our HIV testing is provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to get tested and know their HIV status.

Confidential: Having a HIV test at Summit House Support is totally confidential. Your information is not shared with anyone else and is not linked to your GP or hospital records.

How to access

Brindley House
North  Street
Dudley
DY2 7DT

T. 01384 243220

To arrange a HIV test call us on 01384 243220 and speak to a member of our staff team