Livingstone Lodge is the Sober Living Environment attached to Livingstone House and Livingstone Sanctuary.
Once residents have completed their residential stay they are given the option of moving to the Lodge. Here they will continue to attend for aftercare at Livingstone House and have two structured groups per week. Residents are still expected to adhere to a specific set of conditions of residence and house expectations whilst resident at Livingstone Lodge. Whilst at Livingstone Lodge residents are encourage to reintegrate back into the community, attend 12 step fellowship meetings and pursue educational, training and vocational qualifications. In addition we encourage the independent development of the living and life skills which residents have gained whilst in treatment.
Livingstone House have a very close working relationship with the Department of Work and Pensions, Medical Services and Pathways to Work and liaise with them in order to maximise the help and support that residents receive. In addition to supporting residents in accessing voluntary working opportunities, we also offer the facility for residents at an appropriate stage of their stay at Livingstone Lodge to volunteer their time at Livingstone House and to study for an Apprenticeship and/or NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care which includes DANOS (Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards).
We encourage residents to stay at Livingstone House for a minimum of one year and we will support residents in accessing their own tenancy with social housing trusts such as Midland Heart, Trident and Fry Housing Association.