There are 2 strands to the support that Hebrides Alpha offers
Hebrides Alpha offers a therapeutic employment opportunity for individuals who have a substance addiction problem, and who are serious about addressing it. Their activities include: Window cleaning; power washing; a textile bank; recycling; gutter cleaning; and inflatable hire.
Through these services to the local community, individuals are employed on a voluntary basis for 16 hours (2 days) per week. They participate in relevant certificated training in a variety of courses including Manual Handling, Health & Safety, First Aid and the CSCS Construction Skills card which enables them to work on a building site.
In addition, they learn new skills, work as part of a team, increase in confidence and self-esteem and they become more employable.
There are 3 houses on the site comprising of a 4 bedded, 2 storey house for prospective Service Users and a semi-detached unit compromising of a 2 bedded house for prospective Service Users and a 2 bedded house for staff, which will double up as office space for the Supported Accommodation Manager as well as the Therapeutic Employment Manager.
Individuals will be able to stay in the supported accommodation for various lengths of time, depending on their individual circumstances. Residents will experience a safe place to stay, support with a wide range of issues including addiction, structure, hygiene, budgeting, diet and exercise, training and learning how to keep themselves safe in the community.
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48b Upper Coll
Isle of Lewis
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