The Aftercare Service

Leaving Littledale

Aftercare is provided as part of an integrated package of personalised support for everyone completing treatment. Access to the service is entirely voluntary. Those most likely to benefit from Aftercare are ex-residents who have completed treatment and actively engage with peers and staff after discharge.

The approach to Aftercare adopted by Littledale is based on the belief that:

  • People who are active in their own treatment are more likely to sustain changes adopted to address their addiction
  • Being part of a supported peer network offers opportunities to maintain positive life changes
  • The responsibility for ongoing treatment and support is shared by peers, families, communities and professionals

This approach is based on a clear shared understanding of roles, responsibilities and decision making. The collaborative and democratic Aftercare provided is an extension of the approach taken to residential treatment at Littledale.

Anyone not living locally can attend the recovery group and/or 1:1 meetings (at their own cost and using their own transport) or use technology (e.g. telephone/ skype) to access 1:1 support.

Anyone leaving Littledale before completing their programme:

  • Will be referred back to their funding authority
  • Will be provided with relevant information when discharged
  • Cannot access the Littledale Aftercare service

Ex residents using the Aftercare service, as with all Littledale services, are encouraged to:

  • Believe you can be free of your addiction
  • Maintain a commitment to your recovery
  • Share a commitment and belief in your recovery with peers, friends/ family and professionals
  • Work with your recovery plan and access appropriate resources to support you as you work to achieve your goals
  • Share your recovery journey with other people in recovery

Continued recovery relies on individual commitment, peer support and professional help to ensure you meet your needs in six key areas1:

  • Secure accommodation
  • Meaningful activity (paid work, voluntary work, childcare etc)
  • Physical health
  • Psychological and emotional health (e.g. self-esteem and self-worth)
  • Significant relationships
  • Ongoing ‘treatment’ to support your continued recovery from addiction

1 Galvani, S. (2008) Alcohol or Drug Problems. In: The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, 3rd Ed (edited by M Davies), Blackwell: London.

“My time at Littledale was worth every minute. I’ve learnt a lot and very happy with all care and attention to detail and taking an interest in my life and my wellbeing for my future. A very big thanks to all.”

– SH

“Seeing ex residents here today and telling what they have done since leaving treatment and how they have changed their lives around with help from what they have learnt from the hall. Like myself I learnt a lot from LHTC and getting support when I needed it.”

– MD

"I would like to say a big thank you to Littledale Hall for all the help and support that was given to me during my time there. It wasn’t an easy decision to seek help however LHTC saved my life [...]. It was the hardest but most rewarding experience for me. I now own my own home and I am back working with my brothers expanding our family run business. I would never have imagined I would be where I am today this time 2 years ago and for that I am eternally grateful"

- MY

Why choose Littledale Addiction Treatment Services?

  • Staffed 24-hours a day

  • Safe & supportive environment

  • Restore self-esteem & self-confidence

  • Picturesque 200-acre location

  • Access to GP services